Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2010



No it's not a doll quilt but it verily well could be and my daughter would love to have it for her twins. The hubster chuckled as I wandered round our un-photogenic house with quilt and baby dolls clutched to my heart looking for a place to take photos :)
It's not the quilt I was planning on sharing today but my other one is not finished yet and won't be for a while. I'm embroidering some blocks.
This is one of the few quilts that I have finished this year and it is for The Gracie Jane Project (button in sidebar). Ironically I found out about this new project last year while reading one of the Blogger Quilt Festival entries.

I love the design. It's very simple to put together if you pay proper attention to the instructions :) I forgot to attach the border on my first attempt and did not notice till the whole thing was quilted and ready for it's binding!!!!! Attempt #2 goes out in the mail this week-end and I hope it warms a preemie baby well.
There's already a whooooole lot of people participating in the festival and as usual I plan on visiting everyone over the next few days (better make that weeks since there are so many entries.) Thanks to Amy http://amyscreativeside.com/ for giving us this fun opportunity to interact with each other. Love the mini photos for the entries :)

47 comments:

Dolores said...

It's gorgeous. My favourite colours and I love the simplicity of it.

Shelly said...

Your color choices are fantastic!

Lonci said...

This is so sweet:)

quilthexle said...

You're probably right - a simple pattern. But your colour choice and placement makes it a wonderful piece!

quilthexle said...

Maybe you're right, and it is a simple pattern. But your colour choice and placement makes it to a beautiful quilt, simple or not!

colourdujour said...

I'm loving quilt with lots of white in them, this one no exception, and it is not even needing the border that you missed. Great story too!

Karen said...

Hi Carol.
I do love the simplicity in this quilt. It really lets the fabrics shine and creates a lovely visual effect.
Fantastic entry for the festival!
Have fun visiting all the sites. It took me ages last time as I always want to look through the whole site, not just the entry!

The Tulip Patch said...

This is a soothing, lovely quilt. I'm off to read about Gracie Jane Project!

Michelle said...

Very nice, sometimes simple is elegant and has more of a design impact when the colors are limited. Will have to check out the gracie project. Thanks for sharing, I love your stitchery on your other site I saw.

Robin said...

What a great quilt! I love the fabrics. And what a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love the simplicity of the pattern and the colours or your quilt. The styling with the twin dolls made me laugh. Look forward to seeing your other quilt at the next Bloggers Quilt Festival

Allie said...

This is just darling - I love the colors!!!

Sandra said...

What a simply charming quilt for such a great cause. I'm sure they could use both quilts. And kudos on contributing and spreading the word.

Thanks for visiting/commenting on both my festival posts.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Love the simple colours together..its just beautiful...and yes i know what you mean about the hubby laughing... we try all wierd poses for quilts etc... i just bought a new camera to take better pics of my quilts... bit sad really when my other camera was fine for taking pictures of kids....Priorities??!! xx

Kelli said...

These colours are awesome! I love it!
What a beautiful cause that you made it for. Well done!

Kerry said...

Cute quilt, simple can say a lot! What a great cause for a quilt

Aunt Spicy said...

so glad you did share it, it is just lovely!

Sara said...

Hey neighbour :) I have the exact same problem with the un-photogenic house :)

kameleonquilt said...

Carol
What a surprisingly simple design for such a complex looking surface. Your choice of colours and fabrics really made this quilt, - I especially liked the effect of the stripey fabric. Love the sea greens :-)
Thank you for your very nice comment on my blog :-)

The Calico Cat said...

Love the mix of fabrics in that quilt!

BaileyGirl5 said...

We could be long lost sisters. I have an unphotogenic house and wander around for photo shoots with the subject at hand looking for a clean, well lit spot. Very hard to find both at the same place!

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the simplicity. Lovely!

Terriaw said...

cool quilt! Looks like a fun project. Isn't that the way it is with the other quilts not finished yet?!

Marit said...

Pretty quilt in a very simple but fun design. You are generous for gifting this to a family in distress!

Martine said...

le bleu et blanc de gauche à droite comme les vagues de l'océan ,un vent marin de poésie ,félicitation

Charlsey said...

Very peaceful colors and wonderful cause. Love your Tennessee accent! Just kidding

Eileen said...

love your quilt and it's so precious with the twins in it! great colors and the fabrics are lovely, too. thanks for sharing and have a great day

MARIKA said...

Very kind Quilt baby duvet

bethanndodd said...

A wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause!

Ivory Spring said...

Carol, it's lovely to hear from you. I love your quilt - the simple geometric clean look catches my eye.

AnnieO said...

I love that you posed it with the baby dolls! Very cute quilt with a great destination. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Deanna said...

Love the color scheme. Also the way the simple quilting runs perpendicular to the pattern of the quilt. Very effective.

Tilly said...

Thank you for poppong by my blog and commenting on my quilt. There are so many quilts to see so I really appreciate you spending your time to stop by. I love the design of your quilt. Thanks for posting the final picture too as I can really see how the blocks go together and think I might be able to try that at some point. I'll be bookmarking you! So far I haven't come across a quilt that was made to keep - they have all been for special times - birthdays, babies, weddings and charities. That says so much about quilters don't you think? Must stop by your other blogs - I'm very interseted in my family history too and have got back to around 1790.

SheilaC said...

I just love the colors in your quilt! I am sure the little dolls will love snuggling :)

SHeilaC

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Simple but beautiful! Love the colors:)

Catherine said...

Adorable photos with the baby dolls who I imagine are a similar size to the premmie. A lovely cause to make a quilt for and this is nice simple design but very effective.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Carol, I loved seeing the colour combination...gorgeous...simple sometimes is best...Warm Regards, lyn

Ane Scherrer said...

What a wonderful blog! Congratulations! Brazilian kisses, Ane.

Micki said...

I love your quilt. I just posted a pic of my Gracie quilt yesterday. I wrote the contact email that is on the Gracie blog two times asking for the snail address that i have to send the quilt to, but so far have not gotten an answer. DO you have another email address or can you just give me the address information?
Thanks!
Micki

snippetsandyarns said...

Oh I love those fabrics!! Wonderful choices :-) Beautiful results!

~ Meagan

Mom2three said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors, the story behind it, and that it was quilt made with love. I'm sure that some momma out there is going to love wrapping her tiny little one in it.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Olivia 3-D Bow Tie quilt. I was encouraged.

pinsandneedles said...

What a great project! Color choices are fabulous!

BubzRugz said...

Lovely colours - the pattern is so effective....
Hugz

Kit Lang said...

What a pretty quilt!

Linda said...

This is really a cute quilt - love the colors - and I especially like the way you quilted it. Simple yet cozy. Great job.

P. said...

I just love those greens and blues with the white on this quilt. It is very soothing and restful to the eye. Well done!

Vicki said...

such a pretty little quilt!

Angela Flicker: The Art of Making a House a Home in Utah said...

What a great quilt. Simple, yet very well done. I love it!