Monday, April 20, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival



Please come and join me for the Bloggers Quilt Festival held by Amy at Park City Girl. Currently there are over 370 bloggers who have shared their quilts. If you have a quilt you've made then hop on board or maybe you'd prefer to just enjoy the show. Either way it's a great way to meet new quilters/bloggers and have some fun! Below is the quilt I've chosen to enter for the Festival.




This is what I consider to be my first "real" quilt. I've done some baby quilts and rag quilts, but this is my first pieced quilt I've done and I finished the top-which is still waiting to be quilted--about 3 or 4 years ago. It's call Crazy Among Friends from a pattern by The Buggy Barn. I did it as a BOM (Block of the Month for our non-quilter friends) through my LQS (Local Quilt Shop).


A close-up of a few of the blocks. This was such a fun quilt to do and a really great technique combining a crazy quilt approach, using freezer paper templates, cutting your blocks in stacks and then shuffling the pieces to acquire different color combinations for each like block. It's also a great quilt for a beginner, because it is forgiving, so it's not so overwhelming.




This particular pattern is actually meant to be made between friends and then everyone trade blocks, however it can also be done by just one person as I did it.



I love the little basket blocks and there are about 3 different shaped basket blocks in this one. I want to make up the quilt in the same book that is all baskets someday soon.

Thank you for sharing in my quilt with me and don't forget to hop on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival home and enjoy seeing everyone else's. I may see you there!

Click HERE to go to my Webshots and see my Dear Jane Quilt Blocks.

17 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your quilt! The baskets are darling and would make a great quilt by themselves. Thanks for sharing about it.

Carol said...

What a great way to learn different aspects of quilting.

Bunny said...

What a fun quilt. I visited your Dear Jane blocks and they are looking great also.

Serena said...

I love the life in this quilt! So bright and vibrant! beautiful!

Miri said...

What a really fun quilt! Great color combo!

Zonnah said...

I love the colors and fabrics you picked :)

Granny Lyn said...

what a happy quilt!! love it!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love this quilt and the colors. Very nice. :)

jlk said...

What a fun quilt!

Gayle said...

Hey Cathy - I don't think I'd ever seen pictures of your finished quilt top! It turned out wonderfully! I'm teaching a class for RS and we're doing the Buggy Barn Crazy Star - I thought that would be a good beginner project. I was shocked when 13 people signed up!

scrappy quilter said...

What a fun quilt. I like the colors in it.

Karen said...

Oh, a Buggy Barn quilt! Very good! Like your fabric choices.

Rhonda said...

Cool, you did a great job. I have never seen the whole picture. You did a great job. I love it. It looks just like you. Mom will die. She will think it is so you. You need to send it to her to quilt on her machine or better yet...hop a plane and come do it yourself. She would love that! Then you can teach her how to use her machine. Cause you know, that is on my list but...ahh Pops always gets me out in the garden...so you will have to figure out the machine.

The newset garden guru by Bob
Rhonda

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So fun and happy! I love all the colors in your quilt. Thanks for sharing :)

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt and I love the patriotic colors and prim concepts.

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

What a fabulously fun quilt! Beautiful.

rebecs said...

what a beautiful quilt! love the design, and colors.