Friday, April 17, 2009

Quilt Festival



Hi. Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Amy over at Park City Girl thought it would be fun to make a Virtual Quilt Festival, where we could all have a convenient way to enjoy other blogger's favorite quilts. Sounds fun to me!

This is my favorite quilt that I have done so far. I made it for my goddaughter Margaret Marie (who we generally call Meggy). She is three, and lives and hour's drive away from me. Her mom and I both wanted to make something that would last for a long time, and that she could use for years without it becoming too "kiddish".

The fabric is Peas and Carrots by American Jane (mostly) and the pattern is from an American Quilting and Patchwork Magazine. I machine pieced it, and quilted it with a walking foot on my little Kenmore. I had a few moments where I thought it was just going to be too busy, and that it would be a complete failure and my friend would feel like she had wasted the money she spent on fabric for this quilt. But in the end, I love it. I love going to visit and seeing it on Marie's bed, and I love the fact that even if we move away from each other, she will still be able to feel my love and prayers snuggling her as she sleeps.


Thanks for checking out my quilt! Now, go see the rest of the First Annual Blogger Quilt Festival !

32 comments:

Millie said...

I like this quilt a lot! It's beautiful.

Amy Sp said...

The color scheme here is great! The whole quilt looks very, very nice. Great work!

Zonnah said...

I love it, it is so pretty!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Gorgeous quilt! What a lucky god-daughter! This quilt is so bright and cheerful, love the colors of the fabric, and I like the pattern you have chosen!

SarahB said...

This quilt is beautiful! Love the bright scrappy colors!

Dolores said...

Oh what a bright and cheerful quilt. Quite a difference from your first one. (I checked out your blog.)

Patty said...

I love the colors in your quilt; and the name of the fabric, peas and carrots, fits perfect for little ones.

Erzebat said...

great quilt! excellent choice of colors! (mauh) Liz

Natasha said...

Beautiful - such vibrant colours. I just love that orange.

scrappy quilter said...

This is one of my favorites so far. Love the colors and pattern.

Nanci said...

This is a happy quilt. I think it's simply 30s sortof colours and great.
It's a favorite so far.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely terrific quilt! Love the fabrics and the pattern. You did a great job.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the colors and fabric.

dutchcomfort said...

Very pretty quilt!

Nicolette

Cindra said...

What a gift of love! I love the orange! That is my niece's new favorite color. Your quilt is beautiful and memorable for so many reasons!

Melody said...

Lovely!

stitchinpenny said...

I am so impressed by the colors. Love the quilt.

karenfae said...

I love how colorful this quilt is - great job.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

quiltmom said...

Jilly,
What a fabulous quilt - so bright and cheery and perfect for a child or a teenager. She will be able to enjoy it for many years- the fabrics work great together.
Happy quilting,
Regards,
Anna

Quilt Rat said...

Wonderful use of colour. great quilt and story. Enjoy the festival!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love your quilt! So colorful and bright - perfect for a little girl as she grows. The pattern is really neat too - great work! Thanks for sharing :)

StegArt said...

Lovely riot of color and design.

Andi said...

Really gorgeous quilt.
Love the fabric and design choices.
Andi :-)

Lollydo said...

I am an orange lover and your quilt is just wonderful. It is something I would make for my best friend/quilting buddy when she moves away. Thanks for sharing!

Serena said...

Just beautiful I love the orange.......you did a fantastic job!

Cathy said...

What a lovely quilt, so very bright and cheery! I love it!

Cathy ♥

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful, bright and happy quilt!

Sharon said...

it's a treasure...she really does love it too. sharon (goddaughter's mom)

metrosupialdesigns said...

That's such a great line of fabrics. How nice of you to make a quilt for your friend.

It's just so bright and cheery. Do you want to make one for yourself?

Jilly said...

Thanks so much for all the quilt love.

Metrosupial designs, I do want to make myself something similarly bright and cheery, but I think it will be a while before I want to piece that many triangles again! I have a bunch of Garden Party in the basement that is going to make me a simpler, but super cheery lap quilt soon

Heather said...

I absolutely adore all the orange in the quilt. Nice work.

Kay said...

I think that quilt is just gorgeous, the scrappy goodness is perfect :o)