Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival

I am so excited to be posting a quilt of my own for the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival! I spent countless hours pouring over everyone else's entries in the Spring. So I set up this blog shortly after just so that I could get in on the action for the Fall show!

My favorite quilt at the moment is this quilt that my sister and I made together for the Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon this past summer. We came up with the design when we were at the 2008 Quilt Show and then we both made 10 blocks. I live in California and she lives in Seattle so we worked on it when we saw each other throughout the year and put it all together. We were obviously inspired by a log cabin style block and we put a scrappy spin on it. We were so excited to be able to travel to Sisters again this summer to see our own quilt in the show. It is an amazing quilt show with over 1300 quilts hung all over town from all the buildings. I will have to do a separate post to show off some of our other favorites.

For now the quilt is on my bed and I love it! Thanks so much to Amy for hosting the quilt show again! You know where I will be on Sunday while my husband watches football!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Long time no see...

So the whole reason that I ever started this blog was because I wanted to be able to post the fabulous quilt that my sister and I made for the Blogger's Quilt Festival this month. I haven't done as well as I would have expected with keeping up on the posting end, but I do have a place to post about my favorite quilt when the Festival starts on Friday. I WILL post on that day!!!

Here are two of my most recent projects. Quilts for babies of two of my best friends. One for a boy born about a week ago and one for a girl due at the end of November. The boy quilt is Valori Wells Urban Chick flannels and it is so soft and cuddly! I had the strips from a roll that I had on hand so I added one more fabric and then the dots for the back. Easy-peezy-lemon-squeezy, as my six year old would say!

The second quilt is for a baby girl and I used mostly Sandi Henderson Ginger Blossoms fat quarters that I had in my stash. I made a huge log cabin like rectangle and put a nice thick double layer of flannel for the back. No batting, just two cozy layers of flannel. My friend is using it already and swears that she might not give it to the baby, I may have to make another once she is born!

That is all for now, I'll be back on Friday!