Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ENTERING THE BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL

I decided to enter the Blogger's Quilt Festival on the last day!  This is my Kaleidoscope quilt, a pattern by Becky Goldsmith and was originally named "Everyday Best."


A blogger friend from a block swap posted the quilt made by her mother on her blog and I commented that I really liked it.  I didn't ask her for the pattern or anything.  A week or so later, the pattern arrived in the mail.  I took one look at it and put it in a drawer - saying to myself that I would never make it!  As time went by, I would occasionally see it and really liked it, but it would go back in the drawer.

As I was getting ready to retire, we bought a camper so we could do some traveling.  I bought a Featherweight to take in the camper so I could sew in the evenings or other times when we were camping.  Getting projects to take in the camper, I realized that this quilt would be something that I could do easily with a bag of scraps and wouldn't take up a lot of space, so I started paper piecing the circles while camping.  It took a few trips to get the circles finished.  I used fabric from my stash for the whole quilt and I'm really glad I made it!

Quilted by me on my domestic sewing machine.  It measures 71" square.



There are hundreds of amazing quilts entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Click on the Festival box below to see them:


22 comments:

purduepam said...

Love the quilt and what a great use of your stash.

Jenny M said...

Wonderful quilt and a great pattern. It must have been good to use up your scraps.
PS. Also love your beautiful photos in your header.

Karen said...

I am assuming the pictures in your header are from New England. We were there last fall and so enjoyed the covered bridges.

Your scrappy circles make for a great quilt. I will check out the Festival later today.

Cherilyn said...

Beautiful quilt! Scrap quilts are my favorite!

Esther said...

I love the look of this quilt, and I especially love that you made it in your camper.

Dee said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous! I've seen this pattern and wanted to make it...yours is beautiful! And the quilting is amazing!

Good luck on your entry!

Lori said...

I've always loved this quilt Ruth! So nice to see it again!!

Carla said...

This is fabulous! What a great display of fabrics.

Janet O. said...

It is a beauty, Ruth. I'm sure if someone gave me that pattern it would go in a drawer, but I don't know if I would ever have the courage to get it back out!
Nice quilting job, too!

susis quilts said...

oh,what a beauty,susi

CitricSugar said...

Great use of scraps - really pretty! I love that you made it on camping trips.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I really LOVE this quilt and the fact that you used your scraps! thanks for sharing

Marika Szabóne said...

Quilting Very nice work :)

Marsha said...

Great quilt, I love the flowers around the border! I would be intimidated looking at the pattern, too. Breaking it down into small projects to work on while you are camping does make it seem easier. It is beautiful!

---"Love" said...

Again, it's incredible!
Can't wait to find time to check out the others in the Bloggers Quilt Festival! Lots of pretty ones I'm sure, but doubtful there will be any prettier than yours! ---"Love"

quilt32 said...

I voted. Tip: It's #513
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Sharon said...

This is a fabulous quilt, and your quilting is lovely. Great story behind it!

Lesley said...

Your quilt is spectacular! I love the beauty of it, the perfect piecing, and the fact tht you used fabrics from your stash. Extremely well done!

Katie said...

I'm so sharing this post with my mom! Still looks great - are you using it or just staring in awe that you managed to get all those pieces sewn together in such a short time?

Beth said...

A beautiful quilt, one of my very favorite quilts. !!!!

Barb said...

wow - what a great quilt! I love circle quilts and this one is a winner!

Nana said...

Love your amazing quilt and the gorgeous quilting. Nice work!