Thursday, May 19, 2011

bloggers quilt festival

here's my entry for the bloggers quilt festival over on amy's creative side.
H's quilt

i started it when H was doing time (9 months gestation! actually 8 and a half!) and after deciding to add hand quilting detail with perle 8 i finally finished it a couple of weeks ago (H is six months old!), i could only manage a couple of lines at a time due to boredom and a sore finger.
H's quilt

the fabrics are a bit of mixture, the matryoshkas were where the whole theme started - i decided a simple strip quilt would be the best thing to show off the large scale print. and i added the michael miller dot in teal, a gingham seersucker in red, a couple of small dots i found at spotlight, and a great find from spotlight - the blue retro floral which i have since realised is almost exactly the same as a cath kidston print.

the back is a few strips of leftover scraps, dividing some off white linen and the amy butler lotus print.
H's quilt

and i found the perfect stripe for the binding in my stash.
H's quilt folded

amy puts in a lot of hard work to organise the festival - hop on over and take a look at all the other quilts, and checkout the sponsors.
Amy's Creative Side

18 comments:

  1. Hi Alexis ... Your quilt is beautiful! Just perfect for a baby with all the fun and bright colors. I especially love the matryoshkas ... so cute! I totally understand how bored you must have been doing all that wonderful hand-quilting. I did one very large quilt that way and learned that I would never do another one unless I got a quilting machine (lol)! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wonderful fabric choices and I am in love with the matryoshkias!!

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  3. This is a really sweet quilt I love your use of strips of the fabrics it showes off the prints very well!

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  4. Its beautiful. I love the binding :)

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  5. Your quilt is really lovely, I love the mix of fabrics you used, and the striped binding just finishes it perfectly.

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  6. I love this quilt and your fabrics highlight the matryoshkas so beautifully.

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  7. This makes me want to learn how to quilt. I love the fabric combo, the colors, the simplicity - perfection!

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  8. Oh I love this and I have to find me some of that fabric!

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  9. Wonderful quilt! Love that nesting doll fabric!

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  10. I love it! I have always loved the matryoshkas and this is just adorable.

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  11. Ok, seriously, when H was doing time...that was hysterical! I love it and the quilt! So modern and awesome!

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  12. Still catching up on visiting the entries to the quilt festival. Your quilt is very lovely. Love the matryoshkas!

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  13. Hello! Your quilt is really beautiful! Great simple pattern with lovely fabrics!
    Sunny wishes from Greece! Teje

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  14. what a great quilt - love the colors and all the fabrics together, especially the binding. and such a beautiful way to showcase the matryoshkas. fabulous!

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