Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quilt Festival!

Earlier this year, Amy at Park City Girl hosted a Blogger's Quilt Festival. I participated then, and had a blast looking at all the entries. You can see my previous entry here.
She had such a good response that she's doing it again. A big thanks to Amy for organizing such an undertaking!

I'm happy to enter this quilt into the fray.



Here's the back:


It is machine pieced and quilted by me. I don't usually name my quilts, so if you can think of a good name, please let me know.

Also, I don't normally use all fabrics from one collection. In this case it really worked with the pattern I chose, which calls for a lot of different fabrics. Normally I am sort of a "choose your own color combos" girl. It measures 67.5"x71.5".

I made it for my best friend Sara. She was the maid of honor at my wedding and quite deserving of the quilt. You can read more about it here, which is when I first posted it. In general, she loves it and it really fits her "surfer girl" personality (she lives a block away from the beach in CA).

Enjoy the rest of the quilts in the festival! I know I will.

36 comments:

  1. So pretty! I really like the colours you used!

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  2. I m not good at naming things, but that quilt immediately reminded me of a picnic by the pool! I love this little festival, it is so fun to meet new quilters!

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  3. When I looked at this quilt, the first thing I said was "holy cow!" because to me, it's such a great mash-up quilt. I see inspriration from lots of different things out there in the quilt-o-verse, and I think it's so neat that you've combined them all in the same piece - and really well!

    I'd call it "In for a pound" because when I looked at it I thought "Well, in for a penny..." and then when I saw your pic of the back I laughed "... in for a pound!" :D

    And because, as I looked it over

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  4. Very nice and I like the fabric colors in it. I am sure your friend will always cherish it.

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  5. Really like the colors...I'll bet your friend loves it...

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  6. This is wonderful. Your fabric choices were amazing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt.

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  7. Great quilt! It looks like nautical code flags to me!

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  8. Great colours! The back looks as good as the front!

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  9. what a great, fun quilt. Really nice.

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  10. i love your sense of color and balance. this is a terrific quilt!

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  11. The back is great and the front is even better.

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  12. Great quilt! Sometimes the fabrics in a collection are just too good not to use together. I like how you pieced part of the back too.

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  13. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this quilt! When I look at it, it looks like an aerial view of a neighborhood with gardens in the backyard of some of the houses. "Summer in the Neighborhood".

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  16. Very pretty quilt. I like the design. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Great quilt. Nice mix of blocks. Clever use of fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a great quilt for a longtime friend of yours. I especially like your back and the way you pieced in the fabrics from the front.

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  19. This is such a nice quilt. I immediately thought 'patriotic' even tho you probably did not intend it to be.

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  20. oooh aaah!! i love this quilt. my mouth fell open when i first saw it. the colors and design are amazing. super job

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  21. Ooh, love the colors and fabrics in this beautiful quilt.

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  22. love that fabric! I have that too! Love what you did on the back!

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  23. I think you should call it Haiku...

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  24. Beautiful! I'm a fan of these quilts with various size blocks mixing randomly together. I'm at a loss for a name (one of the hardest parts for me is naming a quilt). But thanks for sharing!

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  25. Very lovely quilt! Love all the fabric choices.


    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love it. Both an interesting front and back!

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  27. What a great quilt. Love the colors and the design. No name comes to mind except something like "Target Squared."
    Well done!

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  28. Fresh colors and fun design. Great job!

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  29. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  30. I love the modern look to this quilt.Great colour choices too. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Gorgeous. I love the contrasts.

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  32. Great quilt! It looks so cheery and comforting! Maybe you could call it something surf related since it is for your surfer girl friend... Surf's Up or something?

    Arabella

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