Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival May 2011

Welcome to everyone visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I wanted to show my On the Road To Spring Quilt Along quilt.  Randi from I have to say blog organised a quilt along. I must say I was in raptures looking through my stash for fabrics. It was so much fun.  Not long before starting this quilt along Rita from Red Pepper Quilts had done a post about linen and the light bulb went off. I quickly rang a shop and scored myself some linen (cotton/linen blend).  It was easy to work with and adds a wonderful texture.
This is a photo before quilting.  BIG quilts are a nightmare to photograph! But it fits wonderfully on my bed and is very warm on these cold nights.

Next up is some pictures of the top all quilted up and bound.  I just got my long arm quilter to do an allover meander. Its perfect. I just love looking at all the fabrics in this quilt. 


For so much more awesomeness head over to Amy's (the genius behind these festivals).  THANK YOU AMY!

35 comments:

Jan said...

I recognize a lot of the great fabrics you chose for this great quilt. Love your quilt.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This really is a beautiful quilt! Well done!

Teresa said...

Really nice! I've never tried linen! Thanks for sharing!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm yet to quilt with linen but this quilt is an inspiration. I love the combination of fabrics you've chosen, so fun and lively and yet pretty too. The perfect quilt for getting cosy in.

Kwilt Noob said...

Lovely! I adore the red/aqua combination!

Sandra said...

What a peaceful cozy quilt. Love the colors. Kudos.
Come see my entries, #212 repro cheddar stars and #216 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Janet said...

I love the look of the linen and the big flower fabric together. I think I must try some linen on a quilt soon.

jlk said...

So pretty! I have yet to tackle a quilt for my bed. Perhaps that should be my next project.

Debbie said...

Darling quilt! I really like your color combo!

Melissa P said...

Using lots of favorites in one quilt is the perfect way to enjoy your stash. You did a great job combining them.

Jane said...

Love the colors in your quilt! The linen is great. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Echerd said...

Gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Pisano said...

I really like your color quilt! wonderful job of quilting

Allie said...

I love it - the colors are wonderful and it looks so cozy! I'll have to try some linen!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful quilt! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the colours.

stitchinpenny said...

Red and aqua is one of my favorite color combos. I love your quilt.

Laurel H. said...

Nice quilt! I recognize some Paula Prass fabrics in there...

Eileen said...

Very pretty and lovely quilt. Love the fabrics and pattern. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Dana said...

I just adore the colours youve used. The quilt festival is great iv got to read so many new blogs because of it looking forward to seeing more from you, im now a follower :-)

Angela Flicker said...

Great quilt --I really love the colors!

Kristen said...

I remember you starting this! It does look fabulous!!

O'Quilts said...

That is a very nice quilt. Coincidentally, I am doing one like that right now with scraps. Thx,also for commenting on my quilt.

Catherine said...

I love the colour scheme of this quilt Karen, such pretty fabrics! I haven't used linen in a quilt yet either.

Karen said...

Hi Karen. Your quilt looks great. I love your choice of fabrics and colours. Great idea to join a quilt along! Keep warm!!

Lyn said...

Hello Karen, I enjoyed seeing your quilt......love the colourway of the fabrics...Warm Regards, lyn

Sabine said...

I love this quilt! Clean lines, lovely fabric - I could live with it. Thanks for sharing!

Why Not Sew? said...

love, love, love your quilt!

Kelly Rachel said...

Ohhhh!! This is the BEST colour combination - just perfect. The linen adds just that little somethin' somethin'. Gorgeous!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is very pretty.

Hollie said...

What a fantastic quilt. I love the fabric you chose and the color scheme.

Manda said...

This is beautiful! Love the fabrics

Sherry said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love the fabrics you chose.

Tania said...

Karen, it's all over gorgeousness. That linen makes the colours pop and did I mention the colours? Popping perfect.

heather said...

I'm loving this quilt!!!