Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I can't believe I haven't posted since Tuesday! It's not like I've been all that busy. sheesh

Cruising Blogland I've discovered the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Park City Girl. I've been debating about which quilt to post as my favorite. It's not an easy decision! Finally I've chosen this quilt because it has been one of my favorites for a long time.

I wish I had a better quality photo of it. At least there are a couple of detail shots...

What I love about this quilt is the liberated or maverick quality of the piecing. It's a free-wheeling quilt that has obviously been used and repaired and used some more. It's slightly less than twin size.

The top was machine pieced but the quilt is hand quilted. I bought it from an antique shop when we were living in Texas. I can detect debris in the carded cotton through the muslin backing. This quilt just speaks to me of home-grown and make-do with a sparkling result.

*Edited to add: There are now over 300 quilters participating in this Bloggers Quilt Festival! If you click on the link in this post or on the badge in my sidebar you will be taken to the master list of links to everyone's quilts. This event officially runs for a full week but the links will be up forever, I imagine, so you can peruse the wide variety of styles anytime you want :- )

19 comments:

Derrick said...

NICE BLOG.. Interesting!

Zonnah said...

Oh it looks so comfortable, I love it!

Maggie said...

I love quilts like this. The improvisational piecing and fabric choices make it very organic.

Jean said...

Very pretty quilt...I love the old quilts.I wish I was lucky enough to find cool stuff like this!

Nanci said...

A totally great choice. For those that have lots to choose from it must be hard...I love the quilt.

Aunt Spicy said...

What a lovely quilt! I love this quilt!

Barbara C said...

Great fabrics. I love these spontaneous "make do" quilts.

scrappy quilter said...

I love it. Great colors.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very comfy cozy quilt. I love this quilt!

ROZ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. My quilt does have a lot of memories for me, especially since my husband is sick and has been at a Board and Care Home for four years now. I just love the fact that you entered this wonderful old quilt in the Blogger's show.

Cher said...

the bloggers quilt festival is popping up everywhere-glad you are enjoying being a part of it. nice that you picked up this old quilt and valued it.

Diva Quilts said...

Verrrry pretty! It looks so homey - I want to cuddle up under it!

stitchinpenny said...

Just used with love and parts are just about all used up. Give it lots of love.

Sharon said...

I love the older quilts - the ones that give us permission to be less than perfect. What a comfy, cozy quilt this is - it has personality. I also love that you valued it enough to give it a good home. What a neat quilt!

Miri said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the soft colors and interesting design.

Jenny said...

That does inspire. It makes me think of people doing the very best with what they have and making it do.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing :)

belinda said...

I think this quilt just screams home and cozy!!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Nothing like a well loved quilt, beautiful.