Friday, May 13, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival: Spring 2011



I know, two posts in one day but I decided last minute to join in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival being hosted by Amy's Creative Side.

My entry is one that you all just recently helped me celebrate as a finish.....

Minnesota Stars Quilt

Size:  60" X 72"
Designer:  Kristin Gassaway
Fabric:  Connecting Threads Kit

I started this quilt early last summer (2010).  When my youngest daughter saw the fabric she said that she really liked the colors.  Keep in mind, this is my daughter who usually does express any interest in the things I've made.  She just has not had any interest - or at least she hasn't ever shown any.  Well, without her knowing it, I had already planned that it would be a quilt made for her.  The colors are/were perfect for her color scheme in her house.  I had every intention of having it completed by Christmas - after all, that was 7 months away!  I had the top completed by the end of September.  It wasn't a difficult pattern.  The only part that gave me fits was trying to make sure that there were not similar print blocks next to each other.  October and November rolled around and the quilt top remained where I had left it in September - laying across the spare bed in the guest room.  December came and I pieced the backing together.  No problem - Christmas is still 3 weeks away.  As you can probably guess by now,  Christmas came and went and did Valentines day without the quilt being finished.  I should have sent it out to the long arm quilter but I had already quilted the first row of blocks.  Finally, last month, I was determined to finish the darn thing.  I'm happy to say that I was able to present my daughter with her quilt over Easter weekend.  She was happy to receive it and I was happy to finally have it finished!!

Please hop over to Amy's blog and check out all of the other wonderful quilters creations that are participating in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

Thank you for visiting!!

31 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

So glad that blogger came back so we can enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival - and that you joined in - lovely quilt and thank you for sharing.

Janet said...

Yes the colours and pattern are gorgeous! I'm happy to see it again.

Kwilt Noob said...

This is beautiful! I keep my quilt tops on the bed guest room too. Right now they are about three deep!

Becky said...

What a wonderful story about your daughter! Thanks for sharing your quilt and story with us!

Anne said...

Just love that quilt! I'll carve out some time to view the entries at the festival. I hope Blogger cooperates.

Sarah Craig said...

It's so nice to see this lovely quilt again! I bet your daughter just loves it.....

Barbara said...

That's a beautiful quilt, Linda. I like your other finish too--the one with the pinks in it--the one that's currently missing from your blog. I have a post missing too, so don't feel like you're being singled out! Anyway . . . both are beautiful. Let's hope Blogger is running smoothly again soon.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great and these colours work so well in the stars. Glad you finally finished it. It is lovely.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the pale blue- a close-up would be great!

Seams Sew Together said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the colours your daughter must be very happy to have it in her home.

Carla said...

I agree with your daughter, really great colors. I am a sucker for stars so this quilt is up my alley. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing :o)

Sheila said...

Lovely quilt. Isn't it wonderful when our children take an interest in our quilting hobby and want us to make them a quilt.

Lynda said...

I too have a daughter who hasn't been all that interested in quilting but has since made 2 T-shirt quilts. Guess it happened when she wanted to save all the softball and girls camp T-shirts she has collected over the years.

Your quilt festival quilt is gorgeous and fun to see again.

Jolanda said...

Very nice quilt. Happy too see you in the contest. :)

stitchinpenny said...

The quilt is wonderful and your daughter will love it and think of you every time she sees it.

Mary said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm sure it was worth the wait for your daughter.

Karen said...

Great pattern. I love the bits of blue amongst the other fabrics. Its a lovely combination.

Eileen said...

Like this quilt a lot and so happy your daughter loves it too...always nice to have your efforts appreciated. Great colors and pattern. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

rosie said...

That's a beautiful quilt with a great story to go with it. I'm sure it has pride of place in your daughter's home. Thankyou for sharing..

Joanna said...

I so love this quilt pattern, and you did a wonderful job finishing it. It's really a neat quilt.

Sonia said...

Awesome job. Your quilt is beautiful!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Val said...

What a fabulous quilt. The alternating stars and squares look great.

Pam said...

What a nice quilt. I love how you took your picture of it. Looks like a professional shot!

Janet said...

Oh wow, I would never have thought to put those colours together but they look awesome! I adore star quilts, this one is a beauty. Congrats on the finish.

Claudia said...

What a beautiful quilt! I really like the touches of blue and the traditional pattern. Nice finish!

Julie Fukuda said...

Lovely quilt and lovely story. I'm glad blogger came back. Now if I can just get my computer to work I might post too before it is too late.

Toni said...

What a beautiful quilt and with a wonderful story! Congrats on finishing!! I know it's very loved!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's very pretty and I'm glad she liked it.

quilthexle said...

Beautiful quilt - your daughter is a happy lady!

Tamara said...

very pretty and i know the frustration of just not finishing it!

Hollie said...

I'm so glad you got it finished and your daughter liked it!

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