Friday, May 21, 2010

BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL

Ahhh ... spring is in the air, sunshine, birdsong, and flower's blooming. And let's not forget about the now biannual Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side.

I participated in this last fall, and really enjoyed seeing all the quilts that fellow bloggers had either made or loved. So I knew I really wanted to join the fun again. Here is my entry - a sweet little circle quilt that I made this past winter for a fellow Air Force wife's new baby boy.

---original post from Jan. 8, 2010


I am in love with this quilt. Good thing the baby shower is on Sunday.
Or I might make up an excuse to keep it.


It wanted to be hand quilted.
Which took forever with all the holiday hubbub going on.


All worth it. A friend is due in a few weeks.
Her husband should be home from the desert just in time to help welcome their little Jakob into the world.


And this cuddly little quilt will be waiting too.

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That little quilt was a lot of fun to make. It ended up being very soft and cuddly, and very early - as her little one stayed in an extra week before making his appearance.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to settle in for a few hours and check out all the other great quilts.

38 comments:

bearpaw May 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

Love anything with circles! And these are great fabrics.

Yvonne May 21, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Very cute. Love your quilting too.

Vicki May 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

Love. It. I understand about quilts wanting to be hand quilted, that has happened to me before. Are the circles reverse appliqued? or how did you make them?

Claire May 22, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

great job....the quilt is simple, modern, and perfect for a little one....and the hand quilting looks great too!

Suedio May 22, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

What a great quilt for a little boy! And I must confess to a soft spot for circles.

Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

Candi May 22, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

It must of been so hard to part with such an incredibly cute quilt!

Grams May 22, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

What a fun quilt. Love it.

vail in tn

Michelle May 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

What a fun and unique quilt. The hand-quilting is a marvelous touch. I'm sure the new mom was thrilled.

Marie May 22, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

too cool....'tis good to be round once and a while ! it's fabulous ...

Alexis May 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

Cute quilt! The hand quilting is fabulous!

Lis May 22, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

Great job, love the handquilting - so personal.

SewCalGal May 22, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Great use of color, design and balance. Love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

whatktmadenext May 23, 2010 at 6:03 AM  

Love it! The colours, the circles, the quilting - it's all fab!

upstateLisa May 23, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

very cute! a happy quilt!

Sandra May 23, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

What a great Air Force quilt as it looks like the milky way in the night sky. I'd have a hard time parting with it.

Come see my festival posts
1890 antique double pink star
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
1890 antique cheddar star & repro
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

Martine May 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM  

original, j'aime beaucoup l'idée félicitations

Bellgirl May 23, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

IT's gorgeous, congratulations! I have a little boy and I love seeing boy quilts- there's not so many about, but they seem to have such a lot of variety and colour. And to have the quilt finished before the baby is actually born seems pretty amazing to me too!

Leslie May 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

oh i love this!!! it looks great. the hand quilting really makes it special

Laurel H. May 24, 2010 at 2:10 AM  

I think I saw this on flickr; love this!

Dani May 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

Love the quilt ... it turned out really well. I also like finding other military spouses' craft blogs :)

mjb May 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

Lovely design and fabrics.

Angie Padilla May 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

Cool, cool, cool. Love the circles - this is such a happy quilt.

Karen May 24, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

That is a wonderful quilt you have made. Very generous and one very lucky recipient.

Anne at Film and Thread May 25, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

I love it and the hand quilting is just fantastic!

Felicity May 25, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

So cute. I love how the circles pop on the white fabric and the backing is perfect. Nice job!

Stephanie May 26, 2010 at 1:34 AM  

I love this quilt. I'm a sucker for circles and bright colors. And the hand quilting really finishes it off nicely. What a lucky baby boy!

Jodi May 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

Simply marvelous! It reminds me of happy hot air balloons! And I love your hand quilting!

QuiltSue May 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

What a fantastic quilt. I bet your friend loves it.

MaggieB May 26, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

In Japanese fabrics you will often find circles such as yours... it was very reminiscent and fun!
~MaggieB

Sew Lovins May 27, 2010 at 10:12 PM  

Love it! The quilting looks like embroidery...adorable!

Randi May 27, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

Love the circles and the hand quilting.

Rose May 29, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

I have been wanting to do something with circles...this makes me want to even more.

You can see my entry HERE.

Sharon June 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

Adorable little quilt! Great idea for a baby quilt....lucky baby!

Eileen June 3, 2010 at 2:27 AM  

just love this little quilt--so vibrant and your embroidery and quilting ad so much to the charm. thanks for sharing. thanks for being a military family--know from experience it's a hard job with many joys and sacrifices along the way! come visit my blog: http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ i'm having a little giveaway this week.

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