I only learned about Blogger's Quilt Festival yesterday, literally. I didn't know such a thing existed, but I am glad I was told because I think it's great! One place for any quilt bloggers who feel so inclined to show off one of their finished quilts, and get to see everyone else's best/favorite/cutest/modern/traditional/etc. quilts. Awesome.
I've decided to show the quilt that I made for my son, Owen, completed summer 2011.
I have posted about it before, but will post it again! This is the quilt, of the few I have made so far, that I struggled with the most, because it wasn't "perfect" (whatever that means in quilting!), but I pushed through and in the end, love how it turned out. And so does Owen, so that in itself makes the effort worth it!
Owen had told me the colours that he wanted (red, green, blue & orange! Wow!) and together we chose the Shoo Fly Quilt by Malka Dubrawsky after looking at many many options that he didn't like! I chose all of the fabrics from the clearance section of Connecting Threads, picking out 2 different prints from each of the colours that Owen had selected. He was disappointed when the fabric arrived because apparently he was expecting solid colours. Oops. But I got to work and turns out that all of the fabrics met with his approval by the end.
I struggled with getting my points to line up when joining the blocks, to the point of putting it all aside for quite a few months. But eventually I decided to just get the blocks together whether or not the points matched up and probably no one but me would notice, and you know, I was right. It felt so good to get this one finished!
The last touch was the pieced back (first time for that too) and a bright green binding, again at Owen's request, and finally he had a new cozy quilt for his bed. It's bright and colourful, just like he is!
Make sure you head over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival web page and check out everyone else's beautiful work!