Friday, April 17, 2009

a brief departure to enter the quilt blog world

Okay, so excuse the brief departure from my usual training/fundraising blogging....but since this is the only blog I have, I wanted to join Park City Girls Quilt Festival - Spring 2009 and share a quilt that I made a few years ago.  It now belongs to the lovely Miranda Kennedy and family, but it was an unexpected design that I love.  I had purchased some Aunt Grace fabrics on  a trip to Denver that I had no idea what I was going to do with.  A bit later I took a class at the City Quilter in NYC which used a quilt as you go pattern.  I was in love!  Here is the end result:

49 comments:

Bunny said...

Lovely quilt!

rachel griffith said...

this is beautiful.
i LOVE it.

thanks for sharing.

Anina said...

So pretty!

Amy Sp said...

Very nice! I love the strippy border.

StegArt said...

Very pretty!

Doris said...

That is gorgeous!

Mary-Kay C. said...

I love the fabrics you chose. And quilt as you go gets it done quickly. A beautiful quilt.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the piano keys boarder :) Thanks for departing from your usual to share!!

Janet Brady said...

I love the colors in this quilt. You should try to find time to do it more often. You're obviously very good at it! I love the City Quilter. I live in NJ but visit it whenever I go into the city. Good luck with your training. Thanks for changing gears to share your quilt.

Bethany said...

Lovely quilt!

Andi said...

Gorgeous!

Zonnah said...

My favorite part is how you have the red at a diagonal.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. The color combination turned out super!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Melody said...

That is a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your fun quilt. All the fabric makes it great!

Jan said...

I'm inspired by your quilt, it's lovely.

Kim said...

What a fun quilt and great fabrics!

Kerri said...

this is so lovely!!

stitchinpenny said...

This is a wonderfully subtle color palette that is heightened by the pattern you chose to quilt.

Jeannette said...

What, a first quilt? Wow, it is truly fun and brightly balanced. and you run too...

Robin said...

Love it! The reproduction fabrics are so bright and fun, as is the scrappy design. Beautiful work! :)

nicolette said...

Very pretty, love the fabrics!

Nadine said...

Lovely work, and so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quilt.

Coloradolady said...

I love the design of this quilt and the colors of fabrics you used. Beautiful.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Nice use of those fabrics!

Quilt Rat said...

Looks great, glad you took time out from the usual to post this. Thanks for sharing

Heather said...

Love the accent of the red fabric.

Micki said...

I love the quilt and the way you used the red fabric!
Micki

Kim said...

I love cheerful colors, congratulations on your beautiful work.

Aunt Spicy said...

Ummmm, that reminds me of ice cream! I love all the colors and patterns, such a beautiful quilt!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Beautiful colors - looks like spring!

Mimi said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

Hugs

karenfae said...

thanks for visiting my blog and I love your quilt too. I find that I love & make such a wide variety of quilts that I have liked almost all that I have seen from this festival of quilts.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sara said...

Very pretty quilt!!!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

wow! love it!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Very pretty quilt.

Anna said...

Beautiful -- thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

I do like the colours you have chosen. It really is bright and cheerful.

Christa Irell said...

What a great job you did showcasing those reproduction fabrics! I LOVE your pieced border, it is stunning.

Rhonda said...

This is such a warm looking quilt. It would be great for a child....you've given me an idea. Thanks!!!

sewhooked said...

What a lovely, delicate looking quilt. I really like it!

Ilena said...

Beautiful! what a lovely quilt!

SewCalGal said...

Lovely. Great use of color. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jill said...

love the fun colors. i love strips in quilts. Beautiful!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

I love the design of this quilt, beautiful.

Lucy said...

It looks wonderful. I've heard of this "quilt as you go" -- I must try that someday. Thanks for sharing!!