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Friday, May 18, 2012

Joining Bloggers Quilt Festival

I love participating in this.  This is only my second time to participate, but I have seen so many cool quilts and found so many great blogs through this.  I am so happy Amy began doing this for those of us who can't/don't go to market.  So without further ado...my entry.

I pieced this top a few years ago when I was trying to decide if I wanted to make a business out of quilting.  I had planned to make baby quilts and sell them.  I pieced 4-5 tops, trying out designs for boys, girls and gender neutral designs.  This was my girl quilt.  I fell in love with it.  I had been hoarding  saving the fabric for years.  I don't even know what it is, but I had a fat quarter only. (If you know what it is, please mention it in the comments)

 Half way through quilting it this last week, I stopped and draped it over my machine for the night.  The next morning, the sun was shining in on it.
 I took it to the quilt shop and this was the fabric the shop owner suggested.  It's way orange here in the picture, but not in real life.  It's more of a rose color.
 Sew anyway, I decided that if I made a business out of quilting, the joy might go away and I couldn't let that happen.  I love it too much.  So I decided to just put the quilts away for another use.  And they sat for a couple of years.
 I kept thinking of this one and hoping for a granddaughter some day.  Well, I don't think that's gonna happen.  There are 2 grandsons and one more on the way soon.
 So I decided to just quilt it for myself.  I meandered on the stripes, outlined the flowers and did loop de loops on the border.  The backing was a couple of yards I picked up at the LQS on sale awhile ago.
 It's perfect.  The whole thing.  I love it.  And I don't think I could part with it now.
a better look at the binding color


close up of the flower print

the backing looks grey, but is really light green

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8 comments:

  1. Charlotte, it's gorgeous - I know why you didn't want to sell it! I need to get my BQF post up!

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  2. I really like the colours in this. Such a good idea to use the flower motif for the quilting.

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  3. The flowers are lovely!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  4. Very nice! The flowers add extra charm :)

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  5. So glad you finished this! It's lovely.

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  6. Oh, it's so pretty... It was always for you, you just had to be ready to see it. :D

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  7. lovely!! nice use of color and design. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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