Friday, 18 May 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Spring 2012

Amy's Creative SideBloggers' Quilt Festival is now on!!  They say that this is the biggest festival out in quilting-blogland so I am ready to blog-hop my way around to see what everyone is up to!  This is so exciting!!  It is my first one, can you tell!!??  I hope that if you have popped over to see me please leave a comment with your blog address so I can go visit you too!

My Siblings Together quilt is finally finished and I am so happy to enter it over on Amy's Creative Side for the festival - and to have it done for the Siblings Together charity.  I entered to win these wonderful Thomas Knauer fabrics on Lily's Quilts and on April 23rd I was told I had won!  Woohoo!!  The rules were that the winner was to make a quilt for Siblings Together so I got busy and here is the final creation:

Yay - my quilt is finally done!  I love it!
I'm also part of the London Modern Quilt Guild and we will be sewing the labels onto the quilts that are being made so I am happy to be a part of the project plus make a completed quilt.  Entering this particular quilt makes me happy for three reasons - it means that:

  1. this quilt is finally done [yay]
  2. I am definitely taking it to the Fat Quarterly Retreat to give to the Siblings Together rep [another yay!] 
  3. a child will go home with a lovely quilt to remember the summer camp where they spent time with their sibling [super big yay...and a wee teardrop] 

See the label at the bottom right corner?  That's what I made at the Lucie Summers workshop last weekend - my very own quilt care labels!!  Instructions are:  cool gentle wash, low gentle tumble dryer, no wringing and medium iron.  I will get a Sharpie to sign the Siblings Together label and sew that on as well.  You can see a bit of my loop-de-loops and my handstitched binding in the mosaic as well.  I am so pleased at how it all turned out!

In case you are interested or wanted to know, here are the Quilt stats:

Design: my own improv design
Fabric: Thomas Knauer - Savanna Bop, Moda - Bella Solids, all 100% cotton
Thread: Gutermann colour 919 100% cotton
Wadding: 80/20 Cotton/polyester
Size: 54"x58"
Hours to make: 12, or thereabouts!

Thanks for stopping by!!   Don't forget to pop back on Monday for my Giveaway Day! 

Also linking up to to TGIFF!, Find a Friend Friday, Let the Parade Begin, and Whoop Whoop Fridays

Quilts for Siblings Together



21 comments:

Kelly said...

It's gorgeous Amy!

Charlotte said...

brilliant!

Sue Daurio said...

what a great quilt!

Cherie said...

That's a gorgeous quilt! Love the colours and the design. Good luck in the festival =D

Pat Merkle said...

Wonderful quilt and how nice that you are giving it to such a good cause.

Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great job with those fabrics, Amy! You will be making some deserving child very happy! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

CitricSugar said...

Pretty! Love the prints you chose .

Anonymous said...

fab quilt and I love your printed quilt label!

Shevvy said...

Lovely Amy. Great loopy quilting, my fav as well. And the label!

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

what a lovely quilt for a wonderful cause ! Thomas's fabric rocks !

Katie said...

I love that loopy quilting, it's so much fun!!
Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!

Danih03 said...

lovely quilt! I love th label too. You should put a heart with the instructions care. Did you print the label with a printer?

Mom said...

lovely quilt!

Check out my blog if you can...

Margaret Gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Great quilt for a great cause! Love your quilt care labels - what a great idea!

Sarah Craig said...

Love the quilt - great colors, great design! Whoop whoop!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Beautifully done! I love your improv design and that quilt care label on the back is so cool! Congratulations on a great finish for a wonderful cause. Thank you for linking up!

xo -E

Kat said...

Beautiful quilt for a wonderful cause. You're awesome!!

grapes and hearts said...

Love your quilt design! It really let's the beautiful prints have their show. Good job :o)

grapes and hearts said...

May I "steal" your design one day?! I'll link back to you, promised :o)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous quilt and a great cause.

sydthewyd said...

Nice job Amy! The label is the PERFECT color for the quilt as well!