Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quilt Festival

Here is my entry in the Spring Quilt Festival. The pattern can be found in the book, Modern Quilt Workshop.
The story behind this quilt being made is that I didn't intentionally purchase fabric to make it. I just loved this design and had filed it away as a "someday I'll make this".
Then two blog land friends separately sent me red/white and pink/white fabrics that I loved. I knew I wanted these special fabrics to be used in a quilt, and that's when this design popped into my head as I was waking one morning.


Along with the "gifted" fabric, I combed my stash for red/whites/pinks to use for the blocks. The blue/white background fabric was actually a reject (wrong shade of blue) for a different quilt, but went perfectly with the happy colour combination I had going.

I added a scrappy, pieced strip to the quilt back and freehand machine quilted wavy lines - both firsts for me. Turns out these firsts meant I discovered new ways to fall in love with the whole quilt making process. In honour of the sweet friends that gave me the fabric that inspired this special quilt, I named my quilt, Boxes of Friendship.

16 comments:

  1. Your fabric color choices are really wonderful!
    I just quilted a quilt with wavy lines too, it was fun

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  2. Nice story.

    The blocks almost look like paintings about to be put in frames. interesting.

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  3. Love the quilt and the back.

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  4. Love this design and the colors, beautiful!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt - those colours are so pretty together and I love those boxes.

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  6. What a great design - and perfect summer colors

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  7. I love squares and I love the way you have done them in this quilt. Gorgeous

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  8. I love the wavy line quilting and red/white/pink and blue... they are so great together!

    Thanks for reminding me of a book I have on my bookshelves!

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  9. pas commun et original ce mélange des couleurs ,très joli

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  10. I admire how you join colours and fabrics so harmoniously!

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  11. Lovely! Perhaps you'll have the time to work on this weekend (I hear it's supposed to snow some part of this province). I certainly hope not my part! I'd prefer my moisture (which we still need) in a more liquid form.

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  12. how perfect when something comes together like this. the colors are great and i love the pattern you use

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  13. this post made me smile! i have piles of fabric sitting around waiting for the right design idea to pop into my head. it's a beautiful moment when it all finally clicks together, isn't it?

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