Saturday, October 27, 2012

blogger's quilt festival



every year, amy's creative side hosts the blogger's quilt festival, timing it to coincide with quilt market.  i consider it a consolation prize for those of us who can't attend market!  there's still time to enter your quilt, get all the details here. (now closed!)  but nominations and voting are open, so go vote for your favorite!  (or mine, #296, if the choices overwhelm you, lol!)



i decided to share my charm crossing quilt this time around.  if you're a follower, i hope you won't mind seeing it again!  after several months of living with this quilt, i'm happy to say i love it even more now than when it was first finished!  the colors are so vibrant, and the quilting is just amazing.  another huge thanks to ariane of callie grace quilts for knocking it out in record time for me!



i finally decided to let the kids use the quilt, and it now resides in our living room.  i know i will probably regret that decision, as the toddler is sure to take a marker to it at some point.  but i've always held the belief that quilts are meant to be used, so i made myself get over it.



i'm ridiculously proud of this quilt!  my first "published" pattern, it appeared on moda bakeshop and you can go there to get the directions to make your own!  i've had emails from people who are making it, which just made my day.  i can't wait to see other versions of it!  if you're making one, be sure to send me a link so i can share it!


all of the fabrics used in this throw quilt are moda bella solids, from their 2012 colors.  i'm a huge moda fan, and making this quilt was a pleasure.  it started with 4 charm packs and some yardage, and makes a fun scrappy quilt as well!  if you collect charms like i do, you can easily make this from your stash!




thanks for reading!  be sure to check out all the other quilts over at the blogger's quilt festival!  and thanks to amy for hosting this fun event!

quilt stats for festival:
#296
finished quilt measures: 42" x 60"
pieced by craftytammie
quilted by callie grace quilts
best category:  throw quilt, professionally quilted quilt, quilt photographer


25 comments:

Lorna said...

Wow! Fantastic Quilt! And I'm so glad that you made this quilt into a family quilt to be loved and treasured.... the best quilt ever.

CitricSugar said...

Very pretty! I love the hourglasses that bleed off into the sides...

Marls said...

LOve your quilt. Have just been over to Moda and this is on my list.

Patchwork and Play said...

Wow! This is a lovely quilt!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt! The colors and the quilting are just perfect for the design!

Jennifer :)

Alison said...

I love this quilt! I am planning to use this pattern to make a baby quilt for a friend! :)

pinsandneedles said...

Yes I liked this pretty quilt the first time I saw it and it is still lovely!

Carla said...

So cheery. Love it

Marian Griffin said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Thanks for including the link to make our own, that was my next question! Love the solids you picked out, they're so pretty, and the back is gorgeous too!

Amanda said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing.

pratima said...

It looks very sweet and the rainbow colors look beautiful against the white backdrop! Great quilting!

moira said...

it's really pretty and so fresh and bright

Leanne said...

This quilt just stands out for me, so fun and fresh! Thank you for sharing it in the festival.

Marla said...

Great use of negative space.

Carla said...

LOVE! Great job and great tutorial...thanks for sharing!

Little Island Quilting said...

Very pretty

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Great pattern!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kelsey said...

Love it!! Great colors and a great pattern :)

Ginny said...

Love this! Your colors are gorgeous! It is on my list of quilts to make!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

This is such a pretty pattern! Congratulations for the design and execution. Glad you're using it too =)

martilindsey said...

Love~love~love this quilt, particularly the back!

Carla said...

Sew pretty. This quilt makes me smile!

Ellie Q said...

Beautiful! Love the solids and the pattern.

tusen said...

It is a lovely pattern and looks so good in solids. I love the back, too.

Rene' said...

Beautiful quilt!!!

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