Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring 2010 Quilters Festival

Hey, yall!

I've never been to a quilt festival, market, or anything of the sort with a quilt of my own, so this is a completely new experience!

I apologize, because I have to enter the festival with a quilt that is not completely finished. See, this is my second quilt ever made and my first quilt was made for a gift. I have no pictures or anything of the sort from my first baby, but I have oodles of this one!!

I began this quilt in April (It's only a table runner) and will probably finish it before June - or at least I'm hoping I will! My first quilt was made because of pure interest. I bought a how-to book and taught myself. This quilt, however, was made because I wanted something for myself. I love the red, white, and blue pattern. It was made from a pattern from Pieces from my Heart - #335 Pride and Glory. When all is said and done, I will have appliqued two stars on it - one on each of the blue sides. I love the 'Americana' look, and I believe this will do fantastic on a coffee table or side table.

When quilting, I decided to try my hand at more than just straight lines - I trid adding wavy lines. I think I did alright, but I know it could've been better. I was just so excited to do anything but just stitch-in-the-ditch!

As of current, I have the binding sewn on the front of the quilt. I'll begin hand-stitching the back either tonight or tomorrow after work. The stars will be added once that endeavor is over :).

Hopefully by the fall I'll have a more interesting (and finished, to boot!) quilt to post for you all!

As of today (5/27/2010), my quilt is finished. I finished the binding, and decided to not add the applique stars. Once I got all my fabric together, I thought the stars were just too busy, and I rather like the look of this already.

UNFORTUNATELY, my camera is being stupid (yet again) and refuses to work. I will post pictures as soon as I possibly can!

Yay for quilt # 2! This teaches me a lesson that no matter what pattern I use, I still have the ultimate decision in how the quilt is to be made. It's mine and no-one elses :)


  1. Wow, I had to take a double take at your beautiful quilt. It's really cool and nice for memorial day!

  2. Very beautiful Quilt is work!

  3. Love the patriotic quilts. This is a nice one

  4. Very nice ... keep up the good work!

  5. Love the patriotic quilts! You have to start somewhere and this looks great!

  6. It's really a great one..thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  7. Lovely quilt. Cute design, excellent choice of fabrics & colors. You did a fantastic job.


  8. great quilt--i couldn't read your blog, however, maybe it's my computer but there's not enough contrast between words and background for these ancient eyes

  9. Beautiful quilt! Love your fabric choices and think you made a wise decision leaving off the stars. Can't wait to see your next quilt!!

  10. Wonderful! I see why you didn't add the stars; I agree the runner would be too busy.

  11. Very striking. Thanks for sharing the story behind the piece.

  12. What a great patiotic quilt. It would look very nice on any summer picnic table!


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