Friday, May 28, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival | Spring 2010


So I'm back from Quilt Market in Minneapolis and I have a ton to share -- including some great pictures and fun giveaways! -- but I have literally been swallowed up by work, family, and life commitments since the moment I stepped off of the plane.

While I work on pulling all of that together, I wanted to squeak in to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival before tonight's deadline.

Moda Bake Shop Quilt

I'm entering my "Off the Grid" sliced nine-patch quilt that I made for the Moda Bake Shop. I'm entering this quilt for several reasons. First, it's made from one of my favorite fabric lines: "Wonderland" by MoMo for Moda Fabrics. Second, it was my first real attempt at coming up with and writing a pattern for a full quilt, which was a wonderful learning experience. Third, I've been rewarded time and time again by the great feedback that I've received from this quilt as well as by the many people who have let me know that they've made a quilt from my pattern -- I never get tired of seeing them! It's such an honor to have my work appreciated in that way.

And finally, it was one of the first things that I made and have been able to keep for myself!

Moda Bake Shop Quilt

Be sure to check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival -- there are literally hundreds of quilts on display ... and some amazing giveaways, too! Be sure to say "hi" to Amy for me, and thank her for all of her tireless work on this great event.

For those of you in the U.S., have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

37 comments:

  1. I really like the 'busyness' of this quilt - it brings out the fun of the wonderland fabrics - one of my favourites too.

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  2. hands down this is my favorite of all your quilts. i love the color, the layout, it's perfect!

    enjoy your long weekend. ours was last weekend; i wish we had another!

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  3. Oh shoot me....you were at Quilt Market and I did not get to meet you? I was so happy about my trip....until now. Thanks for ruining my trip!!! LOL

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  4. I love this quilt -- the pattern and the fabrics you used!!

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  5. I am a new follower and I just love the quilt. It is so lovely. Bright and Happy.

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  6. What a great quilt! What makes it so interesting to me is how the crosses go outside of their "main" block.

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  7. Great quilt...love the colors!

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  8. Love it, want to send it to me, and I will hang it on my wall today...HAHA. Love the pattern...I may have to try something similar soon!

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  9. I'm so glad you squeaked in, John. Good squeaking! I love this pattern, and it looks great in the Wonderland fabrics :)

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  10. John I have this pattern in Bakeshop on my list to do someday, its smashing!

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  11. I love that fabric line too! And your quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Perfect choice! However, you have so many lovely completed projects you could have picked any one and it would still be wonderful.

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  13. I have this one printed out and hope to get to it soon....

    Love that quilt..

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  14. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the colors. Love & blessings from NC!

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  15. Stunning quilt John, fabulous design, I too love the Wonderland range. Great entry.

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  16. Hi John-

    Love the article about Quilt Market!!

    As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always find enough time to see all the wonderful booths.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Douglas Eagleson
    President
    Kona Bay Fabrics
    http://www.konabay.com

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  17. I'm so glad you entered this quilt! I just love it!! I almost entered mine, but in hopes that you would enter the original, I put something else in. Thanks for all the inspiration you give through this blog!!

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  18. Wonderful, bright quilt.....love it.

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  19. What a fun quilt! So nice to meet you here :o) Does your wife quilt also?
    I'm a novice quilter and have so many unfinished ones!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I finally have some free time so am trying to get to more amazing Quilt Festival posts!... so happy to see yours. I would love to have you pop over to my place. And if you get a chance, please let me know by leaving a comment. :o)

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  20. gorgeous! loooove that fabric line :) http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

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  21. I think this is a really fun quilt. The colors are great.

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  22. I just love this quilt! The colors are so happy!

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  23. Wonderful quilt! I love that fabric line, too. You did a super job designing with it! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Not only is the quilt lovely, but I have found your blog to be light, informative and very fun.

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  25. The quilt is just stunning!
    Great job on it!
    Micki

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  26. wonderful quilt-no wonder it's your favorite. AND you get to keep it-that's a feat in itself!

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  27. very nice color and pattern selection.

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  28. I made your off the grid quilt and just finished last week. It turned out so great!
    I can send you pics if you let me know where to send them.

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  29. wonderful quilt. the colors and layout are very nice and i love the fabrics--nice to have rather large pieces of them to see in it. thanks for sharing. i also love your chinese coin quilt--great colors. have a great day

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  31. LOVE this quilt! Love your choice of fabrics!

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  32. Fabulous! Both in design and fabric choices.

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  33. Excellent - design, fabric, colors!!! : ) Thanks for sharing.

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  34. You achieved an overall sense desogn and yet I suspect that an up close and personal look (as in draped over one legs) would lend itself to many windowed peaks. BTW,wasn't the history of textiles one of men cruising all over the known world to snatch up cloth ? So you paint and design in cloth...not so odd.

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  35. Well, no wonder, it IS a GORGEOUS quilt and I love the off-set nine patch (not that is actually off-set/appears that way). The color combination is extraordinary! Good job...wonderful quilt! I want one!!!! vbg!
    hugz, Pam

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