Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quilt Festival

I have not posted about my quilt in a while. I have been working on it. Slowly and steadily it is coming along. I decided to quilt it by hand, hence the reason it is taking me so long to complete it. I was reminded of this today when I was reading Aunt Spicy's blog today about a quilt festival over at Park City Girl. There are so many wonderful prizes at the quilt festival. The rules are that you post about your favorite quilt on your own blog and then post a link at Park City Girl to be registered for prizes.
My favorite quilt is the one I am currently working on for several reasons. I have already blogged about it here, here, and here. The quilt is my favorite because it is the first one I have ever made that I plan on keeping. (I make it sound like I have been making quilts for years for everyone I know.) Well I can count all the quilts I have made on 1 hand, but that is not the point. I love the fabric colors. They are so bright and cheery. Every time I look at them, I smile. There is a lot of yellows, blues, pinks, and greens. So spring-time cheery. The more I think about it, I am not sure any decorating I will do in our house will match it, but that's ok too. This quilt has been a gift to myself since its beginning. So that might have something to do with why it is my favorite also. I took a class and knew all along that this would be in my home someday. It just makes me happy. Trae and I are always searching to surround ourselves with the things that make us happy. And this makes me happy, and the fact that I am happy makes Trae happy. It is a wonderful cycle! So I hope all of you enjoy my unfinished quilt as much as I do as I continue working on it.

12 comments:

Zonnah said...

I love it! The fabrics are beautiful :)

Linda said...

The fabrics are beautiful and your quilting looks great, too! Kudoos for doing the hand-quilting--my mom used to do hand-quilting on all of her quilts, but I do machine.

Librarian or Teacher said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I love it.

Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhhh...its so bright and cheery! I love it! I am glad you entered!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt! Love the fabrics.

Cindy's Stitching said...

This is a great quilt, what a labor of love hand quilting it. What talent.

Miri said...

Beautiful cheery fabrics...I can see why it makes you happy!

I also hand quilt special quilts :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful - I hope you are enjoying the process :) Thanks for sharing

Vicki said...

It looks great. Love those bright fabrics.

Serena said...

such bright colors...it's great!

stitchinpenny said...

The fabrics are beautiful and so is the quilt. I am glad you get to keep it. If I ever make anything that great I would keep it .

rebecs said...

I love your quilt. Makes me want to make a quilt with heather baileys fabrics. very cute!