Friday, October 25, 2013

{ Blogger's Quilt Festival: Fall 2013 }

Yay! I actually have a completed quilt to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival this time around. I'm entering it in the { Quilt Photographer } category.A big thank you to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for hosting this wonderful online quilt festival.

I called this my Friendship Quilt. I had been hoping to make a quilt for some special friends who live in West Virginia. They are our Colorado hiking/snowshoeing buddies. Whenever we drive to TN to visit my girl in Vet School, they kindly open their house to us on the way down. It's nice to break up the drive and get to visit with them.

The fabric choice was Odds & Ends by Cosmo Cricket for Moda since the colors matched perfectly with their decor. I used the pattern Avalon Scrappy Summer from the Moda Bake Shop which worked up very quickly. I hadn't purchased any yardage but did have some stashed backing fabric that worked well {I have no idea of the name} For the binding I dipped into my treasured stash of Strawberry Fields fabric. The green gingham was perfect.


I sent the finished quilt top, backing and batting to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting to work her long arm magic. She does such nice work and her turnaround time is usually about a week. I had it bound and washed in two days and could not wait to take her photo. All the outdoor photos were taken in Mattituck, Long Island.


I hope you all enjoyed peeking as much as I liked showing. Please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear what you think.
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45 comments:

  1. lovely quilt - what a thoughtful gift! Enjoy the festival!

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  2. Hi! Your quilt is very beautiful and I love your photos! I know it takes a lot of time to find good shoots and you chose perfect place for them! x Teje

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments. It is a pretty photo location.

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  3. Congrats On a beautiful quilt and photos!

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  4. Lovely! Love the shot with the barn in the background.

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  5. I love your location for these photos. This quilt is outstanding in it's field! Get it? It is a true beauty! =}

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    1. Yes, I did get it! LOL. Thnaks so much for visiting!

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  6. It's absolutely darling - and you couldn't have picked a better spot for photographs!

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    1. I appreciate the compliments! That barn IS very photogenic.

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  7. What a fun quilt!! I love the location for your photos. That barn in the background highlights the reds in the quilt.

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    1. Thank you for saying so. I thought the same about the photo location.

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  8. Nothing better than making a quilt for a dear friend. I hopes he loves it.

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  9. I wish I was your friend and receiving this quilt, I am also a sucker for Red Barns, love your photos!!

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  10. Simple yet effective. Love the crisp texture of overall stippling.

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  11. very nice quilt, and you were right, that was the perfect pattern to use that line of fabric for!!

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. And the barn in the background makes for a wonderful setting!

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  13. Your photography is just a beautiful as your quilt. I love the barn is the background. Perfect for your quilt. Good luck with your entry. Good job.

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    1. Thank you Rebecka! I was hoping for that kind of reaction to the photo location.

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  14. Wow, that first shot of your quilt on the fence with the barn in the background is just too perfect. Great job! And a very sweet quilt.

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    1. Thanks Tami! That's my favorite also.

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  15. Wonderful photos....love that the background works so well with the quilt. A simple quilt made to look spectacular....like a book cover photo!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment!

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  16. Beautiful quilt. It looks so stunning with the barn in the background.

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  17. Lovely quilt, wonderful colors. Your photos pair prefectly with your quilt.
    Have a great day.
    Always Queenie

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  18. I love this pattern! Simple but very striking. Great fabric choices and the perfect binding.

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    1. Thanks Kate! I appreciate the compliment.

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  19. Wonderful wonderful wonderful pictures! I LOVE these!
    They capture the essence of the quilt so well!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you Esther! That's sweet of you. I'd love it if you'd vote for my quilt!

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  20. Love your color choices. It looks great with the barn in the background.

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  21. Cute quilt! And I do love your photos! Great work!

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  22. Very pretty and shown off so well with beautiful scenery.

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  23. Janine, your quilt is stunning. Thank you for the description of how you made it. I also love the setting in which you displayed your quilt. Wishing you the best of luck. ((HUGS)) from Kansas City.

    Allie (RMNPforums)

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    1. Hi Allie! How nice of you to stop by and say "Hi". Thanks so much.

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  24. Beautiful quilt and a beautiful photograph! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Rhonda. Really appreciate the vote. I'll let you know the outcome.

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