Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival - Fall 2009

See the image on my side bar----------------->
to join in and to visit all of the
participants. Oh man this is so
much fun ... I just love it!
Thank you Amy!

My favorite quilt always seems to be
the one that I'm working on at the
moment.

I picked up a copy of "Baby Quilts" by
Fons & Porter mainly because of the
quilt on the cover which was teddy
bears. The cutest little things.
My intention was to make that quilt.

But when I reached pg. 64 I just
feel in love with "Training Wheels".
Something about the pattern just
intrigued me. It reminded me of
an old pattern "wagon wheels".




As I'm studying the pattern; I suddenly
got the urge to hand piece it. It was just
like it "wanted" to be put together by hand.
(by that I mean hand sewn)
I'm thinking that it's a lot of work and
cutting out (mostly with scissors and
not the rotary cutter) I only did that
once before....and I thought "why not!"

My computer was in the process of being
repaired - by the time they order the parts..
etc. (well it took a month!) The time I
would spend on the computer; I could
sew this quilt together. And I did!








In the magazine there are templates that
I traced on plastic - I also marked for the seam
allowance. The center circle is appliqued on -
I used Karen Kay Buckley's circles.

I was undecided on what fabric I would
use until I went to Joann's store and
found some by Heidi Grace. I just
fell in love with the "little birds"!
What I bought matched some of the
fabrics that I had in my stash.



As I don't do scrap booking; I didn't know
who Heidi Grace was until I looked her
up. You can see some of her quilt fabric
here

Here's is my other quilt from the
first Online Quilt Festival

17 comments:

  1. Lin, that was amazing you hand pieced this quilt! Well done, I love the colors - Hugs Nat

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  2. Sweet, but with a lot of personality...I love it!

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  3. What a great quilt. And congrats on doing it all by hand. It is really very sweet.

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  4. Wonderful job Lin. Isn't it amazing how much time we can spend on the computer.

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  5. Wow.. What a quilt to hand piece. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. looks like a lot of hard work in this quilt! Ive been eyeing Heidi Grace at JoAnns...looks lovely in your quilt.

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  7. I can see why you fell for that quilt pattern -- it's awesome. What a pretty quilt!

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  8. Oh WOW....I want to be a quilter like you when I grow up!!! Love the colors...design and the fact that you hand pieced it!! I'm very impressed! What a special treasure!!!

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  9. What a weet quilt for a baby. I love the pattern and th ecolors you chose.

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  10. A beautiful qui The efoort was amazing, but well worth it.lt.

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  11. Your quilt is beautiful! I'm so impressed that you did it by hand.

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  12. wow, good for you to handpiece a quilt. i don't think that i would have the patience to do it! Very lovely.

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  13. I admire you letting the quilt and fabric speak to you...and that you hand pieced this beauty! i love the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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