Saturday, October 10, 2009

Online Quilt Festival!

This morning I came across the Blogger's Quilt Festival via Cheryl at Naptime Quilter. 'Oh goody!', I thought to myself, 'Another post for Blogtoberfest!'


I decided to enter myself into the novice quilter category (if this category doesn't already exist, it should, even if I'm the only entrant!!).

NOTE: if you think you've seen this quilt before, you have, here. I'm squeezing it for all it's worth!

This is my first ever attempt at machine patchwork/quilting. It's a Moda Chocolat charm pack, with a couple of pieces of yardage for the borders. I quilted it very simply myself, and hand stitched the binding. The finished size is about 84 x 105cm (33 x 41.5 inches).

I sewed all the squares together around Christmas 2007, finally adding the borders and completing it about 2 months ago!
If you'd like to see more quilts entered into the festival, you'll find them here. I'm yet to have a proper look, but I suspect there'll be some pretty impressive entrants!

14 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Nice first quilt, congratulations for getting finished in time for the festival. Enjoy - Natima

Zonnah said...

You did an awesome job :)

Carol said...

Very nice quilt. You did a wonderful job.

Carol

Kathy said...

Your quilt has turned out beautifully. I bet you are pleased at having a go of the quilting yourself! What a nice job you have done. I love the Chocolat fabric by Moda from a few years ago! I have several yards of the hexagon print that I could use for a backing. I know I also used that line to make a quilted apron and I wear it all the time!

Sally said...

If I'd made that beautiful quilt I'd be squeezing it for everything I could too!

Heather said...

We beginners need to congratulate one another--very pretty!

AnnieO said...

You are a beginner with a finished QUILT--and that's something to be very happy about! It's a charming little quilt and a pretty start to many more happy hours with fabric, I hope. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

kameleonquilt said...

Congratulations on a lovely quilt. You did a wonderful job.

W. Latane Barton said...

That's a really homey quilt that you just want to snuggle up in beside a roaring fire. Good job.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the Chocolat fabric! It really turned out very well. Great colors.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...love the colors

Rene' said...

This is a really pretty quilt. You did a good job coordinating the borders with the charm packs. Thanks for sharing.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That quilt turned out fantastic and I hope you make many more now that you've found out how addicting it is!

sewpam63 said...

Nice quilt and GREAT job finishing it!!! LOVE those fabrics!!! Thanks for sharing. : )