Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger’s Quilt Festival again!

It’s time for another Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  How did that happen? I was going to show my daughter’s bed quilt, which I didn’t finish in time for the last festival, but when asked her opinion she suggested this quilt instead, since hers has been on my blog before but this one hasn’t.

grandmaman3 IMG_1677 IMG_1673 This was my gift to my grandmother when she was ill, since I lived too far away to visit.  She enjoyed it for a year before she passed away, and I’m told she used it daily.  I’m glad I could send her a little piece of me.

While making this quilt I discovered that I could get a quilt hand-quilted in a month, provided it wasn’t too large and nobody minded the complete lack of attention to things like messy bathrooms and unmade beds…

The quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted.  It was inspired by Blueberry Pie, by Mary McCarthy and Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, published in the June 2007 issue of APQ.  I made it smaller by using fewer, smaller blocks.

21 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful quilt, I love those colors! I'm glad your grandmother got to enjoy it for that year. I'm sure it made her feel better.

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  2. very pretty and yes, a piece of you was with her everyday!

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  3. Wow. I love this quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I have admired this quilt for a while now. Your story completes it. How nice to know that it meant so much to your grandmother.

    Sandy

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  5. I'm sure you grandmother treasured the quilt. It's wonderful when we can send our love to someone in such a concrete way.

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  6. Such an incredibly beautiful quilt! Your handquilting is simply perfection! What a family treasure, also because of the quilt's story. ---"Love"

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  7. Such a lovely quilt and a beautiful story.

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  8. Lovely quilt and I am sure your grandmother appreciated the hand quilting. I browsed through your quilt pages. You do beautiful work and I like the concept of putting them all in a page/tab for easy access.

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  9. The quilt is gorgeous and it's lovely that you hand quilted it for your grandmother. I'm sure it meant a lot to her.

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  10. What a wonderful treasure to cherish.

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  11. I love two-color quilts! So glad your grandmom loved it, too!

    Liri

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  12. Beautiful quilt! I'm sure your grandmother loved it and you for making it for her. And what's this about making beds? (Thank goodness for downstairs entertaining and upstairs sleeping arrangements!)

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  13. I'm generally not a "pink person" but I do like this quilt. I'm sure your grandmother cherished it. I can't believe you hand quilted it in a month!

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  14. Very pretty quilt. I can see why your grandmother loved to use it.

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  15. Very pretty;) I love the vibrant pinks in it. And that you got it hand quilted in a month.....yay!!!
    Happy Quilting!!

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  16. It's beautiful and the stitching is fab :)

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  17. A very beautiful quilt and isn't it wonderful when our handiwork brightens someone we love's day.

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  18. This is a lovely quilt. Great fabrics and I love the colour. What a special gift for your grandmother. And what's that about messy bathrooms and unmade beds .... I can't see anything that needs doing!!

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  19. Love your bright quilt and how sweet your grandma enjoyed your gift of love. Great quilting. Did one hand done quilt. About killed me off twenty years ago! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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