29 October 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I love to participate in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Such a cool idea, and great opportunity to share, and to be inspired by others. This time around, I am going to pick one of my favorite quilts, for the story behind the quilt. (seems like all the quilts I make, become a favorite)
Right before I was going to get married, my mom and I visited the lqs. We were looking for fabrics to make me a quilt; a wedding quilt/present. We had help from the store manager picking out coordinating fabrics. This was before I knew anything about quilting. I was marrying someone who was in the service, so I thought it would be kinda fun to have a star/patriotic quilt. Before a wedding, is a busy busy time. This start quilt never got made. Fast forward 4 years later. I now know some things about quilting, and had made a few quilts. I was at my moms for the summer, and I found the stash of fabric that we bought for this quilt. I enlisted her help to finish the star quilt. It was going to be really big, so we decided to pick out a few more colors, and make two quilts. One for her, and one for me. We got the tops all made. I finished her quilt just in time for a quilt contest, over at piece n quilt, and I finished my quilt about a year later. On my quilt, I tried to do a smaller stippling then usual for me. And I did a fun zigzag around the blue border, to coordinate with the star points. This quilt is a big one. It quilted up pretty fast for me. And I love it.

Here are some more pictures of the quilt.
I put a maroon gingham on the back.
Here is the quilt again, and my moms on the right.
She got all the scraps for her border, isn't it fun?


17 comments:

  1. Wow! Love both the quilts you made. The one for you and your Mom! Thanks for sharing them with us!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  2. So fun to see the two side by side. Amazing how the different borders give them a different feel.

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  3. Great Job on both quilts, Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I just love this one....wow!!

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  5. I love the scrappy border, and what a neat story behind it, and hooraay for finishing! I have two quilts I am still in the process of, going on a year now!! LOL, and I think mom has one she started (nine patch) around the time I got married, 10 years ago, not finished yet.... did you find that one?

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  6. The scrappy border really changes the quilt but they both look equally great! I love the zig zag quilting in the border. Congrats on the 2 for 1 project. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  7. I love both the quilts. They are very patriotic and look "comfortable" at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Interesting to see how using the same fabrics and pattern can result in two very different looking quilts. Both look great.

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  9. I love them both! The scrappy border on your mom's really does me in though. I am a sucker for a good, scrappy quilt.

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  10. Very pretty! I like both of them very much!!

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

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  11. Those are great! I've been wanting to do something along those lines for my brother, a 20+ year military vet but I didn't quite know how to make it look. Thanks for showing me how pretty and easy it can be. I'm going to hit my stash of red, white and blue fabrics!

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  12. I really love the way both quilts have turned out. It shows how you can both start from the same point but end up with something so different.
    Beautiful quilting.

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  13. It is beautiful and thank you for taking your time to help me. im so glad you are here

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  14. love both quilts. stars are always so great and you've done a nice job. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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