Saturday, October 30, 2010

Amy's Blogger Festival _ Fall 2010

This week is Amy's Blogger Festival that coincides with the big Houston Quilt Festival and Market. The quilt that I have chosen to share is a quilt that I made for our niece and nephew as a Wedding Quilt. The pattern is called Paperweight from Aardvark Patterns, Kansas.


I loved making this quilt- there are so many fabric scraps that brought back wonderful memories of other quilts that I have made, as I made the wheel like hexagons. I knew that Beth loved blue but I prefer to make quilts with many colors. It is always a dilemma when you are making a gift for someone- what colors to choose - a few or many. My hope is that the owners will use their quilt and feel the warmth and love that is sewn in with every stitch. I know that the couple loved their quilt. The quilt owners will have their first baby in the spring so it will be time for another kind of quilt.

On the technical side,I learned an easier way after I finished making the quilt so if I were to make it again it would have been less difficult to join the hexagons together. I pinned each edge of the hexagon with the joining blocks. It would have worked much better if I had sewn them in half wheels and sewed them in strips.

It is a queen sized quilt and unlike almost all of my other quilts has no additional borders. The outer edge has half hexagon wheels to square it. I am not sure how many pieces there are in it but there are a few hundred pieces.

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival



Thank you Amy for hosting this wonderful quilt festival. This is the third time that I have participated and I am looking forward to seeing all the different quilts. There are many beauties already hanging there on the main link. To see them just click on the icon and it will take you to the quilts. Amy has added a photo of each quilt which makes it look even more like a show. I know I am going to enjoy visiting the posts and reading their stories - I am sure you will too..

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will stop by again.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter.
Anna

47 comments:

Jo Anna said...

Your quilt is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt! I love your pets, too!

Barb said...

What a lovely quilt....and the fact that you can remember the fabrics from other projects makes it even more special.

annieb said...

Very pretty quilt- I love the colours!

Kristie said...

Very nice! I love the colors, it turned out beautifully.

Nice to see a fellow Canuck...I am a prairie girl, too, from Winnipeg.

Happy Festival!

flisa said...

Beautiful quilt! Love all the colours!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous present! The colors are terrific and don't you just love it when you learn how to make something a little easier next time ...

ANudge said...

Truly awesome quilt. I had seen the pattern and was intimidated by it. Now I know it can be done.

Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

Wow! I'm in awe! What an amazingly intricate quilt... so detailed and with so many different fabrics too, each with their own story. I admire your patience, focus and diligence at seeing this treasure through to completion. Truly beautiful!
Hugs xxx

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

This is the perfect balance of light and dark. I love how the colours pop against the background. Beautiful!

Vicki ♥ said...

YOur quilt is lovely and looks like a lot of work has gone into the making of it. :) Its beautiful and I love all the different colours.

Garnetrose said...

I love it. Just think it is fantastic.

Garnetrose said...

Love the quilt. Great color combination and pattern.

Cecily said...

Oh, it's lovely! I really love scrappy quilts and yours turned out fantastic - I LOVE all the colors. Thanks for your sweet comments on my bargello, too!

Lois said...

Your quilt is lovely. I love the design and color. Love Lois

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. It is a wonderful gift. I love lots of colour too.

Rebecca Johnson said...

What a beautiful quilt...very inspirational! xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!! You managed the perfect balance between blue and colourful. I also love your header, your pets obviously have good taste in quilts. Thanks for visting my blog and leaving such a special comment. Cheers from Australia!

QuiltSue said...

What a great quilt. I bet the couple were thrilled with it.

Angie Padilla said...

I really like quilts like this one, with a dark background that really makes the colors pop. And I completely relate to that feeling of pouring your love into it for the person or persons you are making the quilt for. It's also nice to know that no matter how long we have quilted, we are constantly learning something new. Thank you for sharing (and for stopping by my blog!) (:

Kate said...

It is beautiful - what an amazing job you have done!

Shelly said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Looks very difficult, and I know there is a lot of work in it. I'm so glad the couple loved it -- they should -- it's a treasure!

Micki said...

That quilt is so special...I love it!
Micki

KimT said...

this is a fabulous quilt and what a wonderful gift for you family!

Kim D. said...

Anna, your scrappy quilt is beautiful! I bet you niece and new hubby love it. With all the beautiful colors I'm sure it fits in nicely with most anything. Thanks for sharing it! Happy stitching!

bearpaw said...

What an amazing quilt! Such a striking and unusual design.

kaye said...

Beautiful quilt! It's always great to meet another Canadian quilter. I live in Lethbridge.

Dresden Quilter said...

It is stunning. I love all the different fabrics you used.

moira said...

oh my, this quilt is just beautiful.

baukje said...

Love the result, very colorful.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt. Love all the bright colors.

Shasta said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, and all the wonderful colors means it will blend in quite nicely even as tastes for colors change!

Geta Grama said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and the colors.
Thank you for sharing.

Kristen said...

This is beautiful. All those scraps go together all so nicely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Anna. Yes, the Merry Go Round pattern that I used in my BQF quilt was half hexagons sewing in strips.

em's scrapbag said...

Wow! That is an amazing quilt.

Carol said...

Very pretty. I love the pattern for the hexies.

Sandra said...

Wow, love the movement of this quilt. What a fun wedding quilt.
Thanks for sharing.

Pattilou said...

The serindipity of working with scraps is that you certainly can remember each one. I love that you have mixed your favorites with her favorite color in such an artful beautiful way. The quilt is gorgeous and should transcend all current color trends with such a mix of stunnin fabrics!

Judy said...

Love the colors!Very Pretty

Perry said...

Anna, this quilt is truly gorgeous! I hope the recipient was happy with it. It is truly one of a kind!

Elisa's Backporch Design said...

Hi Anna, Lovely quilt!!!! It is nice visiting your page. Blessings. Elisa

domoshar said...

This quilt is so lovely, that I will definitely give the pattern a try.

Thank you so much for recommending it and stopping by my blog.

Love the elegance in this quilt - random and ordered at the same time/

domoshar said...

it has some very special water colour effect!
Beautiful quilt!

Candace said...

What a magnificent quilt, they must be your favorite niece and nephew, lol.

Michelle said...

After a 1200 mile move in the middle of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I'm just now getting back to it. What a beautiful quilt! I've never seen the pattern before, and being a scrappy quilter myself I was drawn to the colors. Gorgeous!

Eileen said...

what a marvelous quilt! reminds me of the beautiful little works of art my mom colleected in her travels. your niece and hubby are fortunate indeed!