Monday, May 24, 2010

finished quilt & BQF entry

 Blogger's Quilt Festival
 Well I finished the quilt I've been working on this week for my friends' wedding/first anniversary gift. Although I've been making quilt tops for a few years, this is the first good size quilt I've done from start to finish. I quilted it in a plain straight stitch on my trusty little machine, not free motion, so I could only do so much. But I'm really happy with it in the end; I love any of Amy Butler's fabric & this is her Charm line. I love making handmade gifts for friends & believe everyone should have a quilt that becomes an old friend the more you snuggle with it, wash it & love it. Next year I hope to enter something more planned out, but since I had just finished this I didn't want to pass up the chance to be included!       
         

19 comments:

  1. ERIN HOW BEAUTIFUL. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID IT IN A WEEK. YOU ARE TALENTED GIRL! YOUR FRIENDS WILL LOVE IT!

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  2. Great choice of colors! This will make someone a very happy snuggler!

    Caron
    http://bloggingforquilters.blogspot.com/

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  3. Such a bright and colourful fun quilt! It will be cherished for years to come!

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  4. this is lovely!!! the fabrics especially are great. i am a big fan of straight line quilting. thank you so much for becoming a follower.

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  5. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  6. thanku so much for these nice comments ...& to the followers :)

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  7. I absolutely love those colors! For some reason it reminds me of the beach!

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  8. what a wonderful gift, you have a lucky friend!

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  9. This is lovely!
    I really liked this line of fabric.

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I love those fabrics. What a great gift for your friend.

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  11. Love, love, love the quilt. Hope your friend realizes what a great friend he/she has in you!
    ps. I have a very similar old white machine. good to know not everyone has state of the art!

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  12. Thank you, Erin, for your post! I enjoyed seeing your entry - the quilt is charming. And I agree with you, EVERYone should have AT LEAST one quilt. ;^)

    Keep up the lovely work.

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  13. great colors and like the combination of larger and smaller squares. nicely done

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  14. I love the way you pieced the border. Very nice!

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  15. very pretty - what a great gift, they will love it. Fantastic color choices too.

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

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