Friday, October 9, 2009

Park City Girl's Blogger's Quilt Festival

How cool is this? I'm writing this post as part of an online quilt festival!

Each entry is supposed to be the participant's favorite quilt. My favorite quilt changes about every time I make a new one. This is my current favorite.

My best friend, Amber had her first baby, Lucy in August and this is a quilt I made for her. After she told me she was pregnant I had a dream about the quilt I was going to make. In my dream there was a big tree with a swing. I went back and forth in my mind for weeks before I decided how to construct this quilt. I finished this up just in time for her baby shower in June.

This is a photo of the full top. The finished size is about 3'-0"x4'-6.

The mosaic below is some detail shots of the quilt.

Here's a photo of the back. I wanted all the thread on the back to be purple, so it would just look like a line drawing mirroring the front. Want more detailed photographs or a better explanation of this quilt? I wrote about it in a previous post.

Just think... it all started with a dream I had.

Want to see other entries? Click on the button below.

64 comments:

Kaye Prince said...

This is so creative and beautiful, you did a great job!

Diva Quilts said...

Love the quilt, the details, the quilting - so pretty!

kylydia said...

I love that the quilting suggests the real-life textures of the scene

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow! So much detail, and so beautifully done! I love this little festival, it is so fun to meet new quilters!

Heather said...

OK, that quilt is one of the most amazing I have ever seen. Just gorgeous

Anne said...

That is really beautiful and so original. Your quilting really shows it off.

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Carol said...

Love it when design dreams become a reality. Like the contrast between the front and the back.

Jean said...

This is so pretty and unique!!!

Janet Brady said...

What a beautiful scene to imagine yourself in. Your friend and her baby are very lucky to have this quilt!

Me aka Supermom said...

It's amazing!
margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

tirane93 said...

what a happy little quilt!

Sara said...

What a creative beautiful quilt. I love it!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very lovely quilt and design!

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

I love this! It is art! I want to add some more art to my quilts. Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt.

Cara said...

That is such a stunning quilt!

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a gorgeous original design, I love the quilting!

Priscilla said...

Awesome! I am sure this little girl will treasure it for all her life, what a wonderful present to receive!
Kristina

tammiemarie said...

what a beautiful quilt!

Tonya said...

Wow, I just love all the detail in this quilt. It is amazing.

Helen said...

This is more an art piece! It is beautiful. Love it!

QuiltyGoodness said...

This is beautiful. What a fabulous gift.

Rhondi said...

Your quilt is simply beautiful. I love the colors, the quilting, the design. Everything is perfect!

Katie B. said...

Oh, WOW! This quilt is just incredible. Your friend must've been blown away. I'm in awe of your talent!

Ariane said...

Wow!! This quilt is just beautiful. Such a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing.

Quiltluver said...

Wow, such a lovely quilt. Great design, and I'm sure your friend treasures this quilt.

Aimee said...

I can't imagine parting with something that was so involved! It is just beautiful.

Leslie said...

this is a great art quilt...it looks beautiful

Jessica said...

Wow. This quilt is amazing! I am so jealous of your talent! So beautiful and detailed! Great job!

-Jessica

Carol said...

Your quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful gift! Thank you for sharing.

Carol

paula, the quilter said...

Wonderful quilt. How DID you construct it? Fused? Needleturned?

Rene' said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. I love it. You did an amazing job. So creative. Thanks for sharing.

karenfae said...

Beautiful!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Heather said...

i love your bluebirds. . . such a wonderful memory--the swing. my mother quotes that poem her grade school teacher made her memorize--"Oh how I love to go up in a swing. . ." what a prize you have.

dhblack said...

Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

The quilt is beautiful-- the vibrant colors, the thoughtful design, and the beautiful quilting... wow!

Marie said...

Loved the quilt

Catherine said...

You've done a beautiful job of making your dream a reality. I'm sure this quilt will be treasured!

Allie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jessica said...

In case Paula's question wasn't just rhetorical:
I cut each piece and fused it where I wanted it to end up. After that I went back and did a satin stitch around each piece. After that had been done, I added the batting and back and quilted the whole thing.

Carin said...

That is a fantastic quilt!

quiltmom said...

What a special baby quilt- it is really lovely and I love all the details that you added to make it unique.
It will be a heirloom quilt for your friend's baby.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful art quilt.
Regards,
Anna

Zarina said...

Ideas do come from my dreams. Alas, mine usually comes just before I am lulled to sleep. Only recently, I was kept awake by a new color way for my hand painted threads and ideas for new items for my shop.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

very nicely done!

hetty said...

So dreams really do come true! I love everything about this quilt! You did a wonderful job!

Leslie said...

thanks again for coming to my blog and even more than that thank you for being a follower, i am flattered!

Marilyn said...

Wow! I bet your friend really, really likes it.

QuiltSue said...

That's a very clever quilt. You must be very proud of it and I should think your friend loves it.

Rebekah said...

what a beautiful scene! Lovely quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an absolutely lovely quilt. It is so fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

This quilt is super creative and fun. I have so many great memories spent on a tree swing. I love this.

Jane said...

Fantastic!! Love the free motion on it, it's great.

Vivian said...

Such a beautiful, creative quilt. Lucky baby! Well done.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I love this! So cute, pretty and creative! Great quilt for a baby :)

ParisMaddy said...

Such a picturesque little quilt---I love it.

Tracey said...

What a lucky baby! I love the simplicity of the overall design but I'm sure it wasn't simple to put together! It does look like you really enjoyed making it though ... a real fun quilt.

Rose Marie said...

An adorable quilt and one that any child would love!

Love 2 Quilt said...

Your work is amazing.

MARIKA said...

I like it the quilt very nice.
Marika

Lisa said...

Blue ribbon in my book! I love this quilt!

Kathy said...

Your quilting lines made lots of unique textures. It is a lovely design.

Diva Quilts said...

Wonderful! And I love the size of it!

Carolyn said...

What a lovely and fun quilt!

Casey said...

This is gorgeous. Great work.