Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival




It's time for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! As you probably know, the International Quilt Festival is being held in Houston this week.  Several of my "in real life" friends fly every year to this huge event, but I have never been.  They always come back telling me about the quilts and all of the many vendors that are there.  There's always some new gadget or new fabric lines they come home with. 

I may not be able to go to Houston, but because of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival I can look at quilts, shop with vendors, and (this is the best part) have a quilt "shown"!    I"ve never had a quilt hang in a huge quilt show, and this quilt show is HUGE!!! 

So, here's my entry.





I flung this over my cedar fence to shoot it's picture.  My oldest daughter is holding on to it for me; she's the fingers at the top. The name of this quilt is Harvest Time.  It is designed by Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.   The pattern used to be sold seperately, but it is also  in one of her books, Classic Collection of Quilts. I used Thimbleberries fabric and some fabrics from Jo Morton. 

I have an area over my couch where I hang seasonal quilts.  This one will hang during the months of September and November.  During the Spring, I hang a quilt that I "showed" during Amy's spring Blogger's Quilt Festival.  You can see it here.

My best friend, Terry, machine quilted this quilt for me on her Gammil.  She free motion quilted all of the swirls, feathers,  and everything that makes this quilt gorgeous. 








I love this idea of having a quilt show in Blogland.  We can look at each other's quilts and shop with the vendors on her sidebar.  Just go to Amy's blog and read how you can enter a quilt, too!  There's lots of prizes the vendors are giving away to bloggers who enter their quilts.  How fun is that?!!

Thanks, Amy, for hosting this.  Thanks, too, to the vendors and sponsors supporting this event. 

Have a great weekend!

Amanda

25 comments:

  1. Wow very beautiful duvet !!!
    Everything lures a butterfly smile onto a face!
    Embrace Marika Hungary

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  2. A lovely quilt & beautifully quilted too!

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  3. That's a great little quilt...and perfect for Fall...

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  4. Your piecing on this top is wonderful and the quilting Terry did is stunning!!! It is a super-looking quilt....good choice to hang in the festival!!!

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  5. I just love Fall quilts! This is my favourite season. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your quilt is very beautiful. I, too, made this quilt a few years back and it's STILL one of my favs! LOVE the pumpkins.

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  7. I love pumpkins and your pumpkin quilt too!

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  8. What a cute quilt! I love the pumpkins, and the quilting is beautiful. I think it would end up on my wall year-round. :)

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  9. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing it! Marj

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  10. I love the pumpkins-they are my favorite fall decoration. I also love the feathers quilted on the pumpkins. What a great idea.

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  11. This is a gorgeous quilt Amanda! The quilting really is perfect for the design as are the fabrics.

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  12. quel travail! à coté je me sens vraiment une apprentie ,félicitations

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  13. I love this quilt. The pumpkins are so much fun. I love fall colors

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  14. Thanks for visiting me this morning and giving me this opportunity to see your blog. I love it and I love that quilt. I am going to have to look up a gammil as I have never heard of one and I love the look of the quilting.

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  15. What a sweet quilt. It is perfect for this time of year. I love pumpkins and leaves.

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  16. Charming quilt and love the fabrics. Pumpkins are so welcoming for fall. The quilting is whimsical and fun! Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

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  17. I'm actually attracted to your banner quilt...my Mom made a version of that Butterfly quilt a few years ago that is one her bed (I need to photograph it and blog about it next time I visit her!) She hand-appliqued each butterfly, and her border has smaller butterflies around it, also hand appliqued. Your's is lovely!

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  18. I really like this quilt. The quilting is great. Sharon

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  19. pumpkins, hurray! I love pumpkins, and this quilt is just gorgeous.
    Kristina

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  20. I love the pumpkins! Great job!

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  21. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us all in the show!

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  22. Perfect quilt for this time of year!!! I bet it looks terrific displayed over your couch. : ) The quilting is gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing.

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