Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival

If you have never visited my blog before, welcome!  My name is Amanda, aka "Busy Little Quilter".

Every time my neighbor, Pushpa, calls me, the first thing she says is "Amanda?  Are you busy, busy, busy???" in her high pitched voice.  She knows I'm always busy doing something; there's never a dull moment around here. If I say that I'm busy quilting, she says, "You're such a busy little quilter." So, that became the name of my blog.

Not only do I love quilting, but I love to garden, as well.  Sometimes my quilts are inspired by a color combination that I see in my garden ( I love pink petunias and yellow marigolds together) and every once in a while, by a flower bed theme.  

   

It wasn't until my first grandchild was born that I was inspired to make a quilt that reflected my love for my butterfly garden.  Since I had a butterfly garden I thought my little grand daughter, Alexis, should have one, too. I looked in quilting magazines and quilt books for ideas, took bits and pieces from each one, and came up with "Alexis' Butterfly Garden".  The fabrics are 1930's reproductions.  It is machine appliqued and the antannae are hand stitched.  The quilt is machine quilted by Judy Laquidara.





(Photo snatched from the pages of a scrapbook.)

It's amazing how a sweet little 6 pound 13 ounce baby can make a baby size quilt look huge and bring such joy. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Thanks, too, to Amy for organizing this event and to the many sponsors.  The quilt festival is from May 21-28. 

Have fun! 

Amanda

27 comments:

  1. Amanda, we really should plan a meet & greet at one of the coffee shops in Ev sometime. :)

    Judy longarmed some quilts for me before I bought one and of course I bought a Millennium because she loved hers so much. Love mine too.

    Happy weekend to you.

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  2. It's a good thing I looked at your blog last night - or I might have missed Amy's Quilt Festival!

    You have such pretty quilts and the butterfly one has always been a favorite !

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  3. Grandbabies are GOOD inspiration for a quilt. I've been a long-time lurker of your blog. I love your quilts. Sew On!

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  4. Such a pretty quilt for a beautiful baby.

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  5. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Such a sweet and happy quilt! Really beautiful.

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  7. Such a sweet and happy quilt! Lovely colors. A really beautiful quilt.

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  8. The quilt is so beautiful! Love the fabrics and the colors.

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  9. i love the butterflys. and the precious gift too.

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  10. Your flower garden quilt is a lovely heirloom for your lucky granddaughter.

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  11. Such a lovely springy, girly quilt. Your granddaughter is one lucky girl.

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  12. Aww so sweet! What a lovely gift for her that she will treasure forever!

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  13. Just a gorgeous butterfly quilt for a beautiful baby. It is sometimes hard to choose a pattern to reflect what one wants for someone - this is one gorgeous garden.
    Thanks for sharing- Enjoy your festival experience- their are some wonderful quilts and stories to read.
    Regards,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  14. I really love your butterflies!

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  15. Beautiful butterfly quilt! Love the setting. The baby is adorable! :)

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  16. What a cheery spring quilt-perfect for that beautiful baby. It definitely has the vintage feel.
    Hope this post goes in the scrapbook for the little one.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
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  17. Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing your story too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  18. Love your quilt. It is a great spring time quilt.

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  19. darling quilt and so fun to see that cute little baby on there!! thanks for sharing. i think i need to try some appliqued butterflies--with a ladybug or two thrown in of course

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  20. I love your quilt! And the baby - so sweet! The little details in your quilt are so special :)

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  21. Your quilts are beautiful!
    Great blog!

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  22. Your quilt is beautiful Amanda! And so is that sweet baby!

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  23. Have you stopped blogging? I miss your posts. You have a lot to give.

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