Blogger’s Quilt Festival–Spring 2013

Happy May 17th everyone!  Today is the start of one of my favorite two times of the year – the Spring Edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at AmysCreativeSide!

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If you’ve never been at my blog before – Welcome!  and for those who have – Welcome Back!

The first Quilt I would like to enter into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is my ‘Home Sweet Home’ Quilt Along Quilt in the ‘Group or Bee Quilts’ Category.



Home Sweet Home Quilt - Finished

This quilt was created with 20 different blocks (17 designers) and 49 different sashings created as a result of the 2012 Home Sweet Home Quilt Along I ran on my blog.  Every time you look at this quilt you notice something new which is always one of my goals when I create.  This quilt was free motion quilted by Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.

I wanted to show a few close ups…

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In this block, I fussy cut the fabrics so there are animals in the windows.  7962612376_ab275a661e

When I could make it work, I tried to match the fabrics in the sashing with the fabrics in the blocks.  By doing this it made it harder to differentiate between where a block started and where it ended.  I loved the transition.7962774772_cb744a2acf

The way the sashing blends into the block above you wouldn’t even know that the tree isn’t part of the house block!

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Home Sweet Home Quilt - Finished

I also personally love the back.  It’s pieced from fabrics I used in the front along with the ‘practice’ blocks I made when I was coming up with my block designs.  I also printed out a list of the blocks and who designed them onto some fabric to include in the backing of the quilt.

I would love to hear what you think of this quilt!

 

The festival starts today, and runs through May 31st. It’s open to anyone who wants to enter, and there will be lots of great prizes.  Be sure to check it out NOW!  Get your post written and show off your quilt!

Once you’ve had a chance to visit as many of the quilts, as possible you may nominate your very favorite, for a Viewer’s Choice Award! To nominate complete the form at the bottom of the THIS POST with the link to the post and your email address.  Nominations without a valid email will be eliminated, and multiple nominations with the same email will be eliminated.  One entry per email address please.

If 'Home Sweet Home' is your favorite quilt head over to THIS POST and copy the text below:





Thanks for your support!



9 comments:

  1. I could get lost in that quilt - wow! It's gorgeous. And so cohesive - you would never guess that there were so many hands involved in its creation...

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  2. Love the soft colors in this - lovely group quilt.

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  3. Incredible quilt. Very special.

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  4. LOVE this quilt! i am headed over to nominate it :)

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  5. awww...thanks Erin :) So sweet of you!

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  6. Such a charming quilt! Love the pieced sashings. Lovely :)

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  7. Lovely quilt! Different homes made by different hands to build a beautiful community. I love the backing too.

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  8. I do love how you blended the sashing into the blocks. What a rich and beautiful quilt! Wish I could see it up close. Thanks for showing some of the blocks. Everyone did such a great job.

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