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Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival



Here is my quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I call it Summer's Day. I made it for a family member, who had a baby last year. I had gotten a charm pack of Summer Fun for my 9 patch quilt along, and I decided to use it for this. The mom, at one time had been a professional water skier, so Summer Fun seemed like a good choice. I looked for charm pack patterns because I only had the one charm pack.  I found the Pinwheel Baby Quilt and decided to make that, which I know this quilt does not look like. Some of the charm pack had white squares, and I did not think it would go well, against my busy white background. I did not want to buy more fabric, so I decided to change the design and added the sashing instead. I love the pop of white and red.



I did end up buying material for the back. I had gone away for a weekend with my husband and I find this cute fabric that I could not resist. It has sun, birds and watermelons on it, perfect for a Summer's Day. I had it quilted by my friend Tammy. I really enjoyed making this because I had made so many quilt with squares and rectangles and I had decided I really wanted to focus on some quilts with half square triangles. It is another quilt that I don't want to give away! Go check out the other amazing quilters at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

46 comments:

call me crazy said...

Very sweet quilt Michelle! :-)

Myra said...

Hey Michelle! This is a wonderful pinwheel baby quilt! Very nice indeed! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Michelle said...

Oh, I LOVE every thing about this quilt! I need to put this on my list! LOL!

angela said...

I love that quilt! One of the first quilts I planned and designed was a pinwheel with that Summer Fun - I never ended up getting that charm pack and forgot about it. That print must just call out to become pinwheels. I love how summery and happy your quilt is!!! I'm sure it will be much loved :)

Kate said...

Great quilt!! I LOVE the colors. I did a pinwheel quilt for the festival too! Must be the season for it. LOL Thanks for sharing.

Riel said...

I like how the quilted swirls look like the wind blowing the pinwheels. Very cheerful quilt!

Jessica Christensen said...

Fun, bright quilt. Love the colors!

upstateLisa said...

Fun and love the quilting!

Janet said...

What a fun quilt! Very summery!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love this Michelle! So cheery and the sashing/cornerstones you added are a great touch! Love that red binding too :)

Zonnah said...

I love how you quilted this it makes it look like the pinwheels are really moving.

Vicki said...

So pretty... great bright summer colors.

Ariane said...

I love it! You did an amazing job with it. I love the fabrics you chose to make it with.

Amy said...

Pinwheels are just such a happy design. Looks great!

Michele said...

such a pretty quilt! i can see why it was so hard to part with! lovely indeed!

why not sew? said...

I love the pinwheels. This is so cute! I like the POP of white too.

Professional water skier? That sounds like a fun profession!

Jeannette said...

Adorable!

Deanna said...

Pinwheels = Happy Quilt. I agree with you about the red. It really makes the quilt.

Mandy Noble said...

Wonderful quilt, what a great baby quilt.

Katie B. said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the red binding.

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I'll say it again....I love the use of this charm pack. You did a wonderful job Michelle.

Pat said...

Your work is most beautiful, my dear friend. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

Carol said...

I love pin-wheel quilts. This is a fun looking one. So cheerful.

Michelle said...

This sweet quilt really does say summer, both in color and design. There's just something fun about pinwheels.

Lis said...

It looks like the lovely summer's day we're enjoying here in England today - aren't I glad I've got wireless and can sit outside and enjoy BQF?!!

AnnieO said...

Very sweet and charming. I like the swirling wind playing against the pinwheels too! A happy happy quilt. Thank you for sharing this quilt's story :)

MomBrose said...

Love your quilt! The colors are just perfect!!

Seams Sew Together said...

Love this quilt!!

piecemealquilts said...

This is such a fun, bright, cheerful quilt! I love the red - it really makes everything pop.

Angie Padilla said...

So bright and cheery! Very nice.

Leslie said...

oh i love this...it is so bright and fun

Heather said...

Your quilt is lovely. I like that you used red for the corner stones. Really sets off the blocks.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is lovely. A great quilt. Great colors.

Denise said...

what a bright cheery quilt...love it!

Karen said...

That is one super pretty quilt. Love your colour choices.

Laurie said...

Oh, it's lovely! So summery! I came over from Quilt Bingo -- good luck!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Cute pinwheels. I am working on a pinwheel quilt right now...hope it turns out as cute as yours :)

Felicity said...

Love the swirls you quilted with. It almost looks like the pinwheels are blowing in the breeze.

QuiltSue said...

I love it, so cheerful and bright.

Sandra said...

What a cheery baby quilt-it is fun to see so many big spring pinwheels in this show. I didn't know so many people were making them.
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Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Happy colored pinwheels...

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Rose said...

Very nice! I love the choices you made...you can see my entry HERE.

szkornelia said...

This is a very sweet quilt. I am sure it will be well loved.

Sharon said...

Precious little quilt!

Eileen said...

i love your quilt!! great fabrics, colors, and i like the sashing. it's made it an interesting layout. the quilting is so fun--love that too. thanks for sharing. come visit my site: http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ i'm having a little giveaway this week

ktquilts said...

Thanks for sharing such a happy quilt! Bet that lovely little likes to look at all those fun things on the back!!

Blessings,

KT