Sunday, October 30, 2011
Blogger's Quilt Festival
For the festival, I am showing a quilt that I finished in June after having it quilted by my friend Tammy, but never displayed. It is called Fresh. I made it using five charm square packs of Fresh by Deb Strain. When I first got them, I wanted to make a charm square quilt but then thought perhaps it was too simple and wasted a lot of time thinking of other possibilities before deciding on what I was originally going to do. This quilt is important to me for a few reasons. It reminded me that KISS does work (Keep It Simple, Sewer) and that I should trust my gut. I have learned to believe in myself and create what make me happy. That happiness is a gift which I can give on to other people. I made a quilt for my nephew this year, which I really liked but I was unsure if my sister-in-law would. I was thrilled when she sent me pictures a few days ago of my nephew playing on the quilt. It means a lot to me.
The quilt is also one of the first that I did a pieced backing for. I really like it. The white fabric was going to be a border but I decided I liked the squares on their own. I like having it in one piece on the back. Thank you Amy for hosting this Quilt Festival. Check out what others have done!