Saturday, October 29, 2011

Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival

This is a big week for quilters. The annual International Quilt Show is going on in Houston. Don't despair if you're not there. The blogging community is all abuzz and posts are popping up all over cluing us less fortunate souls who are not attending, into the excitement.Then there is Amy of Amy's Creative Side. She coordinates a virtual quilt show twice a year (during spring and fall market) for those of us left behind. Last May there were 631 entries! That's enough to keep you inspired for a long time...at least until the next one rolls around...which happens to be right now.


I haven't been quilting for very long and I was too intimidated to enter a quilt in May. Now I figured, why not? Alas, I don't have a new quilt to enter so those of you that read here, will recognize this one. For those of you that are new, welcome to the end of the dirt road!

I'm entering my most recent finish:


This is the quilt I made for our daughter to take to college in August:

My original post and the story behind it is here. In case you don't want to pop over there, here are a few stats about it. It measures 78x94 and is a pattern from the Rock Star Carrie Nelson, who is coming out with fabulous new patterns faster than I can get them made! She's the inventor of the Schnibbles craze. It's also the second one I've made. The first one is our family favorite and she wanted to take it to college so I made another, but added an extra row in order for it to fit her bed. We call it the Hobo Quilt. I seem to recall our son asking it I was working on the Hobo quilt one day. It just seemed to fit for this scrappy quilt and it stuck.

It is bound with a scrappy binding and backed with (wait, let me go check) a teal dotted print by Benartex called Tried and True by Nancy Halverson that DD chose albeit she was napping in the truck when I walked out of the quilt shop with it and asked her if she liked it.

My friend Jackie quilted it beautifully with an all over wandering feather design that gives it the perfect crinkly goodness that makes you want to snuggle with it.

I love this quilt and most importantly, so does she. I hope it reminds her of home, of how much her Mama and Daddy love her, and of how proud we are of her. I stitched prayers into every seam and some prayers are repeated because there are an awful lot of seams in this quilt. I hear tell she even makes her bed at college! Who knew!

Thank you so much for stopping by! DH gave me the morning off from ranch duties and we had a good, hard freeze last night so I think I'll put the tea kettle on, curl up under the original Hobo Quilt and browse the quilt entries over at Amy's!

27 comments:

Wendy said...

Such a wonderful story of your daughters quilt. It would look prefect in my house, just my kind of quilt....scrappy.

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Quiltbenaco said...

Davvero bella!
Ciao

Lonci said...

Your quilt are wonderful, i like this very much:)

Grace said...

It's just beautiful! Those colors are gorgeous!

MARIKA said...

Very nice work thanks for the quilt for division.

Denise :) said...

What a lovely, lovely quilt! :)

selfsewn@summerfete said...

wow this is magazine worthy!!
I'm off to look at it further!

Barbara said...

absolutely beautiful. I doubt there's a prettier quilt hanging at the Market in Houston! I truly love the colors and how you have them arranged. swooning. lucky daughter :)

Vivian said...

If all it takes to get a college gal to make her bed is to give her a wonderful quilt like this, then quilting moms all over are going to follow your lead.
Beautiful quilt, wonderful story, and I'm so glad you didn't feel intimidated any longer. Thanks so much for sharing both the quilt and the story with us.
I like your comment about Carrie Nelson creating patterns faster than you can make them. So true. Hers are great fun.

Sabine said...

This quilt is awesome, and I´m glad you decided to share it. I felt like you the firt time I participated - a friend really had to prod me to post something, but since then there has been no looking back. This festival is actually a great incentive for me to get something finished that otherwise might have lingered around for a few more weeks. So - see you in spring!

carol fun said...

What a beautiful quilt- paired with a beautiful story and a beautiful daughter-- love it! Thanks for sharing - you did a fantastic job on this quilt - love the colors!

quiltmom said...

It is truly gorgeous quilt and made with so much love- I am sure that your daughter is loving it.
I have participated in the blogging festival a few times and have a new quilt in it again. It is such a fun festival.
Enjoy the festival.
Regards,
Anna

The Thompsons said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt! So cool your daughter can take a little piece of you with her while away at school.

John'aLee said...

That is one beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing.

Doniene said...

Love the quilt!! We share many similar interests! Nice to visit your blog!

Blessings

Jennifer Gail said...

Oh wow.that is one more beautiful quilt.

adayintheworldaroundme said...

Your quilt is absolutly amazing.....I love everything about it!

your friend in stitches
Margaret

Eileen said...

What a beautiful quilt you've created! Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Eileen said...

What a beautiful quilt you've created! Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

rosie said...

I loved it the first time around Karin, and I still feel the same.. It's awesome..

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

So pretty! Wonderful color choices. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt - and great atmospheric photos! Thanks for sharing. :)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! That quilt is so stunning! Congratulations! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Pattern, colors and love. A perfect quilt.

Quilting Lodge said...

I love your quilt! And I really love all your photos. You did a an excellent job showcasing your beautiful quilt!

Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

The Cozy Quilter said...

My daughter has a quilt I made for her when she left for university. Our quilts are like a hug from Mom. Beautiful job!

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