Friday, May 21, 2010

BQF!


I'm so excited about this spring's Blogger's Quilt Festival (hosted by Amy)--last time, I was still a quiltgawker, so it's nice to finally be on both sides of the equation. I'm so looking forward to browsing all the beautiful entries.

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My first quilt--named Pink Lemonade--is still my favorite. The layout was kind of an accident, but I think I prefer it to what I had originally envisioned--and it was an great lesson in keeping calm and carrying on (something I've come to actually love about quilting, a la Gwen Marston...sometimes plans change for the better!).

I adore both the colors and the big blocks of white.  And it was so satisfying to finally execute all of the steps I'd been reading and thinking about for so long...from piecing the blocks all the way through to sewing the last stitch of the binding...and of course to pulling it out of the dryer.

It was just a little bit hard to give it away...at least it went to an adorable baby girl, and of course there are always more quilts to be made.

Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

  1. I love Gwen Marston and your accidental layout is wonderful. Such a pretty quilt!

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  2. Ooh, it's so wonderfully crinkly, I love it!

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  3. I think they are all hard to give away but that one must have really hurt. Beautiful! So simple but yet it isn't.

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  4. I love this quilt! I need to make a quilt for my cousin's baby very soon, and something like this might be perfect for it. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. What lovely colors and some of my favorite fabrics!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  6. What a fabulous quilt! The design is beautiful and I really like your choice of fabrics!

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  7. It's excellent! Love the colors and the layout!

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  8. It's beautiful, and looks so perfect !
    How big is it?

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  9. I love the big blocks of white too!

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  10. The name suits it perfectly!

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt, I love the colours and the name! makes me smile!
    thanks for sharing!
    valentina

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  12. très joli quilt j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs et ça simplicité,rafraichissant

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  13. I love it too. Such a great balance of color.

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  14. LOVE this quilt! It looks pretty much amazing!

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  15. Oh! I do love this quilt ... the white space is awesome and the richness and repetitiveness of the other colors is grand! I can absolutely see the where "united scraps" and "pink lemonade" are cousins! Thanks for commenting and sharing!

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  16. i love this! the layout is great

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  17. Lovely gift for a little girl! I really like your "accidental" design, and the pieced back is very cool.

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  18. I really like the layout and the colors.

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  19. This is such a lovely quilt. Those fabrics are yummy.

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  20. A great quilt! I agree - I really like the balance between the beautiful colors and the white space. The "accidental" layout is great too!

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  21. Love this! Great name too. I am finding that I am more and more drawn to quilts with lots of white space.

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  22. Very cheerful quilt. Fun design, great prints, lovely colors. You did a fantastic job!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh; I love this! So beautiful and simple! I may just have to become a follower :) are you on flickr?

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  24. I love it, it's beautiful and fresh!

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  25. I love pulling quilts out of the dryer too! Your unplanned layout is really cool.

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  26. I'm so glad I found your blog. The quilt is adorable!

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  27. Wow, what a sweet and interesting quilt!

    I've bookmarked your blog - one of the many great things about BQF!

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  28. What a lovely spring quilt for a lucky little one. Thanks for sharing.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  29. i really like the way the layout turned out! and i'm with you on the just carrying on part - i'm glad quilting is forgiving that way or it certainly wouldn't have worked for me!

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  30. A lovely layout and beautiful complimentary colour choices. Lucky little baby to receive such a gorgeous gift!

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  31. The name describes this perfectly! It looks like summer!

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  32. this is a wonderful quilt--so fun to see the rectangles on an angle--just cool. wonderful also to see the colors and the fabrics in such nice sizes. thanks for sharing. come visit me if you get a chance

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