Friday, May 21, 2010

Hurray for Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Blogger's Quilt Festival is here!





Honestly, this online quilt festival is one of the best things about blogging!  I love to check out everyones ideas and inspiration.


Welcome to my blog and please make yourself at home and click around!  It has been a busy spring for me: a few quilts here and there and excitement in starting up another chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild.


The quilt that I want to share this go-around is my Four Square Quilt.  I just finished it a few weeks ago.  I used all Simple Abundance fabric from Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  I ended up using a charm pack, a few fat quarters and some yardage.






This quilt was fun for me because a branched out into straight line quilting and pieced it as I went without much of a plan.  I really enjoy that process of just "playing around" and I am trying to do it more!


I am taking the leap into long arm quilting with a class on Monday so if you want to check back, I'll share my beginner's take on that.  Welcome to everyone in town for quilt market!!  We love Minneapolis and we hope you do too!


Thanks Amy for hosting this...such an exciting event!

34 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the straight line quilting!

angela said...

Your straight line quilting looks great! I wonder how that would be to do on a long arm? It's quite the project on a regular machine! Beautiful quilt!

Michelle said...

STUNNING! It's beautiful!

Me aka Supermom said...

love the stitching!

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Dawn N. said...

I really love the straight lines! I've been having fun trying that out lately and I'm a big fan of it! Beautiful quilt!

Shawn said...

I love your quilt and straight line quilting. Oh the fabric, love everything Bonnie ans Camille, your quilt looks great in this line! I have some Simple Abundance I need to do something with soon.

Sharon said...

Your project is beautiful, as always, Alyson!

Ivory Spring said...

Love those fabrics.

Pat said...

Love your quilt. It's a little bit like Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stones pattern, but not as small of pieces--so this would make a great stashbuster and it's simplicity really lets the fabrics sing. Thanks for sharing!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Kathy said...

Nicely done. I like your creative way of hanging it for the photos. Did your kids have anything to say about you using the swing set for that unusual purpose?

Alexis said...

Cute! Love the fabric and the quilting!

Carol said...

I like the layout and the simple quilting works well with it.

felicity said...

The turquoise is a great "pop" of colour in this simple but beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing it!

Candi said...

I love the little bits of blue that pop out. The quilting is wonderful!

In Awe of Applique said...

you did an awesome job w/the straightline...I always tend to stipple, but love the look of straightline too!

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant. Great design, yummy fabrics, lovely colors, delightful quilting.

SewCalGal
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momto2wasd said...

That's a wonderful quilt! And the back is great, too!
I'll be checking back to hear about your longarm class. It's something I'd love to try someday.

mary said...

I love the pinwheels on the back. Nice touch to a beautiful quilt.

Lisa Klingbeil said...

Stunning quilt - I used to tell myself all the time that brown was my least favorite color, and now it's the color I go to most often in quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

This is a great quilt!

Shona B said...

Beautiful. The straight line quilting adds so much to this. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

this quilt is great@! i love the pattern and your quilting is great...the colors are so warm

Heather said...

I love the little bits of blue in your quilt and the simplicity of the straight quilting.

Katie B. said...

Wow. I love this quilt! The straight line quilting is awesome. My quilt festival quilt is Simple Abundance too. Love it :)

MomBrose said...

Wow! The straight line quilting is awesome! You did such a fantastic job!!

Denise said...

Great quilt...I like how you quilted it!

Laurel H. said...

I like your quilt. And I agree; this BQF is the best!

Karen said...

I think this quilt is fantastic. Love your fabrics and the design. In one photo the brown floral looks like a brown spot. Either way yellow/chocolate combo is yummy.

mjb said...

Love those pinwheels on the back!

Felicity said...

Really nice pattern/color scheme. And I agree, love the pinwheels on the back!

Stephanie said...

I love the colors/design of your quilt. Very nice!

Sandra said...

what a warm looking quilt-the vertical stip 4 patch is an attractive pattern. Thanks
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Julia said...

I think this is spectacular! Great colors, great quilting, great border and gives me ideas....thanks.