April 21, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2009

The 1st Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival organized by Amy @ Park City Girl. I thought it was such a great idea to showcase many beautiful quilts on the blogs. Thanks Amy, for putting together such a fantastic event.

The reason I chose Omani's Trail quilt is because this was the first scrap quilt I have ever made. I started it when my family and I lived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates a few years back. After completing the top I decided to add the applique border. I did this during one of our trips to Oman from Abu Dhabi. The drive took 6 hours. As a result I named the quilt Omani's Trail. I entered this quilt in our local quilt exhibition and it won the viewers first choice.

This is a closeup of the applique border. I used leftovers 2 x 2 pieces from the centre of the blocks to make the flowers with and then the circles and leaves. It was a totally original design.

This is the quilt label. I always design quilt labels while I am making a quilt. I either make an extra block for the label or use a block that does not turn out well for the quilt. Making quilt labels is what I like most about quilting.

Thanks for dropping by to share the festival with me. Please leave me any comment either about the quilt or the festival. I am sure Amy is doing the rounds to check out all the quilts. I have already spent two days going throught the list. I only managed to leave a few comments so far. I will be going through the list again and will let you know when I drop by yours.

Enjoy

29 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely quilt! Snail's trail is one of my favorite patterns.

Bunny said...

I love scrap quilts. Yours is fantastic. I love the border.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the design and detail

Carol said...

I like the contrast between the snail's trail and the applique border.

Bunny said...

I am also a lover of scrap quilts and yours is fantastic. The border just finishes it beautifully.

Karen said...

This is really a great quilt. Thank you for sharing the story about it.

Zonnah said...

I love the border, very pretty.

Serena said...

This quilt is great! Any true fabric lover loves scrap quilts. Great work and thanks for sharing!

Mary-Kay C said...

That's a really nice quilt. The colours bring it to life. Good choices for a scrappy quilt.

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is fabulous. Love the applique.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great quilt! I have always wanted to make a snail's trail. Yours is fabulous with the scrappy look.

Janet said...

Lovely quilt and I envy anyone who do such nice applique!

Julia said...

It's gorgeous Natima..Love the border.
Lovely bright colours..good luck!
Julia ♥

Quilt Rat said...

Striking! What a fabulous quilt

scrappy quilter said...

Awesome, beautiful quilt. I love the colors in this quilt. My favorite quilts are scrap quilts.

Dzintra Ingrid said...

As always Natima...beautiful work, and a fantastic idea...congratulations to all the wonderful entries Dzintra♥x

Nancy in Norway said...

Your quilt is beautifull. I love what the appliqued border did to the total impression.

Sherri said...

I love your quilt...and I especially love the label...that is something I need to be better at! I recently made my first label, and it was such a great feeling to have a label sewn into the backing!

mamaspark said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Deb said...

It sure doesn't look like any "scrap" quilt that I've seen! It's absolutely beautiful! I will be sure and come back and see your pictures of India (my son was there 5 years ago); that will be interesting! Thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know where to find you.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful quilt!! Thanks for sharing :)

belinda said...

It's a beautiful quilt Natima!!!

Karen said...

Ooh, I just love your scrap quilt! The applique really adds a special touch to it! Thanks for sharing it.

stitchinpenny said...

I love verything about your quilt. You work is beautiful.

quiltmom said...

Natima,
What a lovely variation of snail's trail!
I love all the glorious colors. It looks terrific together. The applique border is perfect for it.
Thanks for sharing!
Regards,
Anna

dee said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I really love those colors. They make the pattern really pop.
Thanks for stopping by. Isn't this fun. I've spent way too much time going through the list as well but seeing new blogs is such fun. I'm really enjoying yours.

paula, the quilter said...

The combo of piecing and applique is always a great one. You gave it that added surprise by adding the plaids. Great!

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely quilt. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Now, I can add you to my list of blogs to read! :)

I love the story behind the quilt, and I am not surprised you won viewer's choice.

Do you mind if I add your blog to my blogroll?

karenfae said...

lovely quilt - I am still trying to go through all the blogs and I am up to about #400 I think. My quilt is at around #170 I think. I couldn't believe it got over 500 - so many left to look at.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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