May 14, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

I almost missed this year's Bloggers' Quilt Festival  for Spring 2011. It started yesterday May 13th. Life is getting really hectic these days. I never thought anything of it until a dear colleague who reads my blog asked me one day how I manage to do so much while also working full time. She said I'm so prolific with what I do! I'm sure that was a compliment. I don't know how to live any other way. I seem to have a lot on the go at any one time. I love it!

The quilt I'm entering in BQF today is this small friendship quilt I made two of them, one for myself and one for my friend Linda (no blog) who gave me the heart fabric for the border. To me the heart fabric by itself was overpowering, but setting it around a redwork embroidery toned it down a bit. I love it much better now.  


It's only 36" x 36" square. I hand embroidered and quilted it using a bow pattern. It's not a brand new quilt, but I haven't blogged it here before so I thought I would share it in this year's Bloggers' Quilt Festival. Thanks again Amy for hosting this wonderful event. I'm looking forward to visiting all the blogs and viewing all the wonderful quilts.



22 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How beautiful Nat...just lovely!!! Lucky Linda!!! Is she still thinking of coming up this way? Enjoy the Festival...it should be loads of fun...Love Dzintra

QuiltSue said...

It's beautiful and what a great idea to make two so you have one each.

Janet said...

It's a real little sweetie Nat and how nice that you made one for each of you. I think you must get so much done because you make the most of your time.

Terry said...

Nice quilt for BQF.
Only 4 more sleeps wooohooo

Sandra said...

Love how you combined the stitchery with the border fabric. And the bow quilting is fab!
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my antique applique quilt.
I have a 2nd entry #212 repro cheddar stars

deanna7trees said...

so sweet. i love the quilted bows.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Another great quilt. I think everything you touch comes out pretty. Can you come walk around in my bathroom for a while? It is in serious need of something, since DH busted up the floor to fix a faulty flange. LOL!

Amanda said...

I love redwork embroidery! This is so darling. :)

Rosalyn Manesse said...

adorable quilt

Jolanda said...

Such a cute little thing. Just love it:)

Needled Mom said...

It really is such a sweet quilt and I can see how the redwork really sets the heart fabric off. Nice job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Nat,
I think your little quilt is adorable! Love the redwork. What a sweet thing to do for your friend.

Michele Pacey said...

very beautiful little quilt Nat. lovely quilting in those bows. and the redwork design is so warm.

Diane H said...

Hi Nat! Just love your sweet little quilt - redwork is my favourite. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lis said...

Glad you made it to the BQF but I can imagine you are pretty busy at the moment, bon voyage - don't know what it is in Japanese!!

stitchinpenny said...

I love the redwork block and how you used the borders to accent it. Great quilt

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

Such a sweet little quilt. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kim D. said...

Love your little quilt Nat, and I bet your friend loves it too! It's nice that you made one for yourself.

Eileen said...

love this simple quilt. sweet with the redwork surrounded by fun fabric border. thanks for sharing and have a great time

Karen said...

It's great to see you at the BQF. Love the idea of your gorgeous friendship quilt. Lovely redwork and quilting. I admire your patience with hand quilting.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's very cute and sweet you made a pair.

JCnNC said...

What a little beauty and so clever to make two. Judy C

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