Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival

Finn, at Pieces From My Scrapbag wrote today about an exciting web event: the First Annual Bloggers Spring Quilt Festival. Participants are to post on our own blogs a photo of our favorite quilt, with brief comments, and then link back to the festival site at Park City Girl Quilt Festival. This is Topkapi:

It's twin size, but would be a wild bed quilt. (It's hanging over our stairs.) The pattern is from Sarah Nephew's Serendipity book, which has guidelines for piecing with 60 degree triangles and diamonds, but gives lots of leeway to do your own thing. I had a blast with this. I worked about ten hours a day for ten days, "in the zone." Even my husband got into it -- he would say "Do you want me to get you a sandwich for lunch so you can keep working?" Since he's normally oblivious to what I do, I took this as a big thumbs up!

21 comments:

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

That is fabulous. What a wonderful hubby too.
Teresa

Zonnah said...

What a sweet husband :) and the quilt is amazing.

Katie said...

That is one beautiful quilt. I see why it is your favorite.

Serena said...

This is really beautiful. I love the richness of the color scheme. Very striking.

Karlene said...

That is a very beautiful quilt...it shows a lot of work and love went into it...Great Job!

dee said...

It's so very beautiful. What a fabulous job you have done. Much to be proud of.

Quilt Rat said...

WOW! This is so fabulous. Bravo!

scrappy quilter said...

What an amazing quilt.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Amazing colors and desing

Sharon said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt! Very intricate. It reminds me of the illuminations on the ancient manuscripts. And how sweet of your hubby!

Claire S (Noah's mom) said...

It's my favorite quilt too! It keeps my interest and I love the colors.

Mary-Kay C. said...

Wow! It looks stunning. And you have a wonderful husband too.

W. Latane Barton said...

It's quilts like this that take my breath away!!

hetty said...

Beautiful!

stitchinpenny said...

The quilt is just gorgeous. Hnag on to the hubby, he's a keeper

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Stunning! I love the colors. Your husband is a sweetie :) Thanks for sharing.

quiltmom said...

A really lovely quilt- is it a variation of the One block wonder patterns? Or a variation of one of the stack and whack kaleidoscope patterns? Whatever design it is - it is a real beauty.
Thanks for sharing..
Regards,
Anna

Exuberant Color said...

That is a beautiful quilt and should definitely be up on the wall.

Diva Quilts said...

Stunning! And cheers to supportive spouses my Beloved Spouse is unfailingly supportive and my biggest fan! :)

Finn said...

What a beauty! You deserve all kinds of kudos for this one...it's just awesome...my hats off to you girl!!! Big hugs, Finn

M said...

I have been working my way through the quilt festival - months now - but it has been wonderful. I have a rule it might take years - 1. no reading the other parts of the blog, just the fesitival entry. I have been at your blog A LONG time as I have not followed my rule. Have researched Sarah Nephew's original book - just $159.95 .... have looked at her other books and will consider - I did a star quilt with diamonds and had great fun but your quilt is over the top. So good looking... ummmm.... I just love blues in quilts..... ummm.. yes, I know no blues in your quilt just all these other colors that make me think I might just be in a Wisconsin forest.....Thank You so much for showing this quilt. And telling the story. Rest that shoulder A LOT longer than your Dr. says, than you think or than you want !!!