Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I am so excited to participate in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side for the first time!

Amy's Creative Side

I've been waiting eagerly to participate since the Festival last fall.  For those of you who don't know, Amy hosts the Bloggers' Quilt Festival each year during fall and spring quilt market.  It is so much fun to see all of the quilts!

And now for my quilt...

I call this quilt "Verna's Flower Garden."  The fabric is Verna by Kate Spain.  I pieced the top last summer as a way to experiment with a jelly roll.  Then I folded it up and set it aside for months.  Then, I realized that it would be perfect for a special friend of mine going through chemo.  All of the colors and flowers really reminded me of her, so I pulled it out and finished it up for her birthday.

I love the colors in this quilt.  It is so bright and cheerful.  It reminds me of a sunny spring day!

A close-up of a block and the quilting...

And because I love pictures of quilts blowing in the wind...

Now, head over the the Bloggers' Quilt Festival and check out all of the amazing quilts!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Canvas Pail

Today I finally made the March Sweetwater Label Crew project, a canvas pail, perfect to be used as an Easter basket or to hold things.

It has three tags on it, each with spring words and definitions, matching those on the Sunkissed fabric.

I also love the bunting around the top.  Sweetwater just loves using bunting in its designs.

I am also working on a UT quilt for someone I work with.  My table has been covered with burnt orange fabric for about a week now.