Friday, May 21, 2010

Online Blogger's Quilt Festival 2010

Amy is once again running her Online blogger's quilt festival. If you have never seen this, you ought to block out several hours over the next few days and sit down and check out all the great work. At the above link you will already find over 200 people's URL's with a posting of their favorite quilts.

I have many favorites, but don't want to duplicate what I have posted previously. Similarly, I really wanted to post this quilt, but the darn thing is just not quite finished. So, I present to you my newest finish..."Vintage Summer". I quilted this in the early spring (actually pieced it last fall and never got around to finishing it). Then on Tuesday morning, I realized I had no hand stitching so I quickly attached the binding.
It is a nice lap or beach size, 54"x60". I fell in love with the Elizabeth Studios beach fabrics last year. They were just so sweet and nostalgic, and reminded me of watching my 3 kids play in the surf with their 2 cousins. The five children in one of the images were those 5 exactly. Besides, the summer beach season in Maine is very short, so finishing this was of the essence.
The piecing and quilting are very simple, given what I usually do. I wanted the fabrics to be the focal point for a change. I quilted it with a meandering wave pattern.
...sweet vintage dressed children playing in the surf...
...and a nice beach scene with lighthouses and boats.
Because I know that this posting will receive a good bit of traffic during this quilt show, I have to put in my two cents worth of advertising for my quilting business! I am a longarm quilter, and receive about 90% of my business from internet viewers - ones that find me via this blog and ones that find my pure business website. I hope that you find time to peruse other recent quilts I have quilted, some my own, and some for clients. And if you have a quilt you'd like professionally quilted, please contact me.
Have a great time looking at all of the fantastic blogger's quilts!






28 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Love your quilt! So sweet with the vintage children and I love the setting you gave the blocks with the beach huts etc. It's great!

Laurie said...

What a fun quilt. Bright and cheerful.

SandyQuilts said...

Darling darling quilt. I love everything ocean. too cute

kwiltmakr said...

I love the shade of blue in that fabric. Also the children are just darling. I am glad that you picked that one to show. Your quilting is terrific.

Michelle said...

What a happy happy quilt!

Mandy said...

I love that quilt! It makes me want to be at the beach!

harleywife said...

just beautiful ! it looks antique ! and makes me want to go the beach !

Kathy said...

What a fabulous summer quilt for you and your kids to enjoy! The red yellow and blue colors are perfect for the relaxing summer days.

Pat said...

That quilt is so nostalgic. I could really adopt that one and make it one of mine! Great quilt and I'm sure it'll get lots of use.

wishes, true and kind said...

Very sweet quilt! I like the term, "beach size". I have never lived at the coast, but grew up going to the Oregon coast most weekends and still have a beach home today.

Chris said...

I love it. Brings back memories of the beach....

Cynthia said...

Those fabrics are so great and I love how you put them together! I also really like the wave meander you used to quilt it...so cute!

Rachel said...

This is so sweet! Exactly how I wish I could spend my summer...

MARIKA said...

very beautiful quilt work!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your quilt is so wonderful. I love the vintage beach fabric. This quilt would be perfect in a beach cottage.

Lonci said...

Fabulous quilt:)

SarahB said...

Beautiful beach quilt! Love the pieced waves at the top!

Denise said...

Such a fun quilt!

Kim said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the adorable little children.

Aunt Spicy said...

Adorable, what an adorable quilt! You did a great job!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love love love your quilt! Thanks for visiting me and commenting too!

Leslie said...

this is so cute!! great quilt

SewCalGal said...

Very cute. Love your design, your fabrics and your colors. This is a beautiful quilt and you did a fantastic job. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen said...

That is a lovely quilt. Reminds me of summer.

Eileen said...

very nice--love the composition, the fabrics, the colors and the story!!

creativedawn said...

Michele,
That is a wonderful quilt...love the beach setting!!!

hugz, Pam

quiltmom said...

What a great summer beach quilt- I love all the children and symbols of the sea. My husband grew up in Newfoundland and misses the ocean here on the prairies.
Thanks for sharing- Isn't the festival grand?
Regards from Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

QuiltSue said...

That's a lovely happy, summery quilt.
I hope you get loads of new customers too. Sorry, I won't be one of them as 1) I live in the UK and 2) I have my own LA set up.