Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Online Quilt Festival Spring 2009

If you are at all into quilting, you have no doubt seen other blogs that are participating in Amy@Park City Girl's online quilt show. When I first saw news of it, there were about 40 participants. Later in the afternoon, when I had time to sit and go through all the entries, there were about 160. Now there are over 400! I love being able to click through to all the beautiful inspiration, especially now that I have deleted most of the quilting blogs from my Google Reader feed.
This morning I decided to join the fun, so here is my entry: My HB quilt.


This quilt got me excited about using more white in my quilts. Up to this point, I had a different style of quilt that I made. Maybe I spent one too many gloomy days in Indiana, and needed the lift that white can give you!


My mother did the machine quilting for me. I even let her use a pattern that has hearts! (generally a no-no for anything I make!)


I really love this quilt! I love the colors and fabrics (Heather Bailey's Freshcut). I loved that I didn't have to think, and mix and match different fabrics. I just bought a charm pack of fabrics, and started sewing! I love that it is light and airy, and best of all, I love that it is completed. Bound, washed, and soft and cozy. It got lots of use this past winter!


24 comments:

Carol said...

Very pretty colors. Like the simplicity of the layout.

Angela said...

I like the effect the white gives. I have never used much white in a quilt, but I'm starting to change my mind about that. Nice job.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your quilt! Heather Bailey's fabrics are so beautiful. I really like the white sashings. Thanks for sharing about it.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

What a simple, yet beautiful, way to use those charm blocks. They don't get lost in an overall design, but rather make up a very pretty quilt. Good job.

stephanie said...

very pretty, ginger. i love the white. it makes the colors pop.

The Queen said...

that is so pretty. it looks like a wall of windows with colorful flowers visible on the other side. I LOVE white quilts!

Zonnah said...

Good job lining it all up! It's beautiful :)

Serena said...

Very nice....I love white in quilts...so classic and timeless...great work!

faith said...

it is a beautiful quilt and turned out very nicely. i'm not much of a heart person either, but the quilting is beautiful.

Quilt Rat said...

Terrific quilt, I love the colour contrasted with that wonderful bright white, great job!

SewAmy said...

omg, that is beautiful.

Bethany said...

It's beautiful! It reminds me of another quilt your mom quilted and put up on her blog, and that one was probably my favorite of the ones she done. It was my inspiration for the fabrics I bought to make Gracie a quilt. I'm not quite sure when that will get done, but when it does, it will be very similar -- beautiful fabric squares in a lot of white/creamy white.

I love it!

scrappy quilter said...

I too love the effect of that the white gives. Beautiful quilt.

Diva Quilts said...

thanks for your lovely comment! Yours is fresh and pretty. Like you, I'm thinking about venturing into a "white" quilt - I can already see it in my head. :)

Thimbleanna said...

I love that quilt Ginger -- so fresh and springy! I have yet to make the white quilt jump -- but it's on my to-do list!

Allie said...

I love this! I've done a few like this myself, they're fast and easy with the charm packs and they're very visually pleasing. Very spring/summer-ish!

Angela said...

Ginger, That quilt is just Beautiful. I love how simple and stunning it is. Your so talented. Your mom did a great job on the quilting. Thinking of you..

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

stitchinpenny said...

the fabris are bright and bold enough to be highlighted by the white. Love it.

Carla said...

I really like that quilt... especially the heart quilting. :)
The colors are much brighter in color than the photo shows, and look good in contrast with the white fabric.

Diva Quilts said...

Still going through the festival entries :) (Better late than never!)

Your quilt is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it. :)

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful! I love Heather Bailey's freshcut too.

Sally DeFord said...

I love this quilt. Great colors and pattern. It also looks huge.

Marie' said...

Nice! The squares really highlight each fabric.