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Quilt Festival – Spring 2009

Amy is hosting an online quilt festival on her blog http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/quilt-festival-spring-2009.html
Select your favourite quilt and post it on you blog, and tell the quilt’s story.

Well, I have three favourite quilts from the past year so I am going to post them all here. Each of these quilts was machine quilted for me by my friend Cheryl Winslow.

Whirling Dervish made for my niece who lives in Istanbul Turkey.

I had made a small quilt for my brother-in-law's dog and while my niece was home for a visit she saw it and I got the definite hint that she wanted a quilt too.

I had a collection of bright homespun fat quarters knocking around in my fabric stash and I sent her a scan of the fabrics and asked which colorway she liked best. After receiving her answer I decided to try and use them all in a pin wheel quilt.

The first single block and four blocks


The finished quilt top before quilting


The quilt after arriving in Turkey and a close up of the quilting


This was a fun and easy quilt to make and as it turns out it was aptly named since her bloke was learning to whirl dervish style.

The second quilt was made for a new life that came into this world last year and is a variation of a Chinese Coin which I believe I saw showcased on an old Fons & Porter TV program.




The third quilt was made for my mom and is named A Bed of Roses. Not my usual color picks, for if you haven’t guessed it by looking at the first two, I am drawn to the bright colors in life. It is a variation of the log cabin block.

Just back from Cheryl after quilting sans binding and the back of the quilt


I hope you have enjoyed looking into a bit of what I quilted over the past year. I have enjoyed looking at all of yours.

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
queenmabwords
Apr. 21st, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
You do great work!

pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! Go take a look at some of the other gals work. There are some lovely quilts up there.
ellenscult
Apr. 21st, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
Wow, those are beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing your photos.

Have a great day!
pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
Thanks E !
trillian_stars
Apr. 21st, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
These are soooo beautiful! I particularly love the Bed of Roses one. Just stunning!
pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks Trillian!
urban_quilter
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Wow! Love your use of colour, and it's so unexpected in the Chinese Coin quilt - every one I've seen has been white background - love the change of pace! :)
pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
jennifleur
Apr. 21st, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh lovely quilts! I don't think I saw the first two - they're so fun! Have you seen the pattern Twisted Sister? I think you might like it. =D
pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Twisted Sister the rock group? I didn't know that they had mellowed out and got into quilting. LOL!
jennifleur
Apr. 21st, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
You silly goose! Not the rock band. lol The quilt pattern!

pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
I knew that would make you laugh. Yes, I've seen the pattern, LOL!
artykat
Apr. 21st, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
You know I love your quilts... the first two are favorites of mine that you have done. You are very talented!
pds_lit
Apr. 21st, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you K! I could not pick just one fav over the last year, so I cheated a bit by putting up the three.
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