pds_lit (pds_lit) wrote,

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.

Oh! If you are a lending member of Kiva.org there is a lending group there called Quilters International. Go join it!

Change the world one loan at a time – visit http://www.Kiva.org to find out how
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