Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival: Edie's Quilt

So I just recently quilted and bound one of my UFQ and was so happy with how it came out that I thought I would enter it in this year's Bloggers Quilt Festival being run over at Amy's Creative Side. There are some amazingly talented people out there quilting and blogging so why not get inspired and have a look at what they are up to with their quilts. My 'bee' buddies Jess from The Elven Garden and Lucy over at Charm About You inspired me to enter as they entered after not too long on the blogging/quilting scene.. So I thought, why not? Check out their scrumptious quilts #46 and #273!!

So here is my entry, called simply Edie's Quilt because I made it for my daughter and it is the first 'full size' I have made for her big girl's bed--

The fabrics are a collection of bright colours I had collected that were in my stash--I think they work really well together, don't you? I am not sure of designers because I was not so 'designer savvy' when I started quilting--I am a bit less clueless these days.. I do think the colours are perfect for my little lass as they are not too girly but girly enough, always a hard negotiation!

The pattern is a Quick Easy Version of a Log Cabin, using 4 1/2" strips, which I made with a friend of my mother-in-law's Chris Timmins. It was a simple quilt to make and fast project. I added two borders (1" and 5") and backed it with a cute 'candy apple' fabric I found at my local. The final yield was 58" x 70".

I quilted it myself with a simple diagonal cross hatch, which I think compliments the simplicity of the design and the patterns in the fabric. If you feel like voting for me in the festival then pop over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and give me your tick of approval, I am lucky #400.

Blessings to all


  1. Lovely quilt! The colors and the floral are perfect!

  2. This is a beautiful quilt. Great pattern!

  3. Pretty fabrics and a good design to showcase them!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn

  4. So pretty!! I agree not too girly but all the fabrics are beautiful! I adore that border fabric!
    Glad you joined in :)

  5. I decided to start with quilt #400...and that's you! I just love all the creativity out there! Your quilt is very sweet! Nice job putting fabrics together, I agree they go together well. I chuckled when you said you did not have "designer envy"!

  6. Lovely quilt, just puts a smile on my facing looking at it. Full of fun and flirty colors.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  7. This is a happy quilt! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  8. This is beautiful! I think those fabrics are a great choice because they are lovely for any age so she'll never grow out of it :)