October 10, 2009

Quilt Festival

Initially I wasn't going to participate in the Quilt Festival Amy at Park City Girl is hosting. I figured I haven't been quilting all that long, therefore I haven't many quilts under my belt. And then I decided, the hell with it. So here goes...

I think my favourite quilt I've done to date has to be the initial Stars Align Quilt. It was my first attempt at anything wonky and even though not much wonk was achieved (I struggle with things not being symmetrical), it was a freeing experience.

Plus the quilt has some of my favourite fabrics by some of my favourite designers... Heather Bailey, Amy Butler and Tina Givens.


I stippled this one instead of doing straight lines like I'd initially planned on. And I'm so glad because I really think the crinkling adds just to its charm.

I'm utterly in love with the binding on this quilt. I have a strange love for binding, and it's possibly my favourite bit about making a quilt. I don't know if it's about the actual binding, or it's because it means the quilt's almost done!

Anyway do pop over to Amy's blog and check out the other Quilt Festival entries. Remember to come up for air once in a while... there are some amazing quilts out there :) Thanks Amy, for hosting!!

35 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Lovely quilt to showcase fabric stars. I love your colors and quilting too - Hugs Natima

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a beautiful quilt - I love the soft colours. I agree with the crinkly effect of quilting - I love it!

nicolette said...

I have a thing for star quilts. Love yours very much!

Me aka Supermom said...

The quilt is I love the fabrics in this one! And we've all been a beginner once, so it's great to embrace that! Happy sewing.
margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Anne said...

It is a really pretty quilt and I know what you mean about the binding!

Goddess in Progress said...

I'm with you on the odd love for binding. :-) I am not a huge fan of hand-sewing as a general rule, but I love stitching down that binding and watching the quilt finish, an inch at a time. So satisfying!

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Kaye Prince said...

Beautiful Audrie! I'm actually participating in the Festival too. I only have two quilts under my belt so far (so I showed both) and I am in awe of the beauty of your work, even if you say you haven't been quilting long.

Greg said...

Nice quilt. For a relatively new quilter, you do very nice work, or take great pictures. I'm leaning toward BOTH! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Jodie said...

I am not a quilter by any means having only made two - but the binding is my favourite as well..

sewtakeahike said...

it's awesome!! you're too funny about the wonky part! I struggle with things that are too perfect, so I TRY to make them off. I'm a little weird that way. I love that freshcut binding too. Very nicely done!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Audrie, this quilt is lovely! Binding is not one of my favorites, I do love the fabric you have chosen for this quilt though, a great choice!

Rita

Robin said...

Ooooo... so pretty! I totally agree with your assessment too-- the crinkly goodness is just awesome. You did a beautiful job!

tooznie said...

I have the same love for binding because it's the final step from project to finished piece. What a beautiful way to showcase the fabrics you love.

AnnieO said...

I don't see much wonkiness but am probably distracted by the beautiful soft colors and fun binding! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Leila said...

It is beautiful! I love the fabric and am a total sucker for stars. Wonderful.

Jan said...

I love your quilt. I'm a fan of "wonkiness", but yours is wonderful.

wishes, true and kind said...

Tina, Heather, and Amy -- what could be better? Great quilt, and I love the binding, too :).

Camille said...

Oh yum! It's lovely!

Rebekah said...

This quilt is really beautiful! I love the fabrics and I think it's a great choice for the quilt festival :)

angela said...

I love stars! That's a great way to show off those fabrics.

Katie B. said...

I'm glad you decided to join the festival! I love your quilt. The fabrics are beautiful.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt and I love your choice of fabrics plus the quilting. I'm glad you decided to join in on the quilt festival!

Aimee said...

The quilt is so soft-looking and pretty. And I have to agree about the binding-- it's my favorite part, too!

Vicki said...

It's beautiful, Audrie!

A "cheery" disposition said...

so pretty... i love the 2nd one!

Cami said...

Wow, I love this quilt! Great fabrics, great pattern, great quilting...just perfect!

Sunflower Design said...

Beautiful workmanship. Obviously a natural at machine quiltling!! I envy you that :-)
Marcy

Karin said...

I like your soft pretty stars. Everything pulls together really well and looks so professional. Did you use an off-white for the background? It also looks soft rather than stark.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow I really love this quilt. Love the fabrics and the colors. Great job!

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

SewCalGal said...

You are very talented. I love the colors, fabrics & designs. Love, love, love it.

Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

Lovely and soothing. I would love to cuddle up under that quilt! The binding is fab, I agree!

quiltmom said...

Audrie,
I love star quilts and yours is very pretty. The fabrics are soft and I love the meandering you did to quilt your piece together.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the rest of the show,
Anna

Brenda said...

Very nice quilt. I love the quilting on it.

Diane said...

Lovely quilt!

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