Monday, May 20, 2013

Kiwi's Vintage Sheet Baby Quilt {Blogger's Quilt Festival}

It almost doesn't seem fair.  I've decided to enter Kiwi's quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival (yes - for a prize), and I didn't even make the blocks myself.* 

This quilt came together over a great period of time.  I got a bunch of beautiful blocks that I commissioned from my Bee Mates (I gotta get back into Bee Vintage again on the next go round . . . it was just too much fun and I've missed it) . . . and then there was a hiatus as I waited for the last few to trickle in.  As I recall, someone offered to angel the last few blocks for me.  I sat on them for over a year, stuck on my next move.

Then one day the design wall came down and this sweet quilt was born:

Kiwi's Vintage Sheet Baby Quilt

Initially, I brought the quilt upstairs to use on Kiwi's bed, but that little stinker still makes her way into mom and dad's bed every night somehow so it wasn't getting used as much as I would have liked.  In the end, I brought it downstairs to the living room where it now lives out in the open and is enjoyed every single day.
Quilting Detail
Quilting Detail

I'm so thankful that even though I don't belong to a local quilting guild or have friends close by that are into this stuff, through blogging and Flickr-ing I was able to find a quilting bee . . . with fellow lovers of vintage sheets at that!

If you want to see some closer shots of all of the blocks check out my Bee Vintage Flickr set here or read all of the posts I did related to it here.  Just for fun, here is a sample of the blocks I made for the other ladies in the Bee:
1. Starburst Block #2, 2. Starburst Block #1, 3. Mod Mosaic Vintage Sheet Block, 4. Quilter's Grid Block, 5. Let Them Eat Cake - for Jenny, 6. Not available, 7. 9 Patch #1 - For Tammie, 8. 9 Patch #2 - for Tammie

I'm excited to be part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival for the first time!  For all of you who are here for the first time, thanks for coming and checking out my quilt.  Voting is open from May 24th through the 30th.  We're up against some incredible competition, but it's all for fun anyway.  If you feel so inclined you may vote here starting on the 24th.

* No worries . . . the category I entered this quilt in is specifically for Group/Bee quilts.  You can find all of the entrants in my category right here.

Quilt Stats
Name: Kiwi's Vintage Sheet Baby Quilt
Block Design: You Are Here by Happy Zombie aka Monica Solario-Snow
Blocks made by the lovely ladies of Bee Vintage
Sashing/Backing/Binding/Block Design Choosing/Quilting done by me  ;)
Fabrics (except the sashing) are all vintage sheets
Batting: Warm and White


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Feeling Summer-y

I played around with some fabrics the other day so that I could enter a little giveaway sponsored by Sew Fresh Fabrics.  The theme was summer and this is the mosaic I came up with.  The one I showcased in the biggest box became the palette inspiration, and it just took off from there:

Sew Fresh Fabrics Summer Collage
Clockwise from Top Left:  1) Urban Garden from Mecca for Moderns  2)   Spare Change in Vintage from Odds and Ends  3)   Big Sur from Camp Sur  4)   Dandelion in Orange from Flying Free  5)   Tickets in Parchment from 2wenty Thr3e      6)   Racoon Acacia from Scamper  7)   Cross Country from Next Stop  8)   Bloomsbury in Aqua from Summersville Spring  9)   Camper Rally from Camp Sur  10)   Ni-Co Bikes in Pink  11)   Captured from Next Stop  12)  Sunburst in Orange from Scamper

If you want a chance to win a 12 Fat Quarter bundle of your choice, submit your own mosaic of 12 fabrics with a "summer" theme to Sew Fresh Fabrics Flickr group by the end of May. 

P.S.  I am not getting any spiff or extra entry for mentioning this to you.  This post is a combination of "It's been awhile since I blogged" and "whenever I play with fabrics I want to share it with you".  Plus, if I don't win I have to admit I'd feel kind of awesome if one of my readers did.  Good luck, everyone!  Hope you're having a great week.  :)

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