Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

The Bloggers Quilt Festival is being hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  To see all the wonderful quilts that have been entered click here -- I couldn't figure out how to get the button to work. :(

I saw the last day appeal today and couldn't resist entering.  I wish I had newly finished quilt to enter but I don't.

Here is the quilt I am entering.  It was made for a colleague.   Every time I brought in a quilt I had made for someone else, he oohed and aahed over it.  He said he wanted one.  So I made him one.  It isn't perfect, but I'm happy with it.  I think he was too.





What I learned from this quilt is that when piecing backs I need to be just as precise as the front.  this is the first, and so far the only quilt, I made with a pieced back.





10 comments:

stitchinpenny said...

Such a fantastic quilt. I love both sides.

Shay said...

I love this quilt Thea (and not just because we were both making quilt from the same fabric at the same time)

I love the linky look of the front and the pieced back looks terrific too! Those borders are perfect to pull it all together. Fabulous quilt.

Fabric Warrior said...

It looks great. I love your fabric choice! : )

Katie said...

very pretty. I'm going to do some sewing tomorrow (if my flight actually leave Boston ;o)

Kirsten N said...

Great fabrics and I love these blocks.

Sara said...

I like to make the pieceing for my backs a lot less rigid, sometimes bordering on the crazy. That way when things don't match, you can say that the back is where you experiment with new techniques and ideas, and that it's meant to be that way.

Marg said...

I love both sides of this quilt Thea. It's a great masculine quilt.

Anne Ida said...

Beautiful! Love the colours you picked! And that pieced backing is just perfect for this quilt!

Debbie said...

LOVE your quilt! I made one from this pattern too - fun pattern to put together!

Elizabeth said...

That is such a pretty, er, I mean masculine and manly quilt. I love the colors and fabrics and the quilting is very nice. Beautiful job and I hope your coworker appreciated it.

xo -E