Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2012

An old friend, a part of the family, a cherished piece of the whole. That is what this quilt has become in my family. Made with no batting*, pieced with love, this quilt was made awhile ago and never properly introduced. * Earlier I wrote that this quilt had no batting but was rereading an original post and realized it does actually have a thin layer of batting. Whoops.
And so....
I introduce this quilt, unnamed, but so very loved. So many purposes, so many roles. 
And so many favorite fabrics in there. Underwater Sisters, Amy Butler prints, an old feedsack, other Heather Ross prints. (Heather if you are reading please reprint our beloved Mendocino...please. I beg of you.) 
This quilt is monstrous in size. I compensated by justifying no batting (its a coverlet) and shoved this baby in my machine with force, choice words, rolled, smashed, sweat beading on my forehead...for days.
This is what a quilt becomes, a place for chubby, silky baby thighs to rest, a comfortable place for tears to soak in, the passing tides of time, graduations, moving homes, births.
A part of the family.

Amy's Creative Side


63 comments:

  1. What a great quilt, and what a great story. Quilts are meant to be loved :)

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  2. What a great quilt!! Yes the memories they hold over the years are what makes them so precious.

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  3. Oh yes - a part of the family. Thanks for sharing this quilt - and I guess it HAS a title? "The quilt" - for your family it's probably just this. Which is a title of honor, and a beautiful quilt it is!

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  4. Beautiful post. That's what it's all about. Enjoy the festival : )

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  5. I love the 9 patches made of 9 patches! Simple, but definitely beautiful!

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  6. Just what a quilt should be! It's a beauty.

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  7. There are so many interesting prints in that quilt, and I love the colors. So beautiful!!

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  8. beautiful love it with the tire swing
    Ann

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  9. I love it! An old friend..that is what a quilt should be!

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  10. A fantastic quilt whose description made me smile and then brought a tear to my eye. It truly has a place of honor.

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  11. that is such a beautiful quilt!

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  12. You can't go wrong with a 9-patch and treasured fabrics. Makes for the perfect quilt to add to the family tree! :)

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  13. I love the earthy, warm colors!

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  14. Beautiful! And I'm happy to know it won't be stuck in a cupboard for years on end. The colours are perfect.

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  15. What a treasure...beautiful quilt!!

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  16. LOVE the quilt and the story! Gave me a great idea for an "I-spy" type quilt using fabric from long ago! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love your fabric colors, and your picture with a tire swing.

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  18. wonderful quilt and wonderful story. love the big squares showing off treasured fabrics. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  19. It's lovely! I am intrigued by the no batting. May have to try that, sometime...
    ; )

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  20. A lovely quilt and I love how quilts become "part of the family." Just beautiful.

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  21. I love modern twists on traditional patterns!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  22. ohmigosh! I almost cried reading this! SO sweet! Tire swing and baby thighs! AWWW!

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  23. So much to see. Well done!

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  24. Oh my, that quilt has found its home! Very lovely.

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  25. Wonderful quilt and great story. Especially love your combination of fabrics

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  26. The story is as beautiful as the quilt.

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  27. What a beautiful quilt and blog entry! This is what quilts are all about: family!

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  28. What a great quilt! Hee, I'd love it if Heather Ross reprinted her lines, too. :>

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  29. Gorgeous quilt and sweet story! The fabrics are gorgeous together and I love spotting all the different prints!

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  30. I love your quilt made with a lot of hard working toil. You have mastered it beautifully.

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  31. This is just beautiful, a true labour of love! And the pops of dark orange are gorgeous :)

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  32. Wonderful quilt and sentiments! Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Amazing. So many gorgeous fabrics and so many memories.

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  34. great quilt! lovely story too!

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  35. Fantastic! Lovely story and so true!

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  36. Look at all hte great little goodies in there! I love this!

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  37. I love the quilt and I love your post - you say it so very well!!

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  38. I love your story that goes with your beautiful quilt. Quilts were made to be loved, and be a part of the family. This is so sweet.

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  39. Your quilt is lovely. And I think it's a very lucky quilt to be part of a loving family
    ; ) Enjoyed reading your post a lot!

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  40. Well I`m glad you did introduce it - it`s lovely!!

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  41. The story are what makes this quilt even more beautiful.

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  42. I say if you can't use a quilt, why make it? Your quilt is the perfect quilt, used and loved!

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  43. It's funny how our quilts become such a part of us. They receive so much of our love, sweat and tears. This turned out beautifully, well done! Smiles~Beth

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  44. I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  45. Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Cool, a part of the family. I like that.

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  48. Loved quilts are the BEST QUILTS! Beautiful!

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  49. Your quilt is beautiful, I keep going back and seeing more in it and the colors are so perfect. Thank you.

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  50. What a Beautiful Quilt! And I love how you introduced it, very sweet. - April @Little Mama Hen

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  51. Such great fabrics you used. I know you'll enjoy it for many years!

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  52. Such an emotive post. Congrats on a beautiful quilt!

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  53. I love your story and prose, and the same fabrics are being hoarded by me! Thanks for the inspiration to use them!

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  54. What a fabulous quilt, and such beautiful soft colours.

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  55. Every time I read an account of quilting way too big of a quilt on a tiny home machine I FULLY sympathize. :) Beautiful.

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