Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival - 2009



Amy at Park City Girl is hosting what I believe to be the 2nd annual Quilt Festival.

I haven't shown anyone on blogland this quilt. I do love it so. It won 3rd prize at the 2004 Muscat Quilt Exhibition. You can see my little award there.

I saw it in a magazine from Australia. I loved it so much. It is called 'A Ribbon Pathway' and is a pattern by Eleanor Burns, an AMERICAN!! I loved the route to school every morning in the winter here in Muscat as it is like Spring back home in St. Louis, MO. Everything is in bloom and the weather is gorgeous. It inspired me to make a quilt and when I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it. I ordered the fabrics online and had some already.

So, glad you stopped by and come back and have a look at what I am up to in my little part of the world.

edited: I decided that I did not like that the link was not any bigger than what is blogged so I went over to the wall and took some pics and am uploading them so you can see my lovely better!


It is morning here and still needed a light so the colors look more dim or duller than they really are. It really is a happy quilt!

Here is a close-up so you can see the quilting. I did like an echo flower in the white squares with the intention of this type of quilting (as was advised at the time) to take up some of the puffiness. I tend to make puffy quilts and it is not about the batting! I'm getting better though.

This is a view from one corner for you all to see that I used many bindings. That was FUN! and so that you could see my butterfly. All the fabs are floral except for one, a yellow one, it had bugs all over it. Very cute. I quilted frogs, inchworms, dragonflies, butterflies and ladybugs all over the edges.

There, I think I am happy with my additional edit of this post! Enjoy!!

21 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

Nice quilt. I just love Eleanor Burns. I have several of her books. I used the Log Cabin book when I first started to make quilts. She makes every thing so easy. She is amazing.

Zonnah said...

That is a beautiful pattern and you did a great job!

ROZ said...

Great quilt! love the colors! Another name for the pattern--Monkey Wrench

Kaye Prince said...

Beautiful, I just love what you did with this quilt!

Alia said...

Thanks Ladies! How exciting to see new people in my little nook!! I can't wait to have a cup of coffee or tea and continue looking through the festival! I will go into each of yours as well!

ROZ: Yes indeed it is the Monkey Wrench, on point!!

I wish I had a different picture so that you could zoom in and see the beautiful fabs. I'll go hunting!

Candied Fabrics said...

Nice! The scrappy binding is great!

Allie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt .greeting

lanakae said...

This quilt is very beautiful! I love the pattern!

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, fabric & classic design. You did fantastic job.

Thanks for sharing this quilt, and your story. And for participating in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Very pretty. The white stripes make it look like a modern version of a basket weave.

kathy said...

That's lovely! I love the way you can get such different results by changing the colors in a couple of different places!

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the quilt. So happy that you shared it with us. Have a great week.

Rene' said...

Beautiful quilt. Congratulations on your award. Love the name of your blog, by the way. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

this is a beautiful quilt

Alia said...

thank you so much ladies. i have never had so many comments on any of my posts and it is terribly exciting! please come back as i have posted two more finished projects recently!

ParisMaddy said...

Very cute binding and pattern and colours.

Michelle said...

I can see why you won an award. It is such a sweet quilt. I love all the fabrics you chose.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I love this pattern and the fabrics you used!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Your quilt is beautiful and so is your quilting!

sewpam63 said...

Such a sweet and FUN quilt! LOVE how you quilted it!!! I like your pieced binding too. Nice job. : ) Thanks for sharing!