Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival


The Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival has arrived.  I have enjoyed looking at others picks, this year I thought I would also put in an entry.  I can sit for hours and look at blogs.  Some of the entries in the past are now blogs that I follow.   It is certainly not a quilt show that can be looked at in 1 day.


The quilt that I chose for the Blogger Spring Quilt Festival is the only quilt that I have actually finished this year.  It is unnamed.  Have a name idea.  Leave me a comment.  I made it from "Wedgeworks II 3-D Mariners Compass".  I had hoped to teach the class at the local quilt shop.  I chose a bad day and had no one sign up.  The piece is still hanging in the shop.  The design was ready, the fabric was purchased.  I just needed to find time to get the sewing done.  I took everything to the sewing retreat in February.  It is amazing how little fabric you can actually have left over.  I was not leaving retreat to purchase more fabric.  I did buy the green & blue batik off a fellow quilter.   The binding is two sided because I did not have enough fabric for regular binding.  The backing fabric I brought was not big enough.  I found something big enough in stash fabric for another project.  The outer small navy sashing is different from the sashing around the blocks (it isn't noticeable) because I didn't have enough yardage again. I finished quilting it the Monday after retreat.  Then no one signed up for the class.  I will try to teach again in a few months when life slows back down.  (After the kids go back to school.)  I will be turning the wall hanging on its side and hanging it in my sew room over my cutting counter.  It will have an inset light over each compass.  It may require some redecorating of the remaining sew room.  It think that after almost 10 years, it might be do for an update.

Enjoy the quilt show.  Stop by and see Amy that organizes the show.

19 comments:

  1. Very nice!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful!
    Sometimes I think naming a quilt is the hardest part.

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  3. Isn't it funny how each of us gets caught up in a particular design/pattern? As I looked at this beautiful compass quilt, I was reminded of your "King" quilt and its gorgeous compass design. You are so good at those, and I don't even have the nerve to try one! That blue/green background is perfect too! Great job! ---"Love"

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  4. This is such a striking design and your adaptations to accommodate fabric shortages are inspiring. Ann :-)

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  5. Oh, I really like that! So pretty!

    Liri

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  6. This quilt makes me think of a guiding star at sea. I think it is the setting fabric that brings the sea to mind. Beautiful

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  7. I love the look of Mariner's Compass blocks! I hope lots of people sign up for your class next time!

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  8. The quilt looks great;) As for the class, just remember that people don't have as much money to spend right now...so it's nothing about you;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  9. It is a beauty, if mine I would name it 'guiding compass in the troubled sea' just because the compass' are so vivid and the backgroud fabric reminds of a troubled sea. But no matter how you look at it is a beaty.

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  10. Very nice! I enjoyed reading your comment about not leaving the retreat and making do with what you had on hand. If you're anything like me, you probably had lots of fabrics on hand. I tend to bring way to much to a weekend retreats.

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  11. Beautiful quilt. I love it. Inspirational. You did a fantastic job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  12. Just lovely. Love mariners compass. Great points.

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  13. Nice quilt and good story to go with it.......quilters will persevere !

    Hey, there's your name !

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  14. nice--great colors and so nicely laid out

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  15. It's gorgeous. I know it's compasses, but I also see it as stars, so I thought of Sea Stars as a name.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Mariner's Compass is one of my favorites.

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