October 31, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I love looking through the pictures each time the festival is presented.   It's full of very inspiring photos.   Go to Amy's Creative Side and take a look.  Click the festival button below to see all the great quilts!


My entry is the beautiful Eventide I finished in April of this year.  The pattern is one from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., and her version was so pretty, I had to copy it using the 3 Sisters collection Luna Notte.   I made this quilt as part of a sew along sponsored by Thelma of Cupcakes 'n Daisies.   Having the sew along really helped to motivate me and keep me on task to finish this quilt by the deadline.  (I'm so bad at deadlines!)

After I finished, I passed it off to my awesome long arm quilter, Jenny at Jenny's Doodling Needle.  Jenny did a fabulous job with the quilting and now my binding is on and I'm loving this quilt even more.




October 9, 2011

My Chocolate Truffle

I recently had the pleasure of attending a small quilt retreat with some friends.  We had a wonderful time sharing tips, inspiration, good food and many laughs.

I was able to finish blocks for 3 quilts while I was there.  Here is the first one I put together when I returned home.  I used the Thimbleblossoms pattern Red Velvet, and the stone fabrics from Fa La La and La Petit Ecole for the centers, a dark brown for the star points, and background fabrics from almost every French General collection.

I can't call this Red Velvet, so how about Chocolate Truffle?  I still need to decide on an outer border, but I love how elegant and understated this quilt looks using a very limited color palette.

I almost never make the same pattern twice, but this one is an exception - it's super easy to make and a great retreat  project (I made the first version while on retreat, too!)