May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I thought that I would share this quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I made this quilt for my granddaughter, and you can read her name right there in the middle! The lettering is free-pieced. I learned how to do this lettering from Tonya Ricucci, and I recommend her book Word Play Quilts. You will notice the liberated Shoo Fly blocks. Gwen Marston's book Liberated Quiltmaking II has directions for those. I have three young granddaughters. I thought that they would like to have colorful quilts for their beds with their names on them. I know that they followed the sewing process by reading my blog posts. When their aunt came to their house with three bags, she said, "Grandma sent three bags with a quilt in each one, but she didn't label the bags, so I don't know who each bag is for!" But the kids said, "Don't worry, Auntie, we'll find out right away!" Now the Blogger's Quilt Festival is at this link: http://amyscreativeside.com/

21 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Still love this quilt. Great one to show off for a virtual quilt show!!

Kristie said...

I am sure they loved their quilts! A great keepsake from Grandma :-)

Linda said...

I love the lettering! I must get that book. Great job, the girls must love them.

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful quilt!!! And I love the story that goes with it -- so great that the grandkids follow your blog.

stitchinpenny said...

What lucky granddaughters!. I love the quilts. I haven't been liberated enough to try the letters yet, but you did a great job.

Carol said...

What a fun idea. I know they loved them.

Sara said...

My favorite is the liberated blocks:) TY for sharing:)

Eileen said...

Darling! Fun bright quilt. I have a girlie girl (granddaughter) also named Sabrina. Have made what I call comfy quilts for all my grandchildren and they have their names but not as prominently as yours which is such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Laurel H. said...

Love the quilt, and the story of the grands reading your blog and sorting out the gifts is precious!

Debbie said...

Adorable quilt, Rosalyn! I've read about that Word Play book. Looks like I have to add it to my to buy list now. :)

Clare said...

Gorgeous quilt. Really colourful.

Karen said...

I can imagine a little girl loving this quilt. It looks great!

Sabine said...

I love word quilts! And it is a neat idea to surround a word with other blocks. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Fun story and a cute quilt!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I really like this quilt. So bright~! And I am glad to know about the book: "Word Play Quilts." I have a quilt coming up that I was wondering about putting a name on. Great to know.

MN2NM said...

Word Play is on my to-buy list! I'm really interested in learning to incorporate letters into my quilts. This is fantastic!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

I love this, especially the colours - just gorgeous

Janet said...

smart kids! Your quilt is bright and cheerful, perfect for your granddaughter I'll bet.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Aww, it's so fun and it's great they follow the process on the blog!

Hollie said...

Lovely bright colors so perfect for a little girl!

Mrs A said...

i love the bright colours, i bet they love them too! Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comment!