Friday, April 17, 2009

Online Quilt Festival!

Through Clare's blog I found out about this cool online event organized by Park City Girl. I hope you'll join, too!

It was really hard to decide on a favorite to share, but this is what I settled on. It snowed here yesterday - a shock to my system after the 20+C weather I had the past two weeks - so I thought this quilt was the burst of color I needed this morning! I made this for high school friends' baby in Hong Kong back in the summer of 2007. Here's the original post from when I finished it and here is a little tutorial about how I put it together. Baby Bird is waiting for a baby brother or sister now! Better get started on the next one!

I'm looking forward to surfing around later to see the other quilts!

67 comments:

Clare said...

I remember this - lovely colours.

Andi said...

Beautiful colours.
So warm and comforting.
Andi :-)

Bunny said...

Lovely! So bright ans sunny.

rachel griffith said...

love the colors.
cute.

StegArt said...

Lovely! It has great color and movement.

amylouwho said...

Bright and sunny! Perfect for warming up a winter day (even if it is spring!).

Anina said...

It's rainy and miserable here so thanks for warming up the day with this pretty quilt.

Mary-Kay C. said...

That's a very sunny looking quilt. I love that pattern.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful baby quilt! I love all the movement and the colors are nice and cheery :)

Doris said...

So sweet. I bet it's new owner just loves it!

Heather said...

Wonderful choice of colours. Love the chick fabric.

Serena said...

This is such an inviting quilt. Very beautiful! Great Work!

Janet Brady said...

I love the color combination on this quilt and I would never have put these together myself. Thanks for reminding me that I need to break out of my matchy matchy color sense in my quilting and take a risk once in a while. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

Shannon said...

We've got snow here today and supposedly through the weekend. I just got the call that my kids are being released early. Hard to believe it's 4/17, but these spring storms are the worst.

Love your quilt!

Sue B said...

wow this quilt just vibrates with color!

Dionne said...

What wonderful bright sunny colors! Perfect for a rainy day like what I'm having today in WA!
Cheers,
Dionne

Zonnah said...

What great colors! I love it :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful! I love the color combination. Maybe the next one will be blue?

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely colors to brighten your not so springy day.

shellysquilts said...

Love your color palette. Makes for an interesting quilt. Well done!

Melody said...

Love you color combination. Great baby quilt.

melissa s. said...

this is lovely. love the colors!

Kerri said...

what a pretty quilt!! love the design!!

Kritta22 said...

I love the red!

great job!

Kim said...

Yes, quilts are for more than covering up with...my grandma made a baby quilt for my son and we hauled that everywhere to put down so he'd have something 'safe' to play on. To friends, to the park, to church...

The colors are lovely. I love happy baby quilts!

Robin said...

What a perfect baby quilt! I love the little chick fabric. Thanks for sharing it! :)

Maggie said...

Lucky baby. The colour combinations are fabulous.

stitchinpenny said...

Baby quilts are all I make and I love yours.

Carol E. said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I'm glad you shared it. Hey, you should visit my blog and scroll down to my post, "what Easter means to me." I have a photo of baby hedgehogs at the end of that post.

karenfae said...

love this one - really like the colors.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

ivyarts said...

I love the chicks and the colors. Lovely.

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Marit said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial, too. I espesially love how the red senter stripe is different i size. I am working on two string quilts with a restricted colorpalette right now. Come on over and have a look... These string quilts are fun to make, and I love the twist you made on the blocks!!!
; )

Natasha said...

Love the quilt. The red really jump out at you. I am off now to check out your tutorial.

nicolette said...

Lovely, happy quilt! Thanks for sharing and the tutorial!

scrappy quilter said...

Great quilt with wonderful color.

Mary said...

Thank you for posting the link for the tutorial! I printed it out to use soon! The colors are wonderful.

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors you used, very warm looking. Great Quilt.

Pamela said...

Great happy colors, and I love the way you put these together. I have some string blocks that I was looking for a different way to use, and I think this will work great!

Quilt Rat said...

Isn't this festival wonderful, I am enjoying seeing everyone's quilts and reading the stories that go with them.......most excellent!

Ariane said...

Beautiful Quilt. I just love it.

Tami said...

Great quilt. I really like the little strips of the chicks fabric .... very cute. :-)

Andrea said...

This is such a fabulous quilt! :) The colors and pattern are really striking. Thank you for sharing it.

Quilt Pixie said...

I love the rhythm and predictability of the pattern, with all the variety built in! It works so very well..

Mary said...

This is one of my favorites!

June Calender said...

Wonderfully cheery quilt! Good choice.

Aunt Spicy said...

I can see how it was hard to decide, but it really is fn and cheery!

Mimi said...

Great quilt!!! Love the colors and the "fun-ness" of it.

Thank you for sharing.

Hugs

Oddbjørg said...

This Quilt Festival is great; so many new blogs to visit and so many quilts to see.
Your baby quilt is lovely!

Mandy said...

I love the fun colours of this one. As you say, it is nice and bright. Cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

Annika said...

Lovely!

Sara said...

Very lovely.

whoopdedoo_5 said...

these colors are sooo awesome! you did a great job with all of it! amazing!

Amy said...

This is just lovely.

crystal said...

This quilt is so spunky! Love it!

Christa Irell said...

Such nice work- and I especially love the red!

Janie said...

awesome

Janie

meggie said...

This has a very vibrant & warm energy! I am sure it is loved!
Thanks for sharing.

bimbi said...

nice colors - i love it ! :)

belinda said...

Oh Yes...I like this one...design and the colors....thanks for the tutorial!!

Polly said...

I love the colors you chose! Very graphic and dynamic! Polly :-)

Rhonda said...

This quilt is stunning. I love the colors and of course, the design!!!

Notjustnat said...

Happy quilt for baby. Love the red, pink and gold combinations - notjustnat

Martys Fiber Musings said...

I'm just now catching up to the quilt gallery...love yours.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

What a great quilt. My group just had a challenge to do an interpretation of a strata quilt very similar to this. It's amazing to see how different they all look. You can see a number of them on our blog: http://sistersincloth.blogspot.com/

They are shown in the "Gallery of Quilts." Let me know what you think.

yarnahoy said...

Beautiful colors & pattern. Very artistic.

Anonymous said...

Love the nice bright colours, I'm sure the baby will cherish this quilt for years.
They will always be able to feel the warnth and love the is obvious to those who view it .
Thanks for the opportunity
Nina