Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2010

I love the Blogger’s Quilt Festival that Amy’s Creative Side puts together every 6 months or so. It not only gives me an opportunity to discover new blogs, but it is also inspiring to see the fabulous work others do. And sometimes a little daunting….I am constantly amazed by the workmanship I see. But, I learned a long time ago, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

 
I think this is the second quilt I ever machine quilted. It’s a free-motion meandering pattern done on a 20 year old Singer sewing machine on my dining room table. If you quilt, you know what that means. It’s all up to you. How fast you move and how much gas you give it determines how even your stitches are. So, since I can’t be perfect, I’ll settle for what I think is beautiful!

 

Sometime, somewhere, I saw a quilt similar to this one. I just loved the way it was laid out, so I made some calculations and it quickly became one of my favorite patterns to make. I call this quilt Polka-Dot Garden because it reminds of a well groomed herb garden laid out in plots. Each plot holding a different herb or flower.
If you are a quilter, do you name your quilts? How are you inspired to name them? I had an easier time naming my son than I’ve had naming some of my quilts!

 

11 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2010

  1. Shari,
    I don't like making the quilt sandwich and basting it for quilting. I can't do it without stretching it on a quilt frame. I try to save up a few quilt tops and baste several the same day, but boy does my back hurt when I'm done!

  2. I just love your fabric and your quilting looks awesome to me. I have been quilting for a little over 3 years now and I do name my quilts. I'm inspired usually by the person I'm making it for…some connection I have with them…it's hard to say. I actually like coming up with the names. Just keep trying… 😉

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