Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quilt Bloggers Festival

 

"Delectably Twisted"
Best Category: Two Color Quilt ... Blues and Browns

 
I am joining in the Blogger's Quilt Festival Fun!

Here is my quilt ... # 325
 
Best Category: Bed Quilt ... Oversized Queen ... 98" X 98"
Machine Pieced and Long Arm Quilted by Pat Broe
Pattern Source:  "Unexpected Twist" by Jess Smith
Custom Border:  "Delectable Mountains



This is my favorite quilt that I have made this year. I had sew much fun sewing and quilting and gifting it.  I made this quilt for my daughter.  The cat in the photo is her kitty, Butterfly, who was very helpful in making and inspecting this quilt.

Close up of Top

 
Butterfly inspected this quilt for comfort before I quilted it, too. ;)
 
Border and Quilting Detail
 
I love participating in the Mystery Quilt Weekends at The Quilt and Needle and sharing the fun in the forum threads and have made many quilts and many friends there over the last few years. Since I made this quilt as a gift for my daughter to take with her to her new apartment, when I saw that the spring mystery was to be a two color quilt I chose two colors that I believed she and her young man would both like, so I picked shades of blue and brown. 
 
Brown/Blue Mystery Quilt Fabrics
 
I bought all the fabrics for this quilt one trip to my favorite local quilt shop, Bits 'n' Pieces in Pelham, NH.   When I decided later to make the quilt larger by adding a custom pieced border, I had to go back to the shop for more of the lightest blue fabric, but I had already bought the last of the bolt of this color. Fortunately I was able to find a lighter blue shade of the same fabric to finish the quilt.

 
Since this quilt was a home warming gift for a new apartment ...


... I made it into an ensemble that included matching pillowcases with pieced borders and toss pillows made with extra blocks and pieces from the quilt and ...

 
also included a Table Topper, Mug Rugs and curtain tiebacks

... to make her new home cozy, comfy and quilty. Whenever I make a quilt, I like to use up extra fabric, blocks, units and such to make other quilty goodies to go with the quilt. My daughter and her young man were very pleased with their apartment warming gift.
 
For those interested in reading more of the making of this quilt,  I have several posts on my blog in May and June, such as this one, with more details about the sewing and quilting.
 
 Butterfly on folded pieced quilt back

Butterfly loved this quilt and did not want to see it leave.  Maybe she just did not want to see "Our Girl" leave home.  My daughter thought about taking her kitty with her to her new apartment, but at twelve years old, Butterfly seems a little too settled into her old home to want to move and share life with their new puppy. So now Butterfly and I are keeping each other company  ...

Quilty Puppy Love

... and the quilt is in its new home with a puppy to cuddle.

Thanks to the Blogger's Quilt Festival for giving me the chance to share my quilt and welcome to all who stop by to visit.  I am looking forward to seeing all the other quilts in this big lovely online quilt show.

Have a happy quilty day!

:) Pat



 



11 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt looks so restful Ann

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  2. Ann ... thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment ... :) Pat

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  3. Very pretty quilt - so nice that you've also made matching accessories to complete the ensemble.

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  4. Thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment. For most of my bed quilts and even some of my smaller quilts, I like to make other quilty items like pillows and shams and such with any extra fabric before I stash it away again. I still end up with lots of scraps ... :) Pat

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely quilt and the other quilty goodies you made to go with it! I love the blues and browns together! So nice to see the critters enjoying the quilt as well!

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  6. Thanks, Kendra, for stopping by. I really appreciate the positive feedback. Most of what I learned about quilting came from books and online resources. My online quilty friends are my "quilting bee" ... :) Pat

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  7. Such a pretty quilt! It keeps us, Sierra, and Pepper nice and cozy. We love it. :-D

    <3 Marissa

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  8. I voted, hope you win!! The quilt is beautiful, Pat.

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  9. Thanks, Deb :)

    That's the plan, Marissa <3

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind word! :-)