Friday, April 17, 2009

Quilt Festival -my favorite quilt

Amy at Park City Girl is holding a online quilt festival. So of course I am entering. Did I mention that there are prizes? Yeah, so you should go enter too.

My favorite quilt, is the first one I ever made. I gave it to my niece to take with her to college. Actually, I made it just for her. I used a few different block patterns, most of them easy since I was so new at it. I think it came out great. At the time, I thought I could free motion quilt a big quilt like that on the little machine I had at the time. After ripping out a few attempts- and approaching a deadline - I tied this quilt. Yes, I know that some people like to play "quilt police" and will say that it isn't a quilt. BUT IT IS.

Quilt First One Side

I still think it is lovely.

Edited to add: Yes my niece loves it. It stays on display in her dorm room and has been to a picnic on the beach. (I made it to use so I am glad to see that she is using it.)

22 comments:

Barb said...

It is lovely, desperate time for desperat measures...it worked, she probably love it and will cherish it forever.

Carol E. said...

A tied quilt is a quilt! I hope she cherishes it and the love you sewed into it.

Serena said...

As long as a quilt is loved it is a quilt. It's beautiful!!

Zonnah said...

What a great job for your first time!

Jennie said...

It's so cheerful! My first quilt is tied, too... for the very same reason! And according to the Webster's dictionary a quilt is "a bed coverlet of two layers of cloth filled with padding (as down or batting) held in place by ties or stitched designs". So I'd say... it's a quilt! ~ Jennie

MYRA said...

Do you feel like I am stalking you now? LOL! Actually, I have looked at your blog before. You've been really busy! 8-)
A great first QUILT, tied and all! 8-)
OK, this is my last comment for today! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Pat said...

It's a wonderful QUILT, Gene. I think that was an extremely nice thing for you to do for your niece. I love the way that turned out....the colors AND the block patterns you used.

Amy Sp said...

I really like it, and I'm glad that it's getting some use too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely great quilt! Glad that your niece knows that she can use it and love it.

Quilt Pixie said...

great colours! I love that its being used and enjoyed. :-)

Kaye said...

The quilt is great and oh so special. I am sure your niece knows that, and how lucky she is. I am going to start soon (any day now) a memory T-Shirt quilt for my Grandson Anthony who goes to college in Sept. Keep your fingers crossed.

Trudi said...

What a gorgeous quilt, I love those colours, and for your first one, fantastic! Who cares if its tied, its a valid quilting technique and its finished! Great quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

Love the quilt. I enjoy the concept of people using my quilts not displaying them.

Quilt Rat said...

Love the look of this and how nice to know it is being used and loved!

hetty said...

Lovely quilt! And so nice that it is being used! That's what quilts are for - to be used and loved!

Andi said...

Of course its a quilt!!!
Glad she is loving it.
Andi :-)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love your first QUILT! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

Rhonda said...

What a great quilt for a special girl. I'll bet that college was alot less scary when she covered up with that quilt. Take care Gene!

Janet Hartje said...

Definitely a quilt. My first quilt was tied also but it doesn't look anywhere near this nice. Beautiful colors.

Granny Lyn said...

I love the look of tying! so comfy and "granny looking." I love the "used" quilts, also! no wonder she loves it!

SewCalGal said...

I love your quilt too. Just looks like a fun quilt to snuggle up to. And it certainly would cheer up any room. You did a great job.

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Heather said...

you did a lovely job. Great colours. Damn those quilt police, who are they to tell me that you shouldn't use orange in a quilt.