Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival


I intended on joining in on all the fun of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Park City Girl...but I just couldn't decide on a quilt!!! Finally I decided on this one...and it does have a little story!

This is "Garden Patch" from the Kim Diehl book Simple Traditions. I changed it up a bit and didn't do the applique in the outer border. Instead I made it the perfect size for snuggling! A friend of mine had made this quilt, and when I realized I had the pattern I went home that day and started cutting! I worked on it practically night and day and had it finished in less than 24 hours.

Of course you can make this quilt by strip piecing, but I had a lot of charm packs that I wanted to use...so most of my strips were only 5" long! I think one of the reasons I love this quilt so much is that I used all of my Shangri-La by Moda in it...I love that line (wish I still had some)! Another reason I love this quilt is because of the nine patches...my first ever "quilt" project was a set of two nine-patch pillows I made when I was about 11!


After making this quilt it took me a year, yes a full year to wash it...I was afraid of the colors bleeding. But I finally just threw in a color catcher and went for it...and it was fine!!! I have so many things I'm trying to get finished this week...including a fun idea for Moda Honey Bun strips! Hope you get to sew today!

64 comments:

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love it!

Did you join the Great Hexagon Quilt Along 2? I saw the button in your sidebar. I did too. I'm glad to have someone else I "know" join. I was actually going to tell you about it if you hadn't.

Debbie said...

Beautiful! I really like this one! And you did a great job on it!

Stephanie said...

I love all those little 9 patches. What a pretty quilt.

happy zombie said...

Just beautiful, Sherri! So very snuggly too.

Zonnah said...

I love how it has big and little nine patches :)

Millie said...

What a great quilt. I love all the 9 patch blocks and all the variety of fabrics makes this a winning quilt.

Stina said...

I love it... and I love Kim Diehl too.. hae had my eyes on this one too..but wiht the applique though..;o)
Love the fabrics used..:o)

rachel griffith said...

oh sherri...it's just wonderful.
i want a quilt like this.
just gotta find the right fabrics.
:D

Tara said...

great colors! I'll bet it goes with anything!

Linda said...

There's just something about nine patches, such a great quilt.

Simone de Klerk said...

This is a great quilt. And so different from the other projects I have seen from you so far. I enjoyed reading the story to it!

Michelle said...

I'm absolutely in love with that quilt!

Michal said...

it's really beautiful!
can I ask... what's "the perfect size for snuggling"? I'm doing my first quilt right now and I was wondering...

belinda said...

Yes...I like this one very much!!

Terriaw said...

Great quilt, and great story behind it too! I haven't made many 9-patches, so this is a very inspiring example. I like the colors too, which look kinda earthy and natural.

ivoryspring said...

What a cute and warm-looking quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Jeannette said...

I love the quilt so simple but very effective

DianeCK7 said...

Can you please explain what a "color catcher" is? I have never heard of it and it sounds like something useful. Thanks!

cjh said...

I love this. I really like nine-patches, and especially the ones where the pattern draws your eyes across the whole quilt. Great quilt!

Nedra said...

Wow, you really worked hard to get that all done so fast. Did you sleep at all? Or eat? The final product is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the story that went with the quilt.

ROZ said...

nine patch is one of my favorites, well, I guess that I have a lot of favorites---

Candace said...

Wow - such a beautiful quilt, Sherri - and talk about power-sewing! A 24 hr finish is fantastic!
Cheers!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri,

I think our first quilt is the one that means so much to us and that's what quilting is all about.

Can't wait to see all that you are working on.

Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Look forward to seeing what you are doing with Honey Bun.

Lauren said...

I love it! Its so fun!!
And no worries about not washing it. I made my bed spread and I think I've washed twice! I'm so scared it will rip or something!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oooo, I just bought this book!!! I love the patterns. And yours is so lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Great quilt!!! 24 hours!?!?! WOW! You are amazing , girl!

btw...we have some shangri-la in our little shop on sale!! :) MSQC

w&v said...

V. here...
I love the patchy quilt. How wonderful to have so many quilts that you can't decide which one to post for the blog festival!! i got a fun day of sewing today but it is never enough. V

Julia said...

it's beauiful...I love it!
I love scrappy quilts and this one is just lovely..
Julia ♥

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful quilt! Love it!

Quilt Hollow said...

Easily me! Yes, it screams for Mary and wants to live in my home! I love it, absolutely think it is fantastic!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for joining in and sharing your beautiful quilt. You sure were inspired by your friends quilt to put yours all together in 24 hours! Wow.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Sherri, great choice of fabrics...you have done a fantastic job...

Paula said...

I. Love. This. Quilt.

Becky said...

Gosh, I like that quilt. Hmm. I don't have that book. Might have to buy it. I, too, have lots of charm packs. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for sharing your quilt and story!

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love this!

Dawn said...

Love this one!

dotti white said...

Sherri...I absolutely love the warmth of the quilt you chose. But I have to say, every quilt that you have shown have been warm and beautiful, in my opinion.

I have been wanting to post one of my early quilts--maybe I will! Again, thanks for sharing!

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quilt.

Jackie said...

Sherri, It really is a beautiful quilt! I love it!

Terrie Sandelin said...

What a beautiful quilt! And, whoa, twenty-four hours? That is some serious super-achieving!

jen duncan said...

It's really wonderful Sherri. Job well done!

Janet said...

What a lovely snugly quilt. I'm very fond of nine patches, it looks great!

Notjustnat said...

Great quilt to enter in the festival. I like nine patch, thanks for sharing - notjustnat

Kaaren said...

Simple and scrappy...does it get any better?

I just love it Sherri. A perfect snuggle quilt. All that's missing is a cup of tea and a good book...the quilting kind, of course!

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I does look snuggly and soft. I love the colors too. Great pattern. PS... I am making your jelly roll placemats!... from the Kashmir II collection...they will be very pretty - Thanks!

QuiltedSimple said...

I've seen a lot of quilts similar to this one out there, and I love them all - especailly the scrappy look - very very pretty!
Kris

Patty said...

I love this quit; the colors are wonderful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love that it is scrappy without feeling all over the map scrappy. It holds together well. Love the design too. Isn't it so fun when you see something you want to make so badly that you clear your schedule for it!

hetty said...

A great quilt! I love nine-patches.

Darlene said...

OMG, Sherri, I made that quilt, too! I used Moda's Chocolat line and tried to use up my charm packs. You can see mine on my March 7, 2007 posting. Your's is beautiful and mine is still not quilted. LOL

Sherry said...

Hi Sherri! I just love this quilt. Shangri-La is one of my favorites too. This looks like the perfect quilt to snuggle under. Awesome job!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

i love this quilt Sherri! It's so vintage-y, quilty, wonderful like. LOL. ooxx`jodi

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hi Sherri!

Thanks for sharing your favorite quilt! What a great way to use up all of those charm packs. I also love the Shangri-La fabric line! I have the jelly roll of it and I am waiting for just the right quilt to use it on.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

It's beautiful!! Thanks for sharing :)

Zlaty said...

Pretty! Thank you for sharing it!

Happy sewing!

Material Mary said...

Hey, this is one of my favorites on my "to do" list. I just love Kim Diehl's quilts and she is absolutely my favorite designer.
Mary

Mandy said...

Its astonishing that you managed to piece the top in such a short length of time. The quilt looks wonderful.

stitchinpenny said...

I think I am in awe of your capability and your perserverance. I love all the tiny nine patches and the subtle pattern on pattern.

Kim said...

What a beautiful quilt. I LOVE scrappy quilts and this pattern is really nice! Hey, we know the same people and it's nice to meet you. I live up here in Highland near Nanette and you live down south near Nedra. How fun to meet there at Nedra's. I wish I could've come too and hung out with all of you. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you found me and I found you! It will be fun to follow each other around.

SewCalGal said...

I love your quilt. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing in this show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Hi Sherri,
I think I have just become your 100th follower...thank you for coming by mu blog.
I love this quilt...scrappy quilts are my all time favourites..and I've been here before I see..

alda said...

wowowowowow!!!! absolut fantastic!!!

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I just recently bought the book.