Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry


It's International Quilt Market time, and that means Blogger's Quilt Festival time too!  Amy does a magnificent job putting on this great festival of quilts and their stories. 


This time around I decided to enter a quilt I just finished today!  This is my American Jane quilt made with Snippets and a Happy Camper binding.  The pattern is Confetti Cake by Margot of The Pattern Basket. This first photo really captures the bright colors of the fabrics.



Confetti Cake is a large quilt, so the best place to get a full picture was outside.


And of course it has a scrappy back (like most of my quilts)!


I didn't start looking for binding until after quilting--I was unable to find any Snippets around, but this great print from Happy Camper matched perfectly!



I started this quilt over a year ago and don't know why it took me so long to get it finished (well, actually it was hidden for a while at the bottom of the "to be quilted" pile).  It just goes to show that it's never too late to finish up a work in progress!

Head on over to Amy's and enjoy the rest of the quilt entries!  Have a wonderful weekend!

59 comments:

nicolette said...

A very sweet, happy and beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics!

Ginger Patches said...

What a perfect pattern for that fabric--love it! I have a huge collection of American Jane fabrics--I don't know why I haven't used any yet! I met Sandy this Summer at a quilt show and she said that was fine as long as I kept collecting the fabrics lolol!!!

Ariane said...

It's gorgeous!! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Jennifer said...

This quilt is awesome! I love the colors and the pattern!

Jennifer :)

Cindy said...

Love, love, love it! Aren't you glad you got it done?

Karen said...

Its a simply gorgeous quilt. Some fabrics and patterns just sing when they are put together.

Anita in Florida said...

A wonderful quilt Sherri!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Sherri, love it! The fabrics are so bright and cheerful.

Cardygirl said...

I love that quilt! It is on my to do list!

Carol said...

WOWSER! Sherri...I absolutely love it...what a wonderful quilt...fantastic finish.

Christine M said...

I love your quilt Sherri.

Chookyblue...... said...

a confetti cake is also on my list of quilts to make.......
your's looks great.........

Evelyn said...

It's beautiful! I love that pattern, and love the fabrics you chose for it!

Darlene said...

Oh, it's delightful, Sherri. I love it and I know it feels good to have it finished. :-)

Cathy said...

I have that pattern and have been meaning to make it "someday." Now that I've seen your fabulous version, "someday" may arrive soon. Thanks for showing us.

Dolly said...

There.......a beautiful, traditional quilt, done in fresh modern fabrics !

Nice job, and beautiful quilt.
Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Love the brightness of the quilt. Great job.

Mama Pea said...

Very cute. Definitely has the "awww" factor for me!

Belinda said...

Oh yes...Oh yes....I have this pattern soooo you know I LOVE it!!!
Especially the American Jane you used. I kind of like the brown in the photo I have instead of the white...but I stalled because of the brown I used in my butterfly blocks...????..LOL...I'll decide one of these days!!
Seeing yours all 'gussy-uped' inspires me!!!

Dianne said...

Lovely quilt! You're right...never too late to finish one up. Now...if I could only do the same ;)

em's scrapbag said...

I love this pattern and the fabrics you choose are wonderful! This is a great quilt!

Terriaw said...

What a cool quilt! How wonderful to finish this one today just in time for the Festival. I love the bright colors and fun pattern. Looks like it was a fun one to work on.

Barb said...

Totally love your quilt.

Thelma said...

Well, it's not like you've been sitting around, watching soap operas and eating chocolate for the last 12 months, you have accomplished quite a bit between the time you started and finished this beautiful quilt. I think the binding was a good choice, it looks great.

Congratulations!

this pattern reminds me of your Granny Squares project.

Sarah Craig said...

I love American Jane - such a cheerful set of prints! Thanks for sharing!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

A bright and cheerful quilt. I think I have this pattern somewhere--maybe I will put it on my "to do" list.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very pretty quilt!! I love the colors!!

O'Quilts said...

That is a really nice quilt. Good job!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Snippets is such perfect Confetti Sherri! It's happy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

I love it...just perfect in that fabric..this got to be on my to do list..
Julia ♥

Michelle said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorite, and yours is a beauty!

Vickie E said...

love the quilt Sherri. I still have family here this weekend for a visit. I AM going to catch up Sunday (affirming that for myself) and email you about 'stuff'.

Denise in PA said...

I love it, Sherri! I have to put that pattern on my list to make. It is just so colorful in those fabrics and I think the binding is perfect!

Prima Donna said...

Love it! It has that "old-timey quilt" look that I love. Great job!

Sharon said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love the fabrics and scrappiness of the quilt...great job! Thanks for sharing

Vivian said...

This looks likes Granny Squares in American Jane fabrics - and those two concepts together really rock! Love the look of this one a whole lot.

And finishing a quilt after letting it "simmer" for a while is always satisfying. As Emeril Lagasse would say, it gives it time for the "ingredients" to "get happy".

A Plain Path said...

Gorgeous....well worth the wait to finish. Beautiful job!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love this, Sherri! Thanks for sharing....

comfortstitching said...

Sherri, this is such an amazing quilt! Just looking at all that piecing makes me giddy...
Truly inspiring :)

Deborah said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Sandra said...

What a cheery quilt, love the vintage feel- kudos. Thanks for sharing.
Hope you can come see my entries:
1890 antique schoolhouse and a
black/white/pink scrappy miniature.

SheilaC said...

I just love the fabrics in your quilt!

Thank you for sharing :)

SheilaC

Jill said...

Totally love this one! One of my favorite entries so far.

Martine said...

un classique bien réalisé félicitation

Kris said...

Sherri - Your quilt is gorgeous!!! And I love all the bright colors!!! You did a beautiful job!!!

sewingseedscraftylife said...

I love the colors and that binding suits it perfectly. Just beautiful.

passingdowncrazy said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!!!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

Those fabrics just dance together. I can almost hear the music.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Sherri: I like the name of the pattern, Confetti Cake. It really does have the bright colors with the fabric that you picked. Lovely quilt!
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Rae Ann said...

Sherri ~ Your quilt is fabulous and I love your choice of fabrics.
You have quite an eye when it comes to putting colors together.
Just beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

It is a lovely entry.

Carol said...

Thats a lot of fun looking fabrics you've got going there.

Kelli said...

Ooh, I love this pattern but I've been kinda hesitant with all of those teeny squares. IT looks awesome! I love that it looks like crochet granny squares!

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... lovely!

Kari said...

Wonderful quilt! The pattern and the fabrics work so well together.

Lori said...

that quilt was wonderful. someone said like granny squares? I think it drew me because it was like a "comfort food". Familiar and just what you want to wrap up in.

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous!! i love this line of fabric

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hello there,

Your quilt is one of my very favorites. It's so happy and bright. Your pattern is beautiful too. I just love it!

Eileen said...

great colorful quilt. i've not seen that block before and love it. thanks for sharing and have a great day