Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival


 It's International Quilt Market time, and that means it's also Blogger's Quilt Festival time.  If this is your first time visiting my blog, thanks so much for stopping by!  I know I've shared this quilt recently; however,  "Gumdrops" is a favorite for a lot of reasons, so I chose to share a little more about the "story" of this quilt. "Gumdrops" started out as a scrap project.  Every so often I made a few blocks and then would put it away, sometimes for months.  I wanted a good range of colors in this quilt and waited patiently for scraps. After more than a year I decided it was time to get this quilt put together, and I started the  process of deciding how to put the 9-patch blocks together.  After discarding quite a few sketches I decided I would first put my 9-patches together in groups of four and then figure out a setting.



I finished it off with a scrappy binding and was happy with the result, so I then decided to send it in to American Patchwork & Quilting for possible publication. I'm always very nervous when I send something in--afraid, I guess, that maybe it won't be accepted. It was fun to find out it was going to be published, and it was even more fun for me to see the magazine layout and photo! I'm already working on my next scrappy quilt...and it will be fun to see the journey that will come along with this new project!

Thanks so much to Amy for hosting this Blogger's Quilt Festival during each International Quilt Market!






51 comments:

Donna said...

Congratulations! The quilt is beautiful.

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Peg said...

Wonderful quilt - and congrats on being published!

Darlene said...

Perfect choice, Sherri. It's a sweet quilt and definitely on my 'to do' list. :-)

notes of sincerity said...

Oh I just love this quilt. It is so sweet and happy. :o) I must pick up this magazine! :o)
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

notes of sincerity said...

Oh I just love this quilt. It is so sweet and happy. :o) I must pick up this magazine! :o)
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Linda said...

Congratulations on being accepted into APQ's quilt line-up. You must be very proud, and rightly so. It's a pretty quilt.

Cindy said...

Awesome.....would be a great quilt to make using my color wheel charm swaps. Congrats on getting this published.

Stephanie said...

Such a fun quilt.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorite and I adore this one! Congratulations on being published in the magazine! Looks like I'm adding another one to my 'must make' list!

Melinda said...

It is a wonderful scrappy quilt. What a great idea.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Beautiful quilt!!

fallingforpieces said...

You really can't go wrong with white and pretty color squares! So fresh.

suemac said...

So cute and I like the way you did the sashing.

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

Well, I think that is great! The setting is wonderful. I save all my scraps too and never do anything with them. What a shame. I need some kind of system that forces me to create a block with the scraps along with the current project. Any ideas out there?
Mary
www.lambscrib.blogspot.com

charlotte said...

Love this quilt. How small are the patches in the 9 patch blocks? I have a ton of scraps and many are pretty small. Wondering about making one.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I am SO excited for you! What a fun quilt!

Kari said...

I want to make that quilt sometime. I just bought the magazine with it in there. Wonderful quilt! I'm glad you did send it in!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautiful Sherri! Congratulations again on being in print!

Jan Marie said...

I really enjoy visiting your blog to see your quilts. What a great talent you have and thanks for sharing it.

maggie said...

Dear Sherri
I SO love that quilt! The colors are just so happy and cheery. Just found your lovely blog and I am following.
Cheers
maggie

Leanne said...

Such a lovely quilt!

Cindy said...

It's such a pretty quilt! great use of scraps! I also like your new header :)

Terriaw said...

I love this quilt! Such a great splash of colors, so I love the name for it - perfectly fitting. How exciting to see it in APQ magazine - congrats to you!

The Thompsons said...

So cool! Congrats- it's a beautiful quilt!

Kit Lang said...

Really pretty quilt. :) thanks!

Sarah Craig said...

What a wonderful quilt, Sherri!

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilt, Sherri!

Lil Miss Red T-Shirt said...

Pretty! So fun and colorful.

Susan Entwistle said...

I really adore your quilt. If I had made blocks over the course of time, they definitely would not go together as well as yours. It's beautiful.

Debbie B Sam said...

Love it :)
and I really like your new header :)

NEFİSE said...

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Suburban Stitcher said...

beautiful quilt...and i love your new blog layout/header. so you ;)

PEGGY said...

I love the quilt!!! I'm going to have to track it down!!!
Also, love your new header....
Peggy in NJ

Shannon said...

I love it. What a fun way to use scraps. Very cool that it was published!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Beautiful and so colorful. It was worth the wait!

laura said...

Congratulations! it's a beautiful quilt!

Patti said...

Just love it.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thanks for the creative idea!!!! Sew beautiful!

Erin O. said...

Love this quilt

Tracey Holzer said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a beautiful quilt.

Sherry said...

Love your quilt & congrats on being published! I always enjoy Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival, so much wonderful eye candy.

maria said...

Such a pretty quilt which I'm sure must have been worth the wait.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! The quilt is lovely.

szkornelia said...

It is a very nice quilt. Very nice and bright.

Eileen said...

Great your design was published and it's a vibrant fun quilt. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Rachel said...

Very nice. Congratulation on the publication!

Unknown said...

Do you know when it will be published? I do not want to miss it.

Mama Pea said...

Congrats! That is so cool! I think I saw that in the magazine and noticed it was yours. I meant to congratulate you but neglected to do so!!!