Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival



It's that time again- a chance to see a variety of beautiful handmade quilts from bloggers around the world. While I always enjoy the show, I have never posted as I am not a regular blogger. This post is a great kickoff for our new Sew Fresh Fabrics blog space which Peg (of Ivy Arts) and I (be13cca) have just started for our fabric business.

These quilts are the result of two online bees I am in and will soon be living on my 7yr old's bunks. For the first group- Hip To Bee Square- I sent out an assortment of fabrics and asked for blocks any size and any design- sewer's choice. For the second group- Bee Addicted 3- I sent out similar fabrics and asked for houses- again any type - any size. The blocks I received back were just amazing!! So bright and fun and amazingly inspired! (Thank you all!). I knew I wanted to mix them together to get 2 quilts out of them - and here they are. It's a virtual I-Spy of characters and creatures and where they live. There's a mushroom house, a light house and a kooky witch hat house.


The process of putting them together was so like a puzzle- adding strips and blocks where needed to make them work together as a unit. Then I added a cobblestone border and lots of little blocks around that. One is finished, washed, and on the bed. The other still needs the binding sewn to the back and a spin through the washer and dryer for that soft crinkly goodness. I love these and even more so because the blocks were made by many women around the globe!!

Thank you Amy for hosting the festival. Now, off to enjoy the rest of the show




25 comments:

  1. Absolutely fun and fantastic!!!

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  2. Love the house blocks. I just bought an antique school house quilt-maybe I'll post it for next festival.
    Come see me 1890 antique star quilt
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    Sandra Starley

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  3. Very cute and original! I luv it! Well done!

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  4. Great idea to get everyone involved making blocks. Both are really nice.

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  5. Wow! These are the cutest quilts. How could you not have a good night's sleep under them?

    Thanks so much for sharing. Regards, Sue

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  6. Wait--you are THE be13cca of flickr, yes?!! You know, your scrappy log cabin is the very first quilt I ever selected as a fave in flickr. Good to see you as a blogger! And this quilt is, of course, gorgeous. :)

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  7. thats a great collection of houses. which one is yours?

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  8. These are wonderful, what happy quilts!

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  9. Very beautiful quilt work !

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  10. This quilt looks so fun and happy! Great job.

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  11. Now, these are FUN!! Love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love all those houses. I so must make myself a house quilt one day. Great quilt.

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  13. What a fun quilt! I love how different they all are. Wonderful

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  14. This is so cute. The fabrics are great... and you should consider putting a pattern out!

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  15. these are really cool. i love that you mixed the blocks to make two really fun quilts.

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  16. Wow , what a great way to make a pair of quilts. Your boys can say that they have slept under houses from around the world and it would be true.VBG What a fun funky pair of quilts.
    Thanks for sharing your quilts and story.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  17. such a happy quilt. Congratulations

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  18. Congrats Becca on your blog & business. Who knew?? You should post it on the H2B2 pool. I'll see you at Etsy as "quackery". Lovely quilts.

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  19. Just darling!

    Randi
    http://DivaBuzz.designing-diva.com

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  20. This is an incredible scrap quilt! Really nice!

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  21. Looks great! So happy to see my block in there!

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  22. wonderful quilts and so great they incorporate blocks from so many people. you did a great job of putting them together. i really love them!!

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  23. wow - the dimensions are great. Cute unique blocks and how some look 3-D!

    www.craftedAngles.com

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