Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival- Spring 2011

Amy's Creative Side

I'm sneaking in at the end of Amy's fabulous Bloggers' Quilt Festival this year to share my favorite (for now!) quilt. Meet Ingrid:


Ingrid is a quilt I finally sewed up earlier this year. She's made of bee blocks from the talented members of the Not Your Grandma's Quilting Bee group on flickr. I asked everyone to make blocks inspired by an incredible Ingrid Press quilt that I saw here. They are each sewn out of various cotton and linen neutrals, a piece of shot cotton, and a print (mostly Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks). (Click on the photos to see them more clearly.)

I chose blue and green shot cottons and a strip of more Good Folks for the backing, and quilted a basic loose grid to keep Ingrid nice and soft.

Although I think she's absolutely beautiful, I really love Ingrid because she is a family quilt. She spends her days crumpled up amongst legos and dog hair...

... and is well loved by all of my kids too.

Thanks for visiting! And make sure to check out the rest of the entries in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival too. There are so many inspiring quilts posted!

24 comments:

Ruth said...

Gorgeous -I love the way the colours sing out from the neutral background.

stitchinpenny said...

I love Ingrid too. She is beautiful and comfortable in her own skin. No need to put on airs - simple colors, simple pattern, simply exquisite.

felicity said...

Another Ingrid lover here. Such a gorgeous quilt, Krista!

Hollie said...

Oh my goodness I am in love with Ingrid. She is GORGEOUS!

the Campfollower said...

Now that is what a quilt should be! I love everything about it.

Siobhan said...

Ingrid is beautiful. very striking :)

mb. said...

Ingrid is wonderful!

Ashley said...

Really wonderful! I absolutely love the variety of neutrals!

Erin @ two more seconds said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! Nice job!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

This quilt was the first thing I "pinned" on my pinterest quilt board!! I absolutely love everything about it.

Deb said...

That is so beautiful. I love the way the colours sing against the neutral background. I also like that your quilt is being USED! Quilts in my house are too, all the time. I figure the best quilt is a worn-out quilt.

Sara said...

Pretty as can be:)

Poppyprint said...

Ingrid totally rocks.

Quiltbenaco said...

Meravigliosa!!!!
Ciao

MN2NM said...

Beautiful - love those neutrals and the pops of color!

Sue said...

Darling quilt and it looks like it is living the good live.

fallingforpieces said...

Love this quilt! I think the varied neutrals for the background looks fabulous!

Leila@Where the Orchids Grow said...

what a beautiful quilt!!

henny said...

Stunning! The way you arranged and designed the tiny squares and composed the colors is fabulous. Great work, congrat!

MariQuilts said...

I love this quilt...so simple and understated.

emedoodle said...

I love this quilt! :) Nice work!

BJ said...

Great quilt. Love the abstract quality, the multiple grounds with smatterings of color. Very cool.

Leanne said...

I have loved this quilt since you first posted about it! It great to know that it is used and loved by your family and pets!

Kirsten N said...

Beautiful quilt - love the colourful fabrics with the neutrals and the shot cottons are gorgeous!!