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!