Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Fall 2011-- a wedding quilt

It's that time of year! Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

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And I've got something new!

PJ and Danielle's quilt


I made this quilt as a gift for my brother-in-law, PJ, and his wife Danielle. They married this summer in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.

The blocks are simple log cabins, sashed in a thin border of Essex linen blend. The fabrics include quite a few solids, Cloud 9 organics, and a few others. The grey sashing is Carolina Chambray in Ebony.

PJ and Danielle's quilt


It's backed in one of my favorite Cloud 9 fabrics, Hydrangea. It washed up so beautifully! It's incredibly soft.

PJ and Danielle's quilt- the back


This is the first time I've had someone else do my quilting-- the quilt measures 62" x 78", and I wasn't sure I wanted to do it on my own machine. So I sent it off to my friend Krista Withers, who many of you know on flickr as lolablueocean. (Seriously, go to her photostream after reading this. You will be so glad you did!)She's a professional long arm quilter in Seattle and does amazing work, both personally and for others. This quilt is no exception! I pretty much gave her free reign to do something simple and modern. I love the boxy look she chose. She also chose a poly down batting that makes the quilt so lightweight and fluffy.
PJ and Danielle's quilt


In order to keep the colors from being too "autumn," I decided to bind the quilt using a teal crossweave with a couple of shots of olive green.

PJ and Danielle's quilt


This quilt is being gifted tonight. I'll admit that I'm always a little nervous giving a handmade gift. I hope this quilt will be used-- it was designed to be backyard, dog, and (hopefully someday) baby friendly!

Make sure to check out the other quilts in the Festival! Now back out to the snow...

yay for toddler skis!

42 comments:

Debbie said...

Ooh I love your quilt & I agree, the quilting just adds to the beautiful work you've done. Love your binding. All in all one fantastic finish. How could they not just love it?

BaileyGirl5 said...

Fantastic quilt! Your friends are very lucky and I'm sure this quilt will be well used for years and years. The quilting does goes perfectly with the blocks and gives it a very modern feel. Love it!

Amy said...

Beautiful job Krista(s)!! The quilt does look very invitingly cozy! I am sure that they will love it. Your binding choice is very nice too. We got snow today too (well, last night). We are currently without power and its been nearly 24 hours but we have a generator for most things.

Pat said...

Wow, I just love the grey with the colors in the blocks. Gorgeous!

sewfrench.com said...

Oooh... I would love to snuggle under that!
Love the grey, you chose, too!

Kirsten N said...

This is stunning Krista - love how you have used the grey as sashing with the brighter log cabin blocks and the binding really pops!

felicity said...

I love everything about this quilt. LOVE. Such a lovely gift.

Heidi said...

Jealous of the snow and jealous of that quilt! How could they not love it!

I was just thinking...I am pretty sure I found your blog in the spring during the festival...so glad I did!!!

Heather D. said...

Beautiful!! And your little guy in his mini skis...so adorable!

randi said...

oh, what a great quilt! i love the addition of the grey!

CityHouseStudio said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The quilting is just perfect, and I love the binding, too. Hope they loved it!

Anna said...

wow krista, the quilt is so beautiful. and that little skier of yours, he's the absolute cutest!!!

MariQuilts said...

Love the quilt....your colour choices are perfect. The quilting is fabulous too.

Lonci said...

This is an amazing quilt:)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the mix of fabrics you used on this one! And how cute is that little skimonster of yours!!

Monica said...

of course they'll love it!

It's beautiful.

Monica said...

sorry, forgot to mention something??? SNOW?? ALREADY?

Michele said...

Such a great quilt!

angela said...

Amazing and wonderful colors!!! Love the thing linen setting off the blocks from the solid. Beautiful gift!

Barb said...

I'm sure they will love the quilt. I love the colors!

Myra said...

A wonderful quilt, and I especially like the quilting! Nice job! Cute kiddo too... 8-)

fallingforpieces said...

It's a great gift! It's just a beautiful quilt.

**nicke... said...

i almost fainted... it is beautiful! i wish i was your brother in law! ;)

laura said...

lovely quilt!

Natalie said...

Wow, this quilt is stunning! I really love your aesthetic; every time I see a new quilt of yours I love it!

Alli said...

Your quilt is great! I really love that last picture of your son in his little baby skis, though. Adorable! :)

Hollie said...

Ooooh Krista, I love it! So pretty!

Leslie said...

look at that little guy....waiting no time getting on little adorable skis..Gotta love the snow.

this quilt is so amazing. i can not even tell you. your friend is a stunning quilter. this is sure to be loved for lots of years to come.

Ariane said...

I love your quilt!!! It's gorgeous!!!

Heather A said...

Love this quilt! The dark grey really makes the colours look richer than rich!

Hitch and Thread said...

Fantastic! I love the quilting too. He is one lucky Brother-In-Law.

Poppyprint said...

Perfect wedding gift and I love it that it was made jointly by my two favorite Krista's. I can't wait to see the quilt she's doing for me at retreat!!!

girlforallseasons said...

Gorgeous quilting on this one (not to mention lovely colors and fabrics)!

Lyanna L. said...

LOVE this quilt. I like that you used gray (I'm such a fan of gray it's crazy) and I'm sure your family will get so much use out of it. i like the effect of the binding too =)

Also your blog is a great read; I'm glad I found it via the festival =)

Leanne said...

I love this quilt, it is a wonderful gift!

Leanne said...

I love this quilt, it is a wonderful gift!

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I love your quilt. The colors are beautiful. Beautiful stapling.
ÚÚÚÚÚÚÚÚ, you have snow?

Nikki said...

This quilt is LOVELY! I am liking the idea of Grey as a background more and more! This sort of seals the deal!

Little Island Quilting said...

Gorgeous quilt. Not sure I am ready for snow pictures yet. Is it really winter?!

Jessica said...

I saw your quilt on pinterest and pinned it. Happy to have found the blog post through the festival page. This quilt is awesome. Excellent balance of color. The little guy is cute too~

Eileen said...

really love those wonderful blocks with grey background. lovely guilt for the lucky couple. adorable little boy, too!! thanks for sharing and have a great day

Danielle Hudson said...

This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the backing