Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quilt Festival Time!

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This is always one of my favorite posts to write.  It happens twice a year... the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

Sometimes I share a new quilt, sometimes it's an older quilt.  Today, I'm sharing my current favorite.

Tide Pools


Made from my stash of Heather Ross' Mendocino, this quilt took me well over a year to complete.  No, not because it's so complex, hand pieced, or hand quilted.  Really just because it kept getting put on the back burner for other quilts.  Once I finished this quilt, it quickly became one of my favorites.


The rounded corners...



I backed it with a vintage sheet that is so wonderfully soft.



The quilting started with conference call inspiration.  Don't you just love it when inspiration comes to you at odd times?  Somehow a rousing discussion about international economies translated into the quilting design...






The quilting is free motion and I just winged it as I went to mimic the randomness of the sea.


Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will head over here to see all the beautiful and inspiring quilts in the festival.  It's so easy to get sucked in for hours so don't say that I didn't warn you!


32 comments:

Kristie said...

Oh, Jennifer, I just LOVE this one! The way you grouped the colors are fantastic. I can see why this is your favorite- mine, too!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Ohhh! This quilt is one of my favorites too! I love the quilting ... so perfect with the fabric and the feel of the quilt. And who doesn't love a polka dot binding?!

clumsykristel said...

I really love this quilt, and I kind of want to steal the whole idea of it :D I've got a bunch of Mendocino waiting in the wings for me to find Just The Right Pattern, and it's surprisingly (I've got some of it sewn up into the start of a fairly large a Mod Times quilt, but I have yards more to make plans for someday.)

Anyway, I really do like yours!

Shannon said...

I love this quilt!! So cute.

euphoria said...

It is gorgeous! the quilting is the bestest!!! And I totally loe the rounded edges- fab!!

Yvonne said...

Lovely quilting design, thank you for the inspiration.

Carla said...

it was fun to see this one again, jennifer! the quilting is perfect!

Becky said...

So beautiful. I didn't see this one first time around. I love everything about it, the rounded edges, fabrics, quilting! all beautiful.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Such a great quilt!

QuiltyGirl said...

Ahhh, I just love this quilt.

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I love the abstract pattern .. Staple the beautiful

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the quilt, the edges, and the quilting. Really nice!!!

Leanne said...

I love your quilt and especially that happy quilting pattern.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's a beauty Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.

laura said...

LOVE this quilt!

Lil Miss Red T-Shirt said...

Cool pattern. What a fun quilt.

charlotte said...

I love this quilt. I especially like the rounded corners and the quilting. I really makes the quilt. Good choice!

Candi said...

Beautiful quilt and the name is perfect!

Erin O. said...

I loved this quilt when you first made it and still do today!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Love the rounded corners and quilting. Thanks for sharing.

quilthexle said...

I can well imagine how this quilt became your favourite - it looks so cosy! Love the rounded corners ;-))

Robin said...

Oooo... I love this! As if the fabric weren't beautiful enough, you found a wonderful way to really showcase it. And the quilting design is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Hollie said...

I really love everything about this quilt. It's fabulous!

Amorette said...

wow, this quilt is amazing. love the name, and the colors and the fabric choice. just all around beautiful.

Lyanna L. said...

I've seen this quilt before and I LOVE it. I think you put so much thought into the design of the project and it turned out perfectly. Thanks for sharing it with us again! And also I love your blog, keep up the great work =)

Karen said...

Love these colors, and your quilting is perfect!

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

The title is perfect. Those circles filled with ocean critters, I love it.

Leslie said...

there are so many things o love about this....what a gorgeous quilt. i love its name and the quilting and those rounded corners are so lovely

The Thompsons said...

Your quilting is really cute.

Eileen said...

Love your tide pools. Such a clever idea. Nice fmq, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

amy smart said...

Jennifer - I love it! What a great way to use those fabrics. It's perfect. And I'm totally loving the quilting too. So sweet.

I know what you mean about those favorite quilts that keep getting put on the back burner. I have too many of them. :)

Kit Lang said...

So sweet! And love the name. Thanks for sharing. :)

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