Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting a Bloggers' Quilt Festival! I decided to show my quilt "Maple Leaf". It was made quite awhile ago from a pattern in Leisure Arts A Quilt for All Seasons.

I cut out hundreds of squares from as many different fabrics as I had. It was a Sunday and I realized I didn't have the right dark background fabric. A quick trip to Wally Mart I(the only store with fabric open on Sundays) and I thought I found the perfect one. NOT. I ended up cutting and sewing all the dark and colorful half square triangles I needed. Steamed them really really well (Yeah, I know better now!) and realized #1 - I didn't like the background fabric and #2  I had stretched some 1/2 square triangles and shrunk the remainder!

Several months later I started the quilt again, this time with a better background choice. Once I sewed everything together I decided that some points didn't match - so I put it away again. Months later I said I'm going to get that thing done! I added borders, quilted it and it is one of my favorite quilts that I've ever made. Now I try and relax a little with my quilting, and most of the time it's working. If things aren't perfect who cares? I for one have better things to do, like more quilting!

Be sure to check out all the other quilts here!

11 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Those colorful leaves are very attractive. I'm glad you stuck with it and posted the result.

Eileen said...

Beautiful quilt.fun to read your progress with this and glad you persevered Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Lonci said...

Wonderful colors, beautiful:)

Siobhan said...

Wow the colours are fab. Its very striking..I love it.It reminds me of Autumn :)

Needled Mom said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous quilt. I am so glad that you stuck to it.

beth said...

So glad you finished this stunning quilt! Quilts don't need to be perfect to be lOVELY!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Autumn is my favorite season and this quilt reminds me of beautiful fall leaves. Glad you stuck with it because it's beautiful!! I love your doggies too. My number one quilting assistant is a Rottie :)

supermom said...

I love that you chose so many different colours for the maple leaves. The quilt reminds me of fall back where I grew up in central Alberta after a hard frost and all the leaves turn.

stitchinpenny said...

Very beautiful quilt.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Corina! You have a new follower.:) I love that quilt, it is so pretty and colourful. Those pincushion/needlecases are a lovely idea. I know what you mean about postage too. If we send to the U.S. now and the parcel is 500 grams or over we have to pay a $9 "security" charge as well as the postage- what a ripoff. I don't know if they include Canada in that as well. Anyway I have enjoyed looking at your blog and also the pictures of your beautiful pets. I have a little dog called Honey Bear- or Honeybunny as I call her. bye for now. Your Aussie friend Sandy. :)

Karen said...

This is a lovely colourful quilt. Glad you stuck with it after all the hiccups along the way. It looks great!