Friday, October 29, 2010
Blogger's Quilt Festival! It's Here!
The brilliant Amy is your host to the best quilt show on the internet - get your beverage of choice, your most comfortable chair, shut off the phone and lock the doors - and get ready to spend a lot of time browsing the wonderfully creative entries! I think some Halloween candy is in order too. Buckets full. Must have sustenance.
My entry this year is my Lemon Tree. I really wanted to enter my Sis Boom, but it's still being quilted - hand-quilting takes me a long time.
This quilt started with the fabric. Mary had a fat quarter giveaway and I won it, and the old Lemon Tree song popped into my head as soon as I saw the bundle of fabric. I drew up a simple tree shape, added some leaves and lemons, and part of the song. The fabric really reminded me of the 60's, and I thought about the artwork in children's books in that era - when I quilted it, I tried capture that same sketchy, freewheeling style.
I had a lot of fun making it, and it ended up looking exactly as it had in my head. Which never happens, right? I learned a lot in the making, mostly about my ability to bring a design to life and gained a lot of confidence in that. I offer it as a pdf download in my sidebar, and Sue from Charlotte's Cottage made a brilliant version! She used fabric with musical notes on it for the leaves and when I saw it, I wished I'd thought of it. *G*
Now go take some pics of a quilt you've made, and join in on the fun over at Amy's - there are lots of prizes to be won. And after you've entered, have fun browsing all the wonderful quilts and enjoy making all kinds of new friends! My poor Google Reader is going to be groaning with all the blogs I'll find to stuff in it, it happens every time!