Friday, October 25, 2013

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

It' that time of year again when the Bloggers' Quilt Festival rolls around over at Amy's Creative Side.  Lots of categories to enter, and lots of prizes to be won.  A great big online quilt party! All you have to do is write a post between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31 and link it up over at the festival. Fun!


Two quilts have consumed my life this year, but I decided to enter this baby quilt that I recently designed and made into a pattern. It's actually big enough to grow into toddler-hood, or to be made into a throw/lap quilt for a man in your life who is a handyman/crafty type. (Apologies to anyone who is sick of this quilt by now.) ;)

With the exception of the borders and backing, I used all fabrics from my stash, in polka dots, checks, a couple of robot prints and one plaid.

It was lots of fun watching it come together just as I'd imagined it.  

I loved using some of the ric-rac that had just been gathering dust for the drill bit..

And since I prefer brights and dots, sewing it up was even more fun.. 

Here is the top before Pat Roche's magic quilting..

..and the fun backing I found at my local craft store in the perfect colors.. very little boyish.

And after Pat's quilting.. she did some really, really fun things with it.. I love swirls!

And what she did with the screws and the borders was so cool. 

I swooned when I saw the little tools in the border!  There is a hammer, a wrench, a nail, and a saw.  

It was a really fun project! Thanks for listening to me ramble on about it one more time!  I can't wait to see all the quilts over at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!  

Have a great weekend!


Patti said...

Wow! This is really a cute, original quilt Kelli. Congratulations on a great entry into the festival.

I just 'followed' you on Craftsy. I just love those tools. Sew cute!

Great choice, good luck :o)

Such a cool design! Good luck Kelli!

Mary said...

This is a Perfect quilt for a little guy. He is Lucky that you made it just for him! Thanks for sharing it again and linking up.

I love this quilt - I thought it was applique at first, the colors are so fun!

Carla said...

A wonderful finish! I can tell you had fun making this

Thanks for the reminder! Totally forgot about the festival. Great entries!

Nedra said...

I showed Tools, Baby yesterday at my School House presentation, and it got the mosts oohs and aaahs. And it's now hanging at the front of our booth, and several other vendors have stopped by and made compliments on it. I think it's a hit already! We open this morning for Market. I'll let you know how it goes!

What an adorable quilt. Love it.

How cool! What a great quilt to inspire a tiny, budding handy man or woman!

That drill bit ricrac is a spot of genius! She did a great job of the quilting, too.

Rachel said...

The detail in the quilting is amazing.

Rene' said...

Congratulations on your pattern. This is a really cute baby quilt idea! Pat did a wonderful job with the quilting too.

Hilary said...

This is so awesome! I want to make one for my son :)

Sue Daurio said...

I adore this one! Loved it the first time I saw it and love it even more now.

Jill said...

This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing it with us.

You can easily see why this quilt is so popular! Congrats to you! Best wishes in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

You did do it! Yay! I still love the screwdriver the best. Very cute quilt. I love the quilting, too - very creative. I do adore quilting by check. :)

Beth said...

This quilt is so darn cute! What a great design! And the quilting just adds to it.

Ruth said...

This is such a fun quilt; you did a great job of designing it and choosing the fabrics,

That is another super cute quilt you have created! It's perfect! I saw it over at the BQF... I didn't realize it was your design too! You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is adorable and boyish. I can be so hard to find both. What a nice design!And, I love the quilting that was added to it.

Cynthia said...

Tools! I love it! Great fabrics and quilting too! Super cute!

Robin said...

Super cute!!! I think I saw this one hanging in a booth in Houston? I was kind of kicking myself I didn't get the pattern-- but now I know where to go! :)

Anonymous said...

Kelli, Love your quilt, it is stunning!!!!!! Wish it was on my bed!!!Julie Beard

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