Monday, June 9, 2014

My Favorite Quilt

Have you heard about the "My Favorite Quilt" link up being curated by Jessica from Quilty Habit over at Sew Mama Sew?  I thought I'd play along.  There are even prizes up for grabs if you'd like to link up. :) And you'll find a list of questions to answer, too, if you do decide to play.

Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it?  What pattern did you use?  What fabrics?

My favorite quilt that I've made, at the moment is Mod GeoCruiser. I made it a little over a year ago. It's my own design, made originally out of Textures and Pure Elements solids.

Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?

I designed it for the 2013 Art Gallery Fabrics Make it Right Challenge.  Then, when I made it into a pattern, I made it again, out of Riley Blake fabrics, and that quilt traveled to Riley Blake's Fabric Fest, and to Quilt Market in Houston last fall.

(at Quilt Market)
(at Fabric Fest)

What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?

I have fabulous memories with the making of this quilt, b/c it makes me think of my friend Lisa who is the one who told me about the Make it Right Challenge and encouraged me to enter, which led to meeting Nedra and some other fun things, which led to meeting (well, not really..but kind of..through cyberspace) Jina. Plus, the quilt got to go to some cool places that I personally didn't get to go to, so I feel like I lived vicariously through it a tiny bit. :)

What do you like best about the quilt?

I love that it's so happy. Cruisers are such happy, colorful bikes. That and the opportunities that it presented me with.  

How did you grow as a quilter while making it?

It's the first design that I actually sketched out and sewed up all on my own.  So I learned a lot of mathy things.  And when turning it into a pattern, I learned sooo much about how time consuming and difficult it can be to write something into a pattern.

If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?

I would definitely make it out of different fabrics again.  I can picture it in so many different colors.  I definitely want to try it someday with more polka dots involved, and with a linen background.

Where is the quilt now?

The original quilt is hanging on a quilt ladder in our family room. The pink/pattern cover one, unfortunately, didn't make it back from Quilt Market.  Not sure if it was lost in transit, borrowed, or stolen.. I'm beginning to think that it might have just been stolen, since it hasn't turned up anywhere.  :(  Riley Blake has been sooo fabulous through it all though. Jina is tooo nice!  She has offered to make a replacement quilt exactly like the one that went missing.

Once in a while I google it just to see if a pic of it turns up somewhere, and imagine my surprise the other night when I googled it and this pic popped up!  Someone has sewn up a very similar shop sample, and has kitted it!  I was so excited!  It's at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shop in Utah.

(thanks for listening to me drone on about this quilt again!) ha! Head over here to read about more "Favorite Quilts". :)

Happy Tuesday!


Leanne M said...

Hi Kelli, having started the process of sewing just my second quilt, I am in awe of anyone who can design their own patterns. The cruiser is lovely, what a shame that your special quilt did not come home!

Such a fun quilt! I would love to see a polka dot and linen version :)

The few times I've mailed a quilt somewhere, I've worried about it getting stolen. Sorry this happened to you, after all that hard work.

quiltmania said...

I loved this quilt from the start! You did such a wonderful job on it. Too bad about the quilt from market going missing :(

It's a fun quilt, but sorry about the one that rode off into the sunset!

Melody said...

It is a wonderful quilt

Vicki said...

What a beautiful and fun quilt! So sorry to hear that your quilt was lost/stolen. That must have been very difficult to deal with.

Lisa Lisa said...

Oh, Kelli! I sure wish that quilt would come back home :( I love that quilt, and maybe someday I'll finish mine. Might have to play along :)

It's definitely one of my favorites, too! Such a bummer that the pink version has gone missing though :-(

Beautiful quilts! Your pattern design is wonderfully unique. How sad that the pretty pink one has not come back to you. I hope someday it shall find its way home. Thanks for sharing your favorite quilt!

Lisa C said...

I am really sorry your quilt is lost. It is a darling pattern and I agree, it would be pretty cute in dots -- and purple!

Oh no... I hope you do get it back - it is a wonderful quilt.

Nedra said...

It's one of my favorite quilts, too! I love mine! I"m still so sad over the loss of your Gracie Girl fabric one. I keep praying it will show up somewhere, someday.

PatSloan said...

your bike quilt is awesome! I remember seeing it at market! love it in PINK! I shared my favorite quilt at

What a wonderful quilt! So sad that one was lost in transit...hopefully it will magically reappear someday...

I never get tired of seeing your quilt! It is a happy quilt... and on my list to do this year! I like the version of the one at Utah quilt shop.

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