Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I noticed on another blog a link to a Quilt Festival.  I decided to check it out, and join in. Check it out for yourself here:
Amy's Creative Side


I decided to highlight this Tie-Dyed quilt, because it was one of my favorites and also one of my most challenging to date.  The full background story and who it went to can be found here, but in short - it was made for a Christmas exchange called "Make My Christmas".  We draw names and make something for the recipient.     




The front.

Close up of a few blocks...

The back.

Close up of the back (with a little of the quilting).

Folded on the pool table.


The recipient LOVED this quilt!  It personifies her personality completely.  And I loved that she was so happy with it.


Stop on over to the Quilt Festival and check out all of the other entries!


AMW

21 comments:

Teresa said...

I love the tie-dye!The backing is really awesome!

Sandra said...

What a fun quilt with the perfect backing. Isn't fun to make a quilt that just fits the new owner. Kudos
Come see my entries, #212 repro cheddar stars and 216 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Jane said...

What a fun quilt! I look at it and feel 18 again!

Sandy said...

I love this - you are a master at tie-dying as well as quilting!

Shay said...

I dont think I've ever seen another tie dye quilt before. It's lovely. Im so glad the recipient was thrilled with it.

Nice to see you showcasing your wonderful quilts AMW!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Wow, that is great. Do you think you'd ever make another quilt like this again? The back is so beautiful it really lends detail to the front, great job, and it's wonderful the person you gave it to loved it so much.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work Gratula color

Dee J. said...

The gorgeous colors of tie-dye just lifts the spirit. What a wonderful gift.

Sara said...

Creative design here with the tie dye prints---makes you want to have some fun!!

Cynthia L. said...

Not sure which I like better, the front or the back! You did such a good job on this quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

Take me back to the '60s. Love the tie-dye.

Lauren P said...

Wow! That's cool!

Eileen said...

Totally cool, dudette!! Love this. Fun story aboutvthe making and who wouldn't have loved it, but so happy she really did a lot! Have done some tie dying but not to this extent...you rock! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

I have never seen this idea before to use tie dyed fabrics. It is a stunning quilt. And I love the back, too!

Jo Ann said...

Amazing! It turned out perfect. No wonder she loved it!!!! I know it will be cherished for years to come. Awesome work :)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Awesome! So cool. :)

Hollie said...

Wow! How cool!

Teje said...

Wonderful, beautiful, fantastic! I love this kind of colourful art!
Sunny wishes from Crete!

Chicken Julie said...

Crazy fun!

Magoo said...

dude.....awesome!
im wearing a tie-dye shirt that i made at this very moment. :) i LOVE your quilt, i think you have inspired a quilty project on my to-do list.

Carol G said...

I love your quilt. I have started dabbling with dyes. This idea of sashing them together is great.
quiltfever.wordpress.com