Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On Line Quilt Festival

Amy of Park City Girl organized an Online Quilt Festival. 

3437746881_4abcf175e0_m Her idea is for us to share one of our favorite quilts, give the story behind it then link back to her blog.  In this way everyone has the opportunity to view quilts from all over the world from the comfort of their own homes and to read the stories behind them.  Cool, huh?

My favorite quilt is derived from a pattern that was featured in the June 2008 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

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The pattern is called "Sweet Retreat" and was designed by Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Dry Goods. In her design, Holly had included some large floral setting squares which I opted to leave out.

First Photos 004 I knew when I started this quilt that it would be a challenge for me because I hadn’t been quilting for that long.  It took me ten days from start to finish to cut it out and then piece it.  Then off it went to the machine quilter’s.

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The addition of Prairie Points framed the quilt very nicely.

This is my favorite quilt that I’ve made thus far in my still relatively short quilting journey.  Hopefully there will be many more to follow.

Happy Stitching!

 

Kaaren

31 comments:

Stephanie said...

Kaaren, it's just beautiful. I love the prairie points! Each time you show peeks of your home I know it's a warm and inviting place to be.

Bunny said...

Kaaren I love this quilt I just finished mine but I still have to quilt it. I did mine is similar colours as yours but I made those triangels for the binding too LOL. My friend made one also in totally different colors and they look so different. I love yours. Way to go.

Janet said...

what a beautiful soft quilt. It looks so good on the bed and the quilting on it is wonderful too. You must be proud of this one.

Sew Many Ways... said...

I just love this quilt...so pretty. I noticed your pictures have frames around them and I can enlarge the pictures...woo hoo!!
~Karen~

Quilt Hollow said...

Just box this baby up and send it on over will ya?

Now I have to go find this issue of the magazine! Thanks...another project in my future!

Julie said...

well chooky, i can see why this is your favourite quilt...it's simply beautiful! lots of toil has gone into it and it's hard to believe you had not been into quilting very long when you made it.
well done!
julie :)

Carol said...

Very pretty. I like the addition of the prairie points. The color combination is lovely.

Linda said...

Such a beautiful quilt, soft colours. I love the bed frame you have this on.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt. It looks so soft and cozy. I love AP&Q designs.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

This is a very pretty quilt. I really like this pattern. It looks lovely on the bed. I also like the quilt you have in an earlier blog--the simple pattern but bright colors. Keep up the good work!

Stina said...

I so love this quilt.. .Love the colours you chose and fabrics..:o)

Zonnah said...

Very cute.

Sara said...

Kaaren, its beautiful! I love the colors and I remember admiring that pattern! You did a great job on it!

Carla said...

It's very beautiful! Wonderful colors.

Sherri said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love it...and I also agree with Stephanie...your home looks lovely too!

Serena said...

These colors are just beautiful...it looks so warm and inviting...just beautiful....

Carrie P. said...

I love it and those prairie points are just perfect. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilt.

Suzanne said...

Kaaren - The whole setting - the throw pillows, the headboard and footboard and the final touch with the prairie points is just lovely!

Quilt Rat said...

HOLY COW! beautiful, well done, enjoy the festival

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Kaaren - you would never know you hadn't been quilting long. That is amazing. Such a delicate pattern and so many little pieces. I know I have said it before, but you are one very talented artist!

LOL - don't pack your bags next - I got first dibs!! Isn't that home wonderful! I had to share!

Have a great evening, hugs, Linda

Candace said...

What a beautiful quilt, Kaaren! It has a real vintage feel to it!
Cheers!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Very beautiful! I just love feminine quilts with lots of white! Having three boys, I do not use white...ever! lol! Your work is always an inspiration!

Allie said...

That's lovely! But oh so intimidating to me, lol! Prairie points too, my gosh I'm so impressed.

Dorothy said...

Kaaren, the quilt is lovely. Your color choices are wonderful. It's incredible that you completed the top in just 10 days!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Kaaren that is so lovely. I love the sweetness and the colors in the quilt. The white showcases the pattern.

Quilt Hollow said...

Went looking for the magazine...don't have it or somebody borrowed it never to return. No big deal....one less quilt I'll worry about. OR...it will keep nagging me enough to ask guild buds. :-) Came back here to tell you this, spotted it again...and oh my!!

Catherine said...

I love that quilt! It is so soft and fresh looking!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Soo pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa D. said...

Your quilt is just beautiful, Kaaren. Very fresh and romantic.

stitchinpenny said...

Amazing quilt.

Rose Marie said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Very cottagey looking.