Thursday, April 23, 2009

late to the party but i made it

well i really can't call it fashionably late...just really late. but i decided to join park city girl's
online quilt festival.
tomorrow's the last day to enter.
a little about this quilt:
this was my first quilt that i made that had triangles in it. yes, that was only last year mind you. up to that point i had made a lot of square blocked quilts and one buggy barn quilt...and that's it. i finally got the nerve to try something a little more advance (for me).
i think of this quilt as my hurdle of finally getting over being scared of trying new things in quilting.
i still consider myself a very beginner quilter.
VEEEEERRRRY beginner.
but most defitnitely i'm excited to keep going and learning.
and i'm not afraid anymore.

49 comments:

rachel griffith said...

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt SO much!!!
be still my heart.

you may consider yourself just a beginner, but you are fabulous darling.
:D

Sherri said...

I love this quilt! This is the quilt that made me start reading your blog!!!

Wendy said...

I really like that quilt! I want to learn to quilt, but havent gotten around to it yet.

Quilt Rat said...

Oh now this is just wonderful. I LOVE pinwheels, this is just so cheery bright and summery. Well one!

karen said...

Your quilt is crisp, colorful, and fun! You did a wonderful job on your first attempt at triangles. I am self-taught; each new quilt I made had one new thing in it I'd never done before. Keep up the beautiful work!

Stephanie said...

Well you did a beautiful job! The colors are happy and fresh against the white. Pinwheels are such fun blocks.

sweetbabies00 said...

Great job, I know just how you feel about the nerves, Just go for it. You are fab!

amylouwho said...

I love this too! I've been admiring it on your header! I've always had a thing for pinwheels since I saw Meg Ryan's quilt in You've Got Mail. I've been wanting to try one - did you use half-square triangles?

Great quilt!

ginger said...

Love this quilt! In fact, I have one almost the same being quilted as we speak. You are making me wish I had added a border to mine. Love it!

Zonnah said...

Beautiful! I love pinwheels.

Mindy said...

This is one of my all-time favorite ever quilts! I'm so glad you got over being afraid, and you're entering it!! Go, V!!

forever folding laundry said...

This quilt makes me want to lie down in some grass and drink lemonade. I LOVE it. Way to go for entering!

~Keri

Robin said...

I love this quilt! This one has been on my list for quite some time...I just need to go ahead and jump on it!

Angie said...

Gorgeous quilt, great job :-)

Michaela said...

Very very pretty... I love those early morning photos... Right, it was taken in the morning?

Serena said...

This is a fabulous quilt...be proud!! Very classic and timeless looking..

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You certainly conquered the triangles with this quilt. Beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

I love, love, love pinwheels and yours is beautiful!

dotti white said...

That quilt is amazing! You did a wonderful job and I am so grateful that you showed it! I have been dying to make one similar--hopefully this summer I can tackle it! Have a happy weekend!

scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love all the colors in it.

Nicole said...

I have always loved this quilt. I even bought some fabric to make one of my own, but I don't like the fabric as well as what you used so I'm having a tough time wanting to actually use it! How fun that you got to meet camille, or maybe you already know her. Your blog and hers are the two blogs that I check daily. I'd love to meet you both sometime but I think I'd looks like one chubby woman standing next to the two of you!

Tara said...

I love this quilt! I always look at it in you header. I think it's the colors, or just loving the wee play fabrics I see! Rather makes me nostalgic for stuff that was way before my time!

Ben said...

I really love that quilt!

Now I am a beginner...with lots of fears about quilting.

I can't wait to see what you are going to show us to make...you mentioned something below. I have my first really big run this weekend and will be ready to sit and craft next week!

Bonnie said...

It i sgorgeous, V! Hugs to you and have fun!

Kara said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! In my book, you are definitely not a beginner. I think you are amazing!!!!

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I love the colors. Pinwheels are one of my favorite quilts. Love it!!!!!

Elise said...

If you think you are a very beginner quilter then you must be a prodigy, cause it is awesome!! Thank you for the chandie advice. One of my friend's suggested red or black, so now I am totally confused!! ;)
Elise

Melody said...

I love your quilt. Pinwheels are just to happy.

Betsy said...

If you are just a beginner than I might as well put up the sewing machine. That is amazing. I truly am a beginner and only aspire to make a quilt that beautiful.

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous! i love pinwheels.

Anonymous said...

I have been loving that quilt since you put it on your header. It' so bright and cheery. Love the colors.

You have such a great nack for putting colors together.

Minda

A Girl Called Dallan said...

I'm so glad that you shared this and that I got to see it. You inspire me!

Biddy22 said...

Great quilt. It doesn't look like the work of a beginner. Super fabric choices. Well done!

Kari said...

I love the border you did. You obviously have a great eye!

Zarina said...

When I first got my sewing machine last December, I used this pattern as well for my practice piece. I will be revisiting this again because it is such a lovely pattern to show off the colors (planning to use solid cotton sateen I think).

henny said...

This my first visit here. Nice blog and cool quilts...
Beginner?? I think you're not. me the one who is a beginner, just have started to learn sew in the mid of last year because of blogging :)

jlk said...

Very cute. It makes me think of relaxed evenings in the summer when kids are chasing fireflies and adults are on the porch drinking lemonade.

Priscilla said...

beginner or not, it is a lovely quilt. i would gladly snuggle under it on a cool evening...
Kristina
priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love that quilt so much - I love all the white in it!

Sharla said...

i love this quilt

kristine hanson said...

I copied this quilt after seeing your pinwheel tut.....it is at the quilters as we speak...my husband liked it so much I am going to make another one that we are donating in memory of his parents (we lost both of them in 2008) we are donating it to The Hospice House, we thought the colors were cheery and who does not like a pinwheel?

Have you ever thought about setting up a flickr page for people to post pictures of things you have posted on Moda or of tuts on your blog?

dee said...

This is so adorable...in fact..your whole blog is adorable. So glad to have found it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I never would have guessed that was your first non-square quilt! It's great!! Thanks for sharing :)

Heather said...

Beauty FULLLL!!! I love it!! What a talent you are!!

Patty said...

Very nice quilt; I love the colors!

Chiska said...

I love your quilt and I loved your tutorial for it. I made a much smaller one and it was a big baby step for me in the quilting world. Thanks for your terrific instructions!

stitchinpenny said...

Love that point matching. Seriously it is a beautiful quilt.

Trisha said...

This is stunning! I love it!

Vicki said...

Wonderful. So bright and cheerful.

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