Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival : :

blogger quilt festivalI decided to join in and share one of the quilts I made this year in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats : :

Finished quilt measures : : 68" x 80"
Special techniques used : : improv piecing and quilting as you go
Quilted by : : me on my home machine
Best Category : : Favorite Scrap Quilt


Improv Scraps Quilt

I chose to enter my Scrappy Improv Quilt because of what it means to me. I shared in my original post how I see this quilt as a "functional scrapbook" of all the many little projects I have made since I began to sew. When I look at it, I can see each of them, which is really special!!

Creating this little Improv Quilter is one of my most favorite sewing sessions ever! And I love seeing her in the corner when we're cuddled underneath this quilt!

Improv Girl

Scrappy Improv Quilt

I actually just packed this quilt and my others in preparation for our move. Sharing this post and looking back on how it all came together, was just the thing I needed to take the time to do today. I have been so busy packing and trying my best to keep up with everything else, it was nice break. I'm grateful now that this quilt will also be a keepsake for us to have of our time spent together in this house.

Scrappy Improv Quilt

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I encourage you to check out the other entries in the Festival, you are sure to be inspired and still have time to enter one of your own! Maureen 
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45 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lovely; Maureen. I love the block that you focused on in your picture...

CitricSugar said...

Your improv quilter block is so great, Maureen! Beautiful quilt.

Laura said...

I love it, love it, love it!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck!!!

Missy Shay said...

I love your quilt, especially your Improv quilter!

nhlady said...

It's a great quilt, Maureen. Love it, love it, love it!

I know you are really busy with your impending move. Hope all is well and that you remember to save some time for yourself!

Hugs

Svetlana said...

this is such a gorgeous quilt, Maureen!

Tracee said...

That is really lovely Maureen.

Samantha said...

This is awesome. The little girl is so sweet :)

Sarah said...

Amazing quilt! =D

Shannon Phillips said...

Beautiful! What a work of art.

diegoagogo said...

Oh my, this is a fantastic quilt! I especially love the improv quilter!!
Good luck with your move, I am about to move myself so can relate.
Cheers
Lush
London, UK

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

That is still one of my most favored quilts ever. You are so talented and Im really excited for you all as you prepare to move!:)

Jill said...

Absolutely stunning!

Laura said...

I love improv quilts! Great job!

Carla said...

This is beautiful! I love the photo shoot too : )

Alisa Lamb said...

Absolutely breathtaking. You are such talent!

Sandra :) said...

I love that - I love scrappy quilts! Every time you run your hands over the quilt, you'll have memories of past projects - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Melissa Loves Color said...

I think I had just started following you when you made this quilt. I LOVE it. The little girl in the corner is really just fantastic. The colors are bright and bold and there is plenty of your turquoise in it! :)

Kirsten said...

Fabulous quilt - love the sweet block with the quilting girl!

Ethne said...

A great scrap quilt and I love your quilting girl block, she's just fun, fun, fun

Rene Sharp said...

Simply STUNNING!!! I am finding your blog so inspirational :)

Elsa said...

Maureen ~ really love the quilt and especially the Improv Quilter ~ she is so wonderful!
Happy Packing ~ so exciting to move to a new place ~ everything is fresh and full of promise!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is amazing!! WOW Maureen!!!

xLinda

Pile O Fabric said...

This quilt is so beautiful! I especially love your girl, so is a wonderful companion to have when snuggling i am sure haha

Amanda ~ A Crafty Fox said...

I love all of the colors in this quilt. And I love where you did your photo shoot, too. Awesome job!

elnorac said...

Gorgeous, and what a good way to remember your other sewing projects!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Yay! I get to see your girl again! Beautiful choice, and great highlight for the year!

**nicke... said...

i totally love this so much! so so so much!~

Annette said...

This is my favorite, Maureen! I popped over to the Festival and was blown away by all the beautiful quilts!

sandyb said...

Oh I just love your quilt and your beautiful girl is a wonderful addition.

Great choice!!!!!!!!!

Sheila said...

Brilliant.

Jacey said...

I intended to possibly join this year, but just didn't get to it. I love this one of yours!

Sharon said...

Fun quilt! I love this kind of quilt.

Karen M said...

I love the improv nature of your quilt; that makes it extra special. The little 'Improv Quilter' is great!

tusen said...

I love your improv quilter block.

Katy Cameron said...

I do love this wee girl and her quilt, good luck :o)

Also, just home and catching up on things, love all the felt sewing you've been doing :o)

purduepam said...

Love your improv quilt and especially the little improv quilter.

sonia said...

Beautiful quilt! Congrats

Ellie Q said...

This is so neat! I love the block you highlighted as well!

elfqueenof5 said...

There are so many things about this quilt that I love. I love the story it tells. I love the idea and the creativity of it! I love the improve quilter herself SOOOO SOOOO much! I love the personal meaning it has for you. I love the whimsy of it! I love the aesthetic even without knowing the backstory! It is so inspiring. I hope you won't mind if I do something similar for myself someday! I would of course give you and this quilt ALL the credit!

Sandra said...

What a charming quilt, love the girl block.

Come see my Batik Tulips #46
and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

beth said...

Love. THis. QUILT! Your improv. quilter is the perfect touch!

AnnieOf Blue Gables said...

I voted for your quilt.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick