Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2012


  Amy's Creative Side

This is my very first attempt at creating a blog post, so wish me luck!  I just discovered the Bloggers Quilt Festival at http://amyscreativeside.com/2012/05/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2012/  sponsored by Amy's Creative Side and thought I would enter my first-ever FMQ'd quilt.  Up until about a year ago I had always hand-quilted all my work, but there are more quilts in my head waiting to be created than I have years left to hand-quilt every one of them!  So, my first FMQ project was created on a vintage 'cheater panel' using yard sale finds for the back and binding.  It was also my first charity quilt, donated to the local senior center soon after completion.  Without further ado, I'll attempt to add a few photos.



Now I'll need to learn more about settings, links, how to add buttons, etc., as time permits.  If you've read this far, thanks!  And a big thank you to Amy for hosting this Festival!

17 comments:

  1. Love dresden plates! Your quilt is a real beauty! Love the fabric.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. This festival is great, though I doubt I'll get through all the entries. A feast for the eyes though!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Welcome to blogging - the quilting/knitting/crafting/sewing online community is a lovely one to be a part of - I'm sure you'll really enjoy it.

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  3. I love the round dresdens! So pretty and I love your FMQing!

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  4. Wow! For your first FMQ it looks great.

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  5. I love the traditional patterns!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  6. Really impressive work for your first FMQ! Looks great. And welcome to the blogosphere!

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  7. Congratulations :) You did it! And your blog looks BEAUTIFUL! I also love your quilt! You are doing great, Keep up the good work and keep posting your stuff, it is so good to see !
    Godspeed,
    mary

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  8. Nicely done! Pretty colours and great stitching. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  9. Lovely quilt with such nice warm colours. Your first free-motion quilting is certainly WAY better than mine was. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  10. Hi, I got your email but you're coming through as a no reply (I can help you with that also). Can you email me again with your email address? Thanks Dana (StormyDays)

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  11. Awesome first FMQ project! It's so much fun isn't it??

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  12. Thanks to all of you who have left kind words about this quilt. It was fun to do and hooked me on FMQ'ing!

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  13. wow!! I love your free-motion quilting! very beautiful!!
    look forward to see your further works!
    hugs from Russia,
    Masha

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  14. I just might have to follow you into machine quilting. I hand quilt but sometimes am tempted to try quilting it on my machine just to speed it up and get onto the next quilt.

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