Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2011

I always intend to be a part of this… The Bloggers Quilt Festival, but never get around to doing the post… something comes up or I don’t have a picture of the quilt… or… well I just procrastinate right past the deadline… and I almost did it again. (edit- there are over 500 entries in the BQF, and as much as I would like to visit each and everyone and comment on them.... there just isn't enought time in my day, THANKS for stopping by).

I have already posted about this quilt, but it is special!!!
cr-C-quilt
It was intended for my 1st niece as a baby quilt, but then things changed and quilting took a back seat. It was also a UFO project for this year and one I did manage to complete on time! I have slacked off on the UFO project… I guess I am not motivated, but there is always 2012.
So, back to this quilt,  I am also posting it because I will be handing it over to my sister, to give to her oldest daughter, which also happens to be my 1st niece.
cr-C-quilt-app-detail

A quick recap of the quilts life… a pattern adapted from a Judy Martin book and begun in Paradise CA in 1988. The top was completed and the hand quilting begun and this is where one of the side tracks happened. The cross hatching did not meet up the way it should have on the last corner of the center and I didn’t know what went wrong… and I moved to San Diego, where I didn’t have the space or time to quilt, and add to that a misdiagnosed tendonitis as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…

cr-C-quilt-back

In 2002 a move to Nebraska, where a sewing space was available and a decision on fixing the middle was made and the completion of hand quilting in the center. In one of the moves, the stencil for the cable on the last border was discarded… so that was the next hurdle. Found a close match. Then a move to Chicagoland where it languished again… In 2011 I joined Patchwork Times UFO Challenge to get some UFO’s done. And it is done and soon to be united with its owner.

Thanks for stopping by- More later-Beth

19 comments:

Jan said...

And...it is a beauty indeed. My dream is to someday do a wall quilt with that kind of quilting. To me, it is all about the quilting. Yes, I love doing the patchwork, but quilting is so pure and therapeutic for me. Keep on quilting Beth and take care.

Lonci said...

Amazing work, congratulations:)

MARIKA said...

Very nice work Quilt,

Becky said...

YEA!! It's beautiful! I'm sure it'll be worth the wait when your niece gets it!! Congrats on chipping away at those UFO's!

wolfiestitchin said...

I'm pretty sure your 1st niece is going to love it since it's beautiful! All that applique and - that handquilting has a very huge WOW factor.
HUGS!

Sheila said...

Wow, that is quite a story of starts and stops! But, it is done now and it is lovely. Congrats, a job well done.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great story and quilt!! gourgeous

Fleurette said...

Beth your quilt is beautiful! all that work. I love the applique and hand quilting. Just gorgeous!!

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt is just beautiful!

straythreads said...

beautiful quilt
ann

Kit Lang said...

What a lovely quilt! And beautiful qiulting. Glad you finally finished it - thanks for sharing.

Eileen said...

Beth, this is so beautiful! I love applique and yours is just lovely. Such pretty colors and the quilting is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kathy said...

I love applique quilts, and yours is really beautifully made. Thanks for sharing it!

Karen said...

Well, you and your quilt have certainly been on a journey together. Lots of time and lots of places. It has certainly stood the test of time and looks lovely. So much beautiful hand stitching.
Lovely to see.
What a beautiful gift.

Meg said...

YAY!! It's more about seeing you...and getting to see the quit done too!!

Karen S said...

So beautiful -- I know how much work it was (now that I'm an appliquéer too!) What a great gift! (Happy Day to you!) ;-)

SewWhatsNew said...

Congratulations on finishing it. It is beautiful.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your applique is beautiful. Great job!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

What Comes Next? said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and I'm sure your niece will love it now, as much as she would have as a baby. Sometimes life has us making detours, but I'm so glad you finished this one and sheared it with us.