Friday, May 20, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I really wanted to have a new quilt to show for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, but I have come to accept that I am not going to get it done in time. Instead I decided to show the first finished quilt I shared on my blog back in June 2009. I figure most people haven't seen/ read those posts. You can read the original posts here  , here and here.

It started with this book that my husband picked out and bought for me. My daughter and I both liked the quilt on the cover and I decided to make it for her 7th birthday. Lucky for me (and her) JoAnn's had recently released a line of fabric called, Calliope, which is also her name (needless to say, I bought a lot).

I decided to make my version of the quilt 3 x3 instead of 4 x 4. Here are the 9 dresses in 9 different "Calliope" fabrics.

And her name cut from the selvages to use as the belts.

Blocks made up and ready to be made into a quilt top.

A happy Calliope with the quilt hung over her bed on her 7th birthday. I actually finished it a day early!

She turns 9 in a couple weeks and the quilt now hangs over her desk. She still likes to talk about it and asks me which dress is my favourite.


Next year she turns 10! Guess it is time for another quilt.

Thanks Amy for hosting the Quilt Festival. Go here, to look at more quilts (over 600!).

In other news, I hope to get some quilting done tonight since it is Friday Night Sew-In. If you want to sign up, go here.

We are moving the end of this month to be closer to school, everything in my etsy shop is 10% off. Use the coupon code MovingSale to receive your discount.

I am also participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day next Monday. Come back for 2 giveaways!

And one last thing, you may have noticed on my sidebar that I have entered the McCall's Quilt Design Contest. There are still a few days left in this round, so please go visit... and maybe vote for my quilt

Thanks for visiting.

6 comments:

  1. What fabulous serendipity that the fabric line so appropriately named came out when you were going to make the quilt.

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  2. I worked in a quilt shop & saw this book on the rack every day; I fell in love with this quilt then. You did a wonderful job.

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  3. Wow, that is just darling! What a great idea to use her name! I'll have to keep an eye out for Jennifer and Mack selvages! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt and lovely story! The belts with her name are just perfect!

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