Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival


When i was thinking about what quilt to enter into quilt festival i asked my husband which quilt did he like best. His vote was for my Wee Play quilt. It was definitely one of the ones in the running when i was trying to choose. So his vote it is!!!

This quilt does not have a special story to go along with it, we just love it, and it gets a pretty fair amount of use in our house, especially by the kids. It is always hanging over the arm of the couch waiting for someone to need it.

I think my favorite thing about it is the way the colors are arranged! A little rainbow in your day is always in order. The quilting is just straight lines, about a 1/4 inch off the seams. It is simple but simple is what makes it beautiful.

Some of you, who have read my blogs before may recognize it. If you have not seen it before you can see it in progress with more pictures here, and here and finished here. And if you are here visiting from quilt festival please come and take a look at some of the other quilts i have made, here. Be sure to look at all the other links at Amy's blog....there are many and that can be overwhelming...take a few days if you have to, it will be so worth it. You will get loads of inspiration and you might find your new favorite quilting blog. I guarantee you that what you see will take your breath away!



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76 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the rainbow effect, it looks like a loved, cozy quilt!

AnnieO said...

ROY G BIV always brings smiles, doesn't he? This is a very friendly happy quilt. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

angela said...

That's a very happy rainbow! I love those Wee play colors. And a well used quilt is always the best :)

Colleen said...

It's one of my favorites too!

Lara said...

This is such a lovely quilt!!

SewCalGal said...

Lovely quilt. I too love how you have arranged the fabrics & colors. Beautiful. Definitely a great quilt to snuggle up with.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Mary said...

These fabrics are great and I love the gradient effect of the colors in the arrangement of the blocks. I'm with you on quilting simply offset from the seams - it does make a beautiful quilt and also makes for one that is nice and soft too. No wonder it's so well-loved :)

SueWis said...

I love when the colors are the stars in a simple pattern. Very pretty quilt. :)

BaileyGirl5 said...

A well used quilt is a happy quilt!! Hey ... I just made that up!

I love the colors and patchwork is always a favorite of mine.

canuckquilter said...

Rainbows are just cheerful, and sometimes simple is best. I can see why this quilt is one of your favourites.

Grammie/Mom said...

I like it. Of course, I like them all! I've kept warm under this one a time or two.

Kimberly said...

I love that your arranged it in a rainbow. It makes it even lovelier. I adore the first shot with the legs all cozied up and the toes peeking out. :) Great quilt!

Deb said...

It's lovely! I still love simple squares, really I do :) The colours are really fresh and nice too.

Valentina said...

Oh Leslie, I love love love your quilt! The rainbow, the patterned fabrics... Lovely! and that pillowcase dress is delighful :)
Have a lovely Sunday!
Valentina from Cyprus

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BJ said...

Very pretty fabric mix. Lovely.

Lynne said...

I agree with the commenter one before BJ. Who am I kidding, I haven't got a clue what she said. The quilt is really fab - I love how it's a rainbow but more random than that. IT looks really great siting on that chair in the sunshine

whatktmadenext said...

Lovely quilt! I love rainbow quilts, there's just something about all the different colours that makes me smile!

Catherine said...

I've got to say this is one of my favourite quilts I've seen so far. I just love the simplicity of it and of course the rainbow effect. Obviously a popular quilt in your house too!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Any quilt with American Jane is a favorite in my book! I love this! You did a GREAT job!

Kris said...

Oh, this is one of my favorites too! I love the way the prints give a rainbow feel without being overpowering. Hope you're having a great weekend~

Erin O. said...

Wee play is one of my favorite lines. You did a great job.

erin lebeau said...

isn't that all the story a quilts needs: to be used & loved? very cozy, classic quilt http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

kylydia said...

This is great. Square patchwork quilts are some of my very favorite!

Denise said...

great quilt! My favorite quilts are the ones that I snuggle under.

Kate said...

love it!

Janet said...

Nice job on the quilt! Love the colors and the fact that it is put to good use! Nice blog - I'll come back sometime!

Ivory Spring said...

Leslie,

The most precious quilt is the most used and loved quilt! :) I love yours - the colors are so happy!

http://www.ivoryspring.wordpress.com

Laurel H. said...

I really love how you took this line and created a simple yet striking quilt. I don't think I've ever seen a better arrangement of these fabrics! Sigh; now I am coveting these fabrics, and I do believe they're no longer being printed! LOL!

Marit said...

Love it! There is nothing wrong with a simple layout to showcase pretty fabric. Your rainbow layout is very clever. I can see why this one is a family favorite - it would be mine too. Thank you for sharing it with us!
; )

Stephanie said...

A wonderful quilt to snuggle in. Bright and happy.

Kate said...

I love how you arranged the colours - great quilt.

mjb said...

The color placement is very fun!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Your husband made a great choice! I like the rainbow layout because each fabric gets more attention than if they are all mixed together.

Terriaw said...

Gorgeous! I love the rainbow effect, and the quilting lines work perfectly for this project. Well done! So fun to meet you and find your great blog!

kwiltmakr said...

I clicked your links so I could see the quilt progress and I am in love with the way you arranged the colors in that quilt. It would be a BIG favorite of mine too!

T.J. said...

I'm telling ya- I was never that head over heels for quilts until I started following your blog- adore the rainbow effect!!!!

Thanks for sending Trot your love- he is looking better each day :)

Have a great Monday!!!!

MaryMary said...

I like that one too! And I love the pic with your toes peeking out!

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Michele said...

I think beauty has a lot to do with simplicity. I really love your quilt for its beautiful simplicity!

janet said...

I agree, we can all use a little rainbow in our lives:) That is a very soft, cozy looking quilt!

Rebekah said...

This is beautiful! I love rainbow quilts and your quilting is so pretty on this.

Sandra Schwab said...

This is such a lovely quilt - I love the colours and fabrics you have used.

amandajean said...

I love how you arranged it by color. So so nice. A well loved quilt is the best kind!

Riel said...

Hi Leslie, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my festival quilt. Touring all the exhibits is so fun. I'm glad I stopped in here. I love the fabric in your quilt and the arrangement you chose is perfect!

Angie said...

Very nice. I definitely like the color arrangement.

Lis said...

I love your rainbow quilt.

Pat said...

Love that rainbow migration of color. Lots of movement in the quilt itself and it sounds like it gets moved from person to person in your family. A well used quilt is always a favorite for me!

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the rainbow arrangement!

myredbike said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for commenting on my BQF quilt! I love rainbows and your quilt is such a lovely, cheerful and effective rainbow!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Great quilt! He looks cozy.

mathea said...

That's such a nice quilt - I really like the rainbow effect!

Dolly said...

Hooray, your comments went over the "50" mark ! Just like mine !

I like this quilt so much, I could just come snuggle under it with you ! The picture with the two sets of feet is just THE BEST, though.

Your post is GOOD. Really tells what a quilt is for !

SarahB said...

Beautiful quilt! Simple designs are sometimes the most special I think, because we aren't afraid to love and use them! Love the rainbow effect!

Sherri said...

I love this quilt...I don't think I've ever seen a rainbow lay out before...and I love it!

tong said...

This is such a fun quilt! I love the rainbow of colours, it's definitely a pick-me-upper kind of quilt!

Lorraine said...

Wee Play is a favourite !!
Your quilt is really cute , I love the rainbow arrangement .
Thanks for stopping by mine .

janssen designs said...

I love patchwork and this quilt is wonderful!

wishes, true and kind said...

Yes, simple, but still beautiful! I love that you let your husband choose.

Ariane said...

It is beautiful. I love how you set up the blocks. I can see why it is a favorite.

Felicity said...

Love the way you laid out the color scheme.

erica said...

Love this quilt~great fabrics!

lifefullcircle said...

I am so in love with Wee Play...your quilt gives me many, many new ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Vicki said...

So pretty! I love these fabrics!

Aunt Spicy said...

its perfect! well loved quilts are the best!

Eileen said...

love rainbowy things and the quilt is very nice--so fun everyone loves snuggling under it!! what else could you ask for? looked at your mini mini quilt--darling!! i have some angel and santa dolls i've made that i should make some for

Chakatoria said...

Beautiful! The rainbow colors make it extra comfy. This rainbow can brighten any day. Can't wait to see more of your work.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I love the feet sticking out from under your quilt. It shows that this must be a well-used and well-loved quilt.

Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

Heather said...

What a beautiful rainbow! I can see what it gets loved so much.

Sandra said...

What a cheery quilt-its beauty is in its simplicity. Glad your husband appreciates your talent.
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Kristie said...

This is exactly what a quilt should be- colorful, cozy, and USED! I love the photo with the feet.

Thanks for your comments on my blog about my entry :-)

mybricole.com said...

I love it! That is one of my favorite fabric lines. I love the rainbow lines. What a great idea!

why not sew? said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! I love the fabric and I love the shot of the feet!

Jaclyn said...

I'm just getting around to replying to the comments on my Bloggers Quilt Festival quilt. There are so many great quilts to see, I don't think I've made it through the list yet!
Thanks for stopping by my little blog!!

Your quilt looks so lovely & cozy. I'm sure it gets plenty of use like any good quilt should!

Jaclyn

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'm just now attempting to get caught up I may not get done seeing all the quilts form the festival until the next one!

I love how you arranged the colors on this quilt. The simplicity is what makes it so amazing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog during the festival. :-)

Elizabeth D. said...

Ooooh, I love this one! I really dig this fabric collection, so cute! And I love seeing the quilt in use!

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