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Friday, May 28, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My quilt for the festival isn't spectacular. It isn't cutting edge, or modern, or even my own pattern. But it is my very favorite quilt- the one I reach for when I am tired, sad, cold, watching a movie, or just want a hug :)

My Bamboo Quiltie

This is my Peace and Serenity quilt. The pattern is from Anka's Treasures and the fabrics are mixture of Shangri-La by Moda and Winsome from Benartex. I absolutely love the calmness of this quilt! This quilt has the nickname "my bamboo blankie" because it was the first quilt I used 50/50 bamboo/cotton batting in. I really like it- it's thin but warm, and it has a beautiful drape!

I also used my embroidery machine to make a label for this quilt! I enjoy playing with all the fonts in the software :)

Embroidered Quilt Label

Happy Blogger's Quilt Festival everyone!!

22 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful quilt! I like it too! :0)

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  2. The fabrics is this quilt are awesome! So calming. It looks so soft and squishy! Love it!

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  3. It is very calming!! I really like the label. I am inheriting an embroidery machine from my grandma who passed away this month and never thought it could be used to make such cool labels. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. It's beautiful and very calming! Great label!

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  5. That's a beautiful quilt (no need to apologize for anything!!!) and it obviously means a great deal to you. Perfect for sharing in the quilt festival! I'm getting worried about the whole 'modern' quilt blogging movement preventing people from celebrating gorgeous quilts that don't necessarily have Kona snow or charcoal backgrounds. They all take our time and love to create...they're all worth celebrating. Thanks for sharing!

    Climbing off soapbox now :)

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  6. Splendid. Or so very peaceful. Love the design, prints, colors. Absolutely beautiful. You did a fantstic job. Love, love, love it.
    Did I say love it? Love it!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. What a great update/combo of bowtie and logcabin blocks. Looks very cozy.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  8. Very pretty (and peaceful)!

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  9. We all need more Serenity! Great quilt!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  10. It's beautiful! And yep, very peaceful looking with the soft colors.

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  11. Lovely quilt! The colors ARE so peaceful and serene.

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  12. Gorgeous quilt. I love the serene and calming feeling that radiates from it.

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  13. I adore the colour combination. Very beautiful indeed. Alot of the best quilts aren't the most cutting edge or up-to-the-minute modern. Most are beautiful in their own way.

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  14. I love your quilt - very peaceful and welcoming. And all quilts are beautiful in their own way - each quilt is different, like people! No need to explain or apologize for loving one!

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  15. I see why it is your favorite, the colors and pattern are just very cozy and comforting. I love it!

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  16. Oh! Very beautiful! I really need to get on the ball and finish a quilt! I have so many unfinished ones! Do you only use the 50/50 batting now?

    ..I am off today from work, so will hopefully get to some others on the quilt fest. I have some drawing orders to work on and of course, cleaning house... Now that our children are grown and my hubby and I are empty nesters, I can't be a "stay at home mom", but I would love to be a stay at home wife :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    If you have a moment to come over, please let me know by leaving a comment at my post. It was fun meeting you! If you dont mind me asking...what type of sewing machine do you use?

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  17. Love your quilt. The colors are great.

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  18. nice quilt that fits its name. colors are lovely. thanks for sharing.

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  19. Peace and serenity, the world may some day find, is truly what is spectacular. Lovely work.

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  20. It's a very beautiful quilt with great sentiments. I can see why you enjoy it. I liked the colors too. Very calming and mellow. Thanks for sharing.
    Rie.

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