When Amy of Park City Girl announced the Bloggers Quilt Festival, I have to admit that since I'm so new to the blogging world, I really didn't completely understand how it worked...I still don't, but I am catching on a bit. I also couldn't really think of a quilt worthy of sharing because I really haven't made too many (I've made tons of quillows, but only a handful of true quilts). So, this morning, I realized that I did have a quilt that was unique to me and very memorable, and since I cannot figure out how to do Amy's thing and it's probably too late to enter anyway, I thought I'd go ahead and share my quilt with you (I may even try posting with Amy, hoping it works and I don't look like too much of a blogger-dummy!)
Some of you may have participated in this same quilt along. Helen Stubbings of Hugs from Helen hosted a Summer Mystery Quilt Along last year. Since she is in Australia, it was summer for her - winter for me here in the states. It sounded like so much fun and so interesting to not know what it was you were making! She gave us a list of fabrics needed, suggested color variations
and then every few days or so she would give us a little task to do, a small piece of the quilt to assemble.
It was so exciting to receive the next installment in our quilt journey, always anticipating what it was going to look like
Several weeks later, we were able to see our finished product as we put the final top together.
I made my quilt out of fabrics I had stashed in my closet and couldn't begin to tell you what line they were from, if any. I also hand quilted it.
I truly loved every minute of it! Helen is a great quilting teacher! I even hope to make the quilt again some day in a different color scheme.
This quilt is living with some one in Ireland now, I believe.
I will definitely keep a link to the festival and try to look at all the quilts over a period of time...perhaps after the holiday rush is over and I can justify sitting in front of my computer for hours on end, drooling over everyone's quilts!
Thanks so much for visiting!