Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Mystery Quilt

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.

Rose Trellis.

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!

24 comments:

Robin Hill Quilts said...

Welcome Jenn!
I love the colors you chose for your quilt and your hand quilting is beautiful~hand quilting is still my favorite~

Deborah said...

lovely colors and handquilting

Zonnah said...

Very pretty :)

2miracles/Tove said...

Very pretty I like your choice of colors.

Marie said...

It looks so alive. Great color combination. Congratulations

Carol said...

Love Helen's designs and your quilt turned out fabulously well.

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt. How great that you were able to make it fabrics form your stash.

SaraRules said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your color choices, and your hand quilting is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hey Jen!

You did a really great job in this quilt! The hand quilting is gorgeous! Someday I will learn how to hand quilt.....

Hope all is well with you!

Miri said...

Lovely quilt!

Welcome to blogging! I remember when I started last year and wasn't sure how to do anything bloggy!

quiltmom said...

Welcome to blogging Jenn- I am sure you are going to enjoy the many wonderful quilters that you meet from all over the globe.
Your quilt is truly lovely- you did beautiful hand quilting on it and the colors were very pretty.
Thanks for sharing it.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Carolyn said...

Your quilt is so lovely! You made some great color choices. :)

Diane said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

beth said...

lovely quilt! hand quilted too! wow!

ktquilts said...

Wow! To hand quilt it then give it away! Really encourages me to be more giving!

Blessings,
KT

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Love the colors! Great quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very beautiful! Love the colors. Great job.

Leslie said...

this is a beautiful quilt....love the color

Kristen said...

I love the hand quilting! Someone will cherish this I am sure of it. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. You did a great job picking your fabrics and hand quilting it. Thanks for sharing it wth us.

trish said...

Your quilt is beautiful!
:o) Trish

Michelle said...

your quilt is so pretty! Well Done :)

Lesly said...

Gorgeous hand quilting! I don't know if I would have the courage to embark on a mystery quilt - what if you didn't like it when it was finished? If only they were all as nice as yours!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Wow. Hand quilting is one of the things on my list. Beautiful work, and what a fun surprise!

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