Friday, April 17, 2009

My Favorite Quilt


Every time someone asks about my favorite quilt I change my mind. Amy did a poll for her 100th post quite a while ago and I chose my Road to the Marathon quilt. Now when I look back over my blog history, I really like my Elm Creek quilt. The colors are bright and happy, it reminds me of reading the books, and I love the fact that the blocks came out month by month and I followed them on a blog. That was before I had one of my own and discovered the rings of people who all kept up quilt blogs. I am still working on the hand quilting of this one. I'm not very adept at it, and I tend to avoid things that I am not confident about. It is on my list though, so it will be finished when it's number comes up. I'm off to sew something. It's Friday and I can sit at my machine without guilt. The online quilt festival is this week, so I hope you all get to spend a little time creating something.

31 comments:

Dr. Quiltmom said...

So bright and cheery. I really like it. I haven't tried a sampler yet.

Quilt Pixie said...

I love how each block is a limited colour pallette, yet the whole quilt has few "repeat" colours -- the muticoloured border does a great job of tying it all together. Sound like great memories tied up with this one. :-)

Carol said...

I love the colors you picked out. I have the Elm Creek series and it is nice to see one actually made up.

Kerri said...

oh, i love your quilt!! so bright and cheery!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

It truly lovely! Beautiful, cheerful quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

Fun quilt. I like the way the blocks dance across the top.

Zonnah said...

I love how the blocks are not straight across! Love it.

jlk said...

I love your colors and block placement. I have always wanted to do an Elm Creek Quilt, being a big fan of the book, and your quilt gives me some inspiration!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cool quilt. It is fun and cheery.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

oh gee Angela! Thanks! (sarcastic undertone!)
I was JUST about to head downstairs for the day, but noooo, I needed to read about this National Quilt Festival and then spend the next 30 minutes looking around at all the other quilts posted!!!
And I can't head downstairs yet EITHER because now I have to go blog about MY favorite quilt and get linked into the Festival!!!
Sheesh!
:0)

Yes dear, I adore your Elm Creek as well. Very FUN blocks and colors!

Can't wait to see how you spend your weekend quilting away :0)

scrappy quilter said...

I really like the outcome of this quilt. Really pretty.

Nanci said...

So many names, so many comments. Yours deserves one...it's really sweet!

Emma said...

Great quilt! I've read all the books, but haven't made any of the quilts yet - one day!

nicolette said...

Happy quilt, love the randomness of the blocks!

stitchinpenny said...

A little wonkiness on the blocks, bright colors and a piano key border. I need another grandchild so I can do a quilt like this.

Cindra said...

Such a happy, colorful quilt. I love it... perfect for kids!

karenfae said...

cute and colorful - what child wouldn't like it?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

What a great sampler! I love the colors you choose and the border is really fun :) Thanks for sharing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your quilt is so colorful and happy - I love it!

Quilt Rat said...

What a delightful quilt, love the way you set those blocks. Enjoy the festival

Andi said...

Love the wonkiness and the bright colours offset by the crisp white.

Micki said...

I loved the way you set the block in the sampler. It is beautiful!
Micki

Janet Brady said...

Great colors! I like how the blocks are tipped. It really makes it interesting. Bravo!

highwaycottage said...

Gorgeous. Love all the colours. I'm a bit intimidated with hand quilting too. It's easier on the machine :-)

Ilena said...

WHat a beautiful happy quilt. The tipped blocks look like they are doing a happy dance!

Ilena said...

WHat a beautiful happy quilt. The tipped blocks look like they are doing a happy dance!

Janet Hartje said...

Love the tipped blocks! Gorgeous colors.

Ariane said...

I love it. The blocks look great tipped like that.

Ariane said...

I love it. The blocks look great tipped like that.

Tina said...

I love the bright colors on white and how you twisted the blocks. Beautiful.

Natalie said...

I love it! SO bright and beautiful...and I love how the blocks are set crooked in their rows. Perfect.