Friday, October 28, 2011

Quilt Festival

Purple-Lavender Quilt
Hi and welcome! The quilt pictured is one that I made for the Wrapped in Hope part of Margaret's Hope Chest. Wrapped in Hope donates quilts to children who have a parent in prison. The quilt is sent as a gift from that parent. I chose a girl who was turning 16 and likes purple and lavender. I wanted to make something that she would love forever and thought through a lot of options. I saw these pictures on Two Dogs and a Quilt (http://twodogsandaquilt.blogspot.com/2011/03/infinite-variety.html) and decided to do something in solids and use one of the patterns. I used the design in the bottom picture at the very bottom (the entire quilt isn't even showing). Once finished, I had a long-arm quilter do the quilting since it turned out too big for me to be able to handle.

I forgot to take a picture of the back, but it is an ikat fabric with greens and grays. The binding is gray to work with the back and it also worked well with the purples, etc.

I really enjoyed making the quilt and hope that the recipient loves it.

ps. I found an error in my piecing after putting the top together. Hopefully, it isn't too noticable :)

Thanks to Amy for hosting the Quilt Festival again. I love to see everyone's work.
Amy'sCreativeSide

19 comments:

  1. lovely! you've heard the term WABI SABI?

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  2. Very nice story and beautiful fabrics. I love the colors.

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  3. Generous of you to make this quilt. I'm sure she will treasure it! Quilters are the Best. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. It's gorgeous and I couldn't see any errors.

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  5. Very lovely and what a nice story! I'm sure that girl will cherish this quilt as a reminder of her mother. I do not see anything amiss so whatever error you found is not noticeable at all.

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  6. Lovely quilt and for such a fantastic cause. You made up the design from the picture? That's amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful quilt and have a grest day

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  7. Lovely quilt, lovely gift! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. It's a lovely quilt for a very worthwhile project.
    Beautiful work!

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  9. It is a beautiful quilt. I love the colours you have chosen.

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  10. What a beautiful quilt for a wonderful cause. I'm sure the young lady who recieved it will treasure it forever. And had you not mentioned your mistake, I wouldn't have seen it! (I hardly saw it after I knew I was looking for one!)

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  11. Absolutely beautiful , i love this:)

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  12. It's beautiful and went to such a worthy place! (And I had to look hard for a couple of minutes for that error you mentioned so forget it. It seems like part of the design!) Thank you for sharing.

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  13. This is gorgeous! Really perfect for a 16yr old I think! The pattern really stood out for me in the sea of Quilt Festival photos :)

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  14. Wonderful quilt & cause. Thank you for sharing here and for sharing with that young girl.

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  15. Thank you for sharing this beautiful quilt with us and for donating it to the Wrapped in Hope program.

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  16. This is a beautiful quilt. A lucky child will Love it!

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  17. This is a GREAT quilt you gave to MHC! You are so generous with your time.

    I loved meeting you today at MHC. What a funny, small world! :)

    April

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