Monday, May 16, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My daughter-in-law (Mary of Quilt Genius and Our Hoppy Place) is always finding neat websites and blogs with fun and interesting posts. The most recent is Amy's Creative Side post about her Blogger's Quilt Festival.

So far, my all-time-favorite quilt I have made is Debbie Caffrey's 911 quilt, so named because someone who made it thought they counted 911 pieces. I don't know if they miscounted or if I made a different size, but there were well over 1100 pieces!

I made this at a quilt retreat, spending about 36 total hours on the pieced top. My son, who dropped by the retreat site to say "hi" to his wife, even stitched a few pieces. :-) She (Mary) is truly a genius, especially when it comes to colors. Determined to move me out of my comfort zone, Mary selected batiks in orange, yellow, and a pink? magenta? (The picture is really BAD!) BUT, I did get a first place ribbon at the 2010 Goodtime Quilters Quilt Show in Circleville Ohio.


Mary said...

Woo Hoo! First Place!

Valentina said...

Simply AMAZING! and in only 36 hours?! Wowie!
Thanks you so much for sharing this beauty with us.
Greetings from Valentina in faraway Cyprus

siobhan said...

Well done, it is gorgeous :)

stitchinpenny said...

Congratulations on the win. You deserved it.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. There is so much work in it!