Friday, May 21, 2010

Quilt Festival 2010

Since I'm starting to explore quilting as well as my cross stitch, I wanted to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival this year.





Unfortunately, I have yet to finish a quilt. I have a quilt top upstairs that needs to be pressed and quilted (it's a strip quilt kit that I picked up at my LQS eons ago) and a few other wip. I've started the cutting on little one's baby quilt so I'm hoping to finish that before her first birthday (I figure that's a good goal ... gives me about 8 more months ;)). Since I don't have one of my own to show off, I wanted to show case a quilt that my sister made for me as a wedding present.



If you look closely, you will see that there are pictures from our wedding included in the quilt. My sister completed it shortly after our first anniversary about three years ago. She had started to do picture quilts for special occasions. I think I also received the first one she made as a graduation present when I graduated from college. This quilt has a place of honor on our bedroom wall. My sister has inspired me to explore quilting as well. I love the special memory quilt and hope to return the favor soon to her.

Thank you for visiting. I hope that you enjoy looking at some of my other work in cross stitch. I have some plans for some projects that combine the two ... quilting and cross stitch but they are years in the making. God Bless!

12 comments:

Debbie said...

What a great quilt! Keep at it :)

Miri said...

Lovely memory quilt! I just love it when I hear about quilting families!

Pat said...

What a neat wedding present! Love the colors and the pictures I'm sure really make it special for you. Keep working at those quilts in small minutes and you'll soon have one done. I really didn't get going much til my kids were grown. It's such a fulfilling hobby. Congrats on entering this quilt festival--it's really fun seeing all the entries isn't it?

Carol said...

Lovely idea. Nicely done.

Kathy said...

I love the photo quilt in blues and greens that your sister made for you.

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt, and to have the memories of your wedding in it. Your sister did a lovely job on it.

SewCalGal said...

This is an absolute treasure. What a fantastic memory quilt. Lovely design, fabrics, colors. Love it!

SewCalGal
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Susan said...

Wonderful quilt. I love making the memory album quilts too. doing my Step daughters wedding quilt this way. I love the setting on this one. Gets my wheels turning...

Leslie said...

what a special way to hold onto a memory

Eileen said...

your sister did such a great job--precious to have the pictures in it. love the colors and the blocks are so beautifully done. thanks for sharing

erin said...

I love that quilt, what a special gift. I'm totally intimidated by quilting. My sewing skillz stops at the simple. :-)

Karen said...

What a wonderful memory quilt you have! Lucky lady you are to have such a thoughful sister.