Friday, October 29, 2010

It's Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival Again!

I look forward to this time of year, when Amy sponsor's the Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival!  It's a fun time for me to get to lots of other blogs and learn new things and get new ideas.  Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival

My entry this year is brought about by last year's festival and I do wish I could remember the blogger who's quilt gave me an idea for this quilt.  My niece was getting married and I wanted to make a quilt.  She chose turquoise and lime green as her colors.  I was a bit stymied, but going back to one of my favorite quilt blocks made her quilt a fun quilt to make and one she loves!  This is the quilt:



cutting the strings



Ben and Christine


Quilt in its gift form!

My brother escorting Christine to the alter.

My 86 year old mom enjoying the festivities!  And my granddaughter dancing!

22 comments:

WendyLou said...

I sure loves me some string quilts :) Beautiful quilt, and a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! I love the story behind the making of this quilt and I'm sure the happy couple will cherish your beautiful creation.

Linda said...

What a beautiful wedding gift!

Catherine said...

A lovely modern quilt for a young couple. Love this colour combo and string quilts are fun to make.

Sandra said...

Pat,
Great quilt-I love the colors. I'm wearing purple and lime green right now. It reminds me of Tommye's string quilts. Take care.

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QuiltSue said...

I bet they weere thrilled with it, it's so lovely.

SheilaC said...

What a beautiful wedding gift! I am sure the happy couple will treasure it.

SheilaC

Lois said...

What a great post. Loved the quilt and all the photos that went with story of quilt. Thanks for sharing. Love Lois

Kristie said...

Beautiful quilt! I am sure it will be cherished.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Is this the quilt in your profile as well? You united the colors wonderfully with these section of fabrics. Looks like a great day was had by all.

Chris said...

I love the colors. Quite a lucky couple :)

Lisa said...

Hi Pattilou, thanks for stopping by my blog. What a lovely gift you've made for your niece for her wedding day.

traceyjay said...

Beautiful quilt (and beautiful bride!)

Such a generous gift.

Tilly said...

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - I really appreciate it. Your quilts are awesome! I love the colours in your wedding quilt. I have some Noro yarn in this colourway just waiting to knit up into something special!

The Cozy Quilter said...

A lovely quilt for a lovely couple. I hope they treasure it forever!

Nina-Marie said...

wow - lovely gift!!! plus every marriage should begin with a touch of cotton and lime green!!!! great job!

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing the story. Wonderful quilt!

Marg said...

This is a beautiful quilt, I love the combination of colours. A wonderful present for your niece.

Lisa Echerd said...

Love the basket for gifting. I'm sure she will always treasure this gift.

SerendipitiJoy said...

What a beautiful string quilt. I love how bright and cheerful it is.

quiltmom said...

It is a lovely string quilt - I love the color combination and the way you gifted it to the lucky couple.
There is something really satisfying giving beautiful quilts to a loved one.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful present.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Eileen said...

fantastic quilt. the colors and fabrics are great and your layout is lovely. really nice gift. thanks for sharing and have a great day