Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger Quilt Festival - Spring 2010


Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good day. I'm a little late posting this...but I had to work today.

Amy is hosting the Spring 2010 Blogger Quilt Festival again this year. It was so much fun to participate before, that I had to participate again. I had a hard time deciding which quilt to chose to share with you.

But, my Woodland Bloom quilt won out in the end. I chose this one, not because it is the best work I've done this year. But because I actually finished it. I had started to make a quilt top over a year ago, and I hated it. So this January I decided to take that quilt top apart and change it. It is always a big decision to take something apart. I just didn't want it to sit forever, especially since I had spent a lot of money on the material. I also had the backing fabric and other yardage to finish it. So, I'm glad that I finished it. It is the largest quilt I've ever made on my own. It's a queen size quilt. I used my 25 year old sewing machine to quilt it. So, I kept the quilting simple. This quilt lives on my daughters bed. It is an everyday quilt. I has a beautiful flannel backing from the Woodland Bloom Collection. I hope you like how it turned out.


This is what it looked like before. It was pretty ugly.

Thanks to Amy for Organizing the quilt festival. It is a lot of work. But I'm so glad she does it.
Have fun looking at all the beautiful quilts.

Hugs

Ariane

36 comments:

Amy said...

I love the new look. What a difference! I am impressed that you quilted something that large. I am about to start (slowly bit by bit) a new quilt for our queen size bed and am intimidated! It looks great!

Barb said...

Lovely!!!

Lesly said...

Pretty dramatic "before" and "after" shots! I love the one you ended up with - those white setting squares are perfect for highlighting the fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

Dolly said...

Now that was a task, but so worth it !

Beautiful quilt ! Way to go !

Michele said...

oh yes! great decision to take it apart though daunting i know. good job ariane, it looks great!

bleuvanille said...

That must have been a tough decision. I love how it turned out, it's really beautiful!

Sharon said...

Awesome way to recycle!

a good yarn said...

What a transformation! I can see why this quilt is very special to you. Ann :-)

SarahVee said...

Beautiful work,Ariane. I love the turquoise in the original, but you definitely did the right thing bringing this quilt into it's second life. Congrats on pushing through and making a lovely everyday quilt for your daughter to enjoy.

Stephanie said...

beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing it. I love the blue border.

Stephanie
blackcoffeequilts.blogspot.com

Miri said...

Fabulous re-do! This is a great quilt!

ROZ said...

A success! charming quilt

Poppyprint said...

That was brave! Fabulous results...I love the update!

Pat said...

Amazing new look! Love the clean, crisp lines and it looks great on the bed!

Kristen said...

I really love what you did with it. I think the second version came out fantastic! I bought this sweet line and a top sits to be quilted this July.

AnnieO said...

Your perseverance paid off--the quilt is beautiful. I love Log Cabin blocks. Lucky daughter! Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

Catherine said...

That must have been a hard decision to pull it apart. I love how the alternate white squares make the beautiful woodland bloom fabrics really pop out. Beautiful!

Peapod Four said...

What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an amazing difference after your remake Ariane! It is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your photos and your story.

Carol said...

I've pulled a few quilts apart in my time. Love how yours turned out. The white definitely adds to the color brightness.

joan said...

Beautiful quilt! Horray for you to have the patience to re -do it!I am not great at ripping!

teaginny said...

Wow! What a transformation. I don't think I've ever seen log cabins on point this way. Very pretty.

Kathy said...

What a success! I am suprised about you taking apart the first version, but I agree it is even more beautiful the way you have finished it the second time around. Bravo!

rlbates said...

Very pretty.

SewCalGal said...

Great job! Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

scraphappy said...

It looks like a whole new quilt after the redo. Great job on the quilting. I'm sure that wasn't easy on a 25 year old machine.

Bellgirl said...

I love this makeover- well done for seeing the potential! Nothing gets me hooked like a before-and-after photo ;)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely quilt. I love the white blocks, helps sets it all off.

Seams Sew Together said...

Beautiful!

Felicity said...

Can I sleep over??? That bed looks so cozy and happy.

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilt!
I can't believe you took the original apart... it's so much extra work.

Laurel H. said...

Wow; what a great journey this quilt has had. You put double work into this quilt--but it's beautiful.

Eileen said...

i do like your finished quilt a lot. a lot simpler and nice layout. thanks for sharing

Karen said...

Its such a lovely quilt. Those fabrics look great with the white.