Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Picnic

It is time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival! Here is the link if you want to know how you can get in on the fun!
http://amyscreativeside.com/2011/05/13/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2011/







It was really tough to make a decision about which quilt I should show off for the festival! In the end I decided to pick the most difficult of the "Year of Schnibbles" quilts I made this past year that Sherri and Sinta had going on. I really enjoyed the challenge of making a little Schnibbles quilt (Miss Rosie's Quilt Company--Carrie rocks!) each month and though the quilts were small these quilts taught me alot. This particular quilt is called "Picnic"and I can't tell you how many hours went in to squaring up these babies! I recall the feeling of satisfaction I had when it was all together and things lined up as they should. I made a note to never make another of this pattern (most of them I would do again in a minute) do to all of the squaring up. Since then I have learned other options for half square triangles and it wouldn't be as much squaring, but still!



Anyway, it represents an entire year of getting to know some online quilting friends. I won some prizes, I added several blogs to my blog roll, and I got to see the same fun pattern in lots of fabric lines or colorways. I also shared the love and gave away several of these tabletopper size quilts. All of these things made this quilt my favorite of the year! I am happy to paricipate in the Blogger Quilt Festival again--you should too!



P.S. I blogged about each Schnibble as I made them if you want to go back and check them all out!





































16 comments:

Alicia said...

I did this same quilt for the YoS. And, I hated it just as much as you for the very same reason. I will admit, I am not normally nearly as precise as this quilt requires, but I spent hours squaring up. Mine still hasn't been quilted yet, but yours looks awesome!

Teresa said...

It's awesome! I love the colors! They make a person cheerful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I WILL go back and check your year of the Schnibbles. I had really wanted to do it myself, but the best I did was collect the patterns. This quilt is really cute. Good job!

Sandra said...

So picnic - wasn't one to make? It turned out lovely. Kudos
Come see my entries, #212 repro cheddar stars and 216 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Jane said...

I really like your quilt!

fallingforpieces said...

So fresh and pretty! I love it.

Karen said...

Yeah those half square triangles can be pesky. Your quilt is very beautiful. Sounds like you had a great journey.

Becky said...

Isn't it ironic how we can love a quilt, but KNOW we would not make that pattern again. I have one like that too. It's one of my favorite quilts, but I won't do that one again. Thanks for sharing!

Kari said...

Wonderful quilt. All that squaring up looks worth it. I know the great feeling when you get everything to line up. It doesn't happen for me as often as I would like. :)

stitchinpenny said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Marg said...

I'm going to go back and look at your year of Schnibbles. I don't think I'll ever make this one, if you had that much trouble with it. It looks fabulous, so I hope it was worth the effort. Love the colours you have chosen.

Eileen said...

Love your quilt and always like reading about how someone works out things. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

Such a bright and colourful quilt. It looks great. I have to admire your patience with the piecing!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Squaring up should be easier in my opinion! Lol this is a bright and fun quilt. :)

Hollie said...

Love the bright colorful fabrics in the quilt!

Sherry said...

What a fun quilt. You did a great job!