Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Having missed out on the Spring Quilt Festival from Park City Girl I didn't want to miss out all of the fun this fall. I have spent the last hour looking at some of the great quilts already in the festival. The quilts and their stories are amazing. The quilt that I decided to show is one that I made last year. I started it in a class last June and didn't finish it until a year later. Nothing wrong with that? I had signed up to take a class at our LQS last May, the name of the class was Stash Pot Pie. When I saw the sample I knew that I had to make the quilt. What I didn't realize at the time was that just a couple of days after the class I would be in the hospital having a hysterectomy. The surgery was unexpected, after a trip to the doctor for what I thought was a minor problem the surgery was scheduled. I was so glad that I had signed up for the class, it definitely took my mind off of having surgery. It took a couple of weeks after coming home from the hospital to start feeling like sewing. The main problem was that my sewing room is in the basement and I was supposed to go up and down stairs. Normally I would have just gone up and down the steps, I felt ok, but my husband works out of the house and he was watching me like a hawk. I had to go out side, walk through the back yard and go into the basement from the yard. At least I got a little exercise. I call this my "Recovery Quilt" All of the fabrics in the blocks were from my stash. The only fabric I had to buy was the backing. This is the quilt that I am using on the sofa when I watch TV now that the weather is getting cooler.
Check out the great quilts at Park City Girl's site.

19 comments:

Jeannette said...

Earthy...good cowgirl feeling for sure...traditional and yet you capture the color sense of modern quilts too. Really easy on the eyes...but still intriguing. I like it!

Lonci said...

Beautifullll:))))

Joyzelle said...

Great story. I find quilting healing too. Beautiful quilt!!

Me aka Supermom said...

What a great quilt!
Thanks for sharing,
Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

grendelskin said...

It's lovely, very inviting! Enjoyed your sneaking-off-to-quilt story too!

Allie said...

Beautifully done!

Susan said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! I enjoyed reading about your working on it during your recovery period.

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt! Quilting is helpful during recovery.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. Great colors, great fabrics, great design. You did a fantastic job. Love it.

Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Brenda,
I love how you blended the beiges for the background. My quilting area is in the basement too....I call it my quilt cave. Quilting IS theraputic!

Lollydo said...

First of all I love the name of your blog! It just made me smile. It will be added to the list of phrases I keep in my head to make me smile.

The beige really makes the quilt shimmer as if sunlight is playing with the clouds. The red fabric brings life to the quilt. Nicely done! Good use of your fabric stash.

QuiltSue said...

I LOVE this quilt and the colours. Hope you're recovered now.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Thanks for joining in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Such a wonderful quilt. (and I love the pic of your cabin too). Happy Quilting! ooxx

Rene' said...

Beautiful quilt. So glad you had that project to work on during your recovery.

As you can see from the date, I am still making my way through the festival. The rearranging of entries really threw me off. When I saw the name of your blog, I was thinking...why I haven't I seen this one before? I love the name!!! Then I saw you were a native of Mississippi, and I couldn't believe it. I, too, am from Mississippi!!! Now living in Florida, but spent lots of time in Montana where I become a cowgirl myself.

Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Very nice! I love the way you used your stash but all the beige's blend together.

ANudge said...

Working on a quilt can be so soothing. I can understand what solace and peace it gave you while recovering. It is a beautiful quilt.

Diane said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and the wonderful stars.

Behind My Picket Fence said...

This is an awesome quilt in my favorite colors. I'm so glad it helped you to get back on your feet!

Natalia said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!