Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2012

Hello to the Bloggers Quilt Festival!! I am so excited to share my quilt with you all! This is a very special quilt to me and I am happy to be sharing it!

Last month, my sweet sister in law was married to her sweetheart in the St. George LDS temple. As a quick back story, a year and a half ago we didn't know if this amazing woman was going to live. She had been living with a failing liver for many years and got sicker and sicker as she waited for her turn to get a liver transplant.

Then, thankfully, in November of 2010, she was blessed to receive the much (much) needed liver transplant. As she began to heal and live again, she met a wonderful, sweet man and yesterday filled her dream of marriage. So many miracles. We feel so blessed.

So, I made this quilt as a gift for them:


I really do love how these 6 point stars turned out. Y seams aren't too bad once you get used to them. I will be posting a tutorial for this very soon!


I backed it in flannel. Because I love soft, snugly backs! :)


I quilted with a meandering stipple. Mostly because it's fast. haha! But I love the way to turned out!


I am so pleased with this quilt!!

Stats: M's Wedding Quilt
Size: 55 x 64
Fabric: Melrose by Anna Fishkin and Monika Zhn for Red Rooster Fabric (btw - the line is totally gorgeous! I picked it for the purples and loved it!)
Quilting: FMQ meandering stipple
Backing: some beautiful deep purple flannel. I don't know the line... sorry!
Blocks: 6 point diamond stars (cut via Accuquilt Go! Baby)

Thanks for visiting!! Happy Quilt Festival!!

Amy's Creative Side

18 comments:

Leanne said...

It is so nice to see this quilt in the festival and the story is lovely!

Melissa Corry said...

Totally awesome!!! So loved this quilt!

susan said...

Beautiful quilt, and glad that there is a happy ending to the story!

Becky M said...

Loved this quilt and the story that goes with it. Beautiful. And you are right, 'y seams' aren't that bad. I think techniques start to take on a life of their own on the internet!

CitricSugar said...

Lovely quilt and lovely story.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice quilt..and I love your shoes!!

Katie B. said...

Still love it, as I know your friends will for years to come!

Margaret said...

great quilt~

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Such a lovely quilt and I'm so happy to hear your SIL is doing better. So pretty all the way around.

Robin said...

This looks like such a happy and cozy quilt-- a perfect wedding gift, to be sure! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful quilt.

straythreads said...

beautiful quilt and story
Ann

Janet said...

Lovely quilt and touching story! I'll have to watch for your tutorial on Y seams as they have eluded me so far.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Oh my...what an amazing story. How wonderful your sister is better and happy! The quilt is beautiful! Never have tried Y seams before but I am inspired by you to give it a try.

Eileen said...

great quilt with a lovely outcome story! i have learned to almost like y seams while making all the squares for sylvia's bridal sampler quilt. at least i'm comfortable with them. your stars are beautiful. so glad for the happy ending--or beginning actually. got locked out of our car in front of st. george's temple years ago--nice policeman came and rescued us so we could get on our way. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Melinda said...

So lovely and the story is just so sweet! Love the stars and the color combination!

Sandra said...

Great job, has such a vintage feel. And such a great story.

Sandra from Moab, Utah

Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

Simply Sandy said...

So happy you were able to make this beautiful quilt for a very special sister. It turned out beautifully. I am so glad she lived long enough to receive her transplant. My son was an organ donor so I love hearing stories like these.