Blogger’s Quilt Festival Fall 2013

I am excited to share my Lilly Belle quilt for this blogger's quilt festival. I started this quilt back in January and finished the top within days then it sat and I struggled with how I was going to quilt it. I finally worked up the courage to free motion quilt it with some encouragement of others. Finishing it in July! I used a pattern designed by Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts but modified it slightly by switching the directions of the “waves” and making it bigger!

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I free motion quilted it only on the solid in a back and forth pattern. I was super proud that I struggled through this quilt. It is far from perfect but it is mine.

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This quilt measures at about 60” by 75”. There are 8 prints from the Lilly Belle collection by Bari J. plus one Tula Pink called Sprout from Parisville and one Amy Butler called Martini in mustard from Midwest Modern. The solid is Kona Bone. It is quilted in Aurifil #2026 which matches perfectly! The binding is Joel Dewberry’s herringbone print. Backing is a Henry Glass quilt backing print.

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We even took my quilt on our family picture shoot last week. I am so happy that I was able to have a homemade quilt that I made in our pictures! I love my family and I love the fact that I can wrap them in my love. I am so glad that I started quilting almost two years ago. It has been a incredible journey so far!

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Linking to the Blogger’s Festival. You should go check it out! Mine is in the home machine quilted category.

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15 comments:

Renee said...
October 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

What a fun quilt!

sarahquilts.com said...
October 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I love this: "It's not perfect but it's mine." Exactly how I feel about every one of my quilts. :) Thanks for sharing.

DeborahGun said...
October 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Love this quilt - and love your family photo :-)

Vicki Posten said...
October 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Absolutely LOVE the family photo! This is a beautiful quilt....lot's to be VERY proud of.

Charlotte said...
October 26, 2013 at 12:27 AM

it's lovely! I can totally relate to the not knowing how to quilt it thing - I have tops lying around for ages staring at me! Enjoy the festival!

Katy Cameron said...
October 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM

Love your family shot on it :o) As for the perfection? Well I hope no-one ever looks too closely at my stuff for perfection is all I can say ;o)

Barb said...
October 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM

What a beautiful family! And your quilt is stunning too.

Karen said...
October 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Samantha this is so pretty. Love the fabric, the pattern and the quilting. Great job.

CitricSugar said...
October 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Great quilting choice - glad you went for it! And gorgeous family. :-)

Poppyprint said...
October 28, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Love your quilt, and it looks just perfect in your family photo!!

Jo said...
November 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM

What a great picnic quilt! Love the pattern and the quilting looks perfect from here!

felicity said...
November 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

A gorgeous finish, Samantha!

Holly said...
November 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM

It's beautiful, Samantha! I love that you used it for your family photos. I just voted for your quilt in BQF!

Heather D. said...
November 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Just seeing this now Samantha, I love it!! Also your family is beautiful.

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