Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Autumn 2011



Fall is here and its time to take a wonderful blog tour and see the many quilts of Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Thanks to Amy of Amy's Creative Side, twice a year we are able to be inspired by great photos and stories of a wide array of quilterly goodness.   This festival is one of my favorite blogging activities each time it comes around.  I usually spend those weekends tied to the computer, with a mug of coffee or tea in my hand as I jump to so many quilter's blogs.

This fall, I am sharing my Village Green Quilt.  It was designed by Thimbleberries and I love the combination of warm fabrics in the kit. 
Pine Tree Block
Piecing some floral and fence blocks

This was a block of the month club for 2010.   I was pretty happy with my progress each of the months. By December, I was even sewing the sawtooth border. So this quilt went together faster than last year's Three's Company quilt.  I had it quilted by my neighbor on a long arm and I got the binding stitched down very recently. 


The quilt that I chose to make was described as a "generous queen sized throw".  It works perfectly on a double bed as a coverlet and hangs down the side by a few inches.  I love it on the living room sofa as it's quite a lot bigger than the quilt I usually curl up with for TV.  I love how the colors coordinate with other quilts I already made and use in our home.  
Applying the Binding


Quilting by Carol's Corner (my neighbor)


Thimbleberries quilts often have multiple borders and this is no acception.  Some are a bit too much framing, but with the cute sawtooth border on this one, I think it's the perfect finish for the edge!  This has now won a special place in my heart as a favorite quilted finish. 
Pumpkin and Herbs
Happy Fall Everyone.  Be sure to check out the other quilts in the listing over at Amy's Creative Side.  You'll be glad you did.  And if you are on the fence about writing a post about a quilt, you should just jump off and do it!  The more, the merrier!  Just read her suggestions in her post and you'll be well on your way to participation.

29 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done! :o)

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful quilt I love the houses and trees!
Happy fall to you too.
Always, Queenie

JoyceT said...

Great blog.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I really like the sawtooth border! Very nice!

bethanndodd said...

Nice work! I love the trees!!
Smiles~Beth

Jessica said...

It's so pretty! Great job :)

Heidi said...

Remind me of a Christmas quilt I have on my to do list! This Festival always adds more! Now I need a fall one like yours!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love this quilt. I made a Thimbleberries quilt a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I like yours because the houses and trees are actually pieced. Really nice!!

The Thompsons said...

What a beautiful quilt! I like the jagged0edge tooth border - you're right - it adds a little something special to the double borders.

Kit Lang said...

thanks for sharing your quilt with us!

Aunt Spicy said...

totally adore all the houses and trees!

cauchy09 said...

aw, great quilt! i love those sawtooth borders. and those trees are super sweet.

Candied Fabrics said...

OOh, those tall stars are really cool - and I love the sawtooth border!

BaileyGirl5 said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The houses are so whimsical and I love the sawtooth border. The quilting is fantastic. How lucky to have a neighbor with a long arm!!

Sandra said...

What a great quilt, it looks so cozy and snuggly AND I bet it looks great on your bed. Love all the process pics.
Thanks for visiting and commenting on both my entries.

Live a Colorful Life said...

So cute. And I love the picture with your Featherweight!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Villiage Green Quilt is beautiful! I love the colours you've used and the pattern is lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Allie said...

That is just beautiful - love the colors, but oh that sawtooth border, wow! Stunning! Is that a Designer 1 I spy? I have one too, love it...really jealous of your featherweight, though, lol!

Shari said...

What a warm and cosy quilt! Perfect for those winter days coming up...

Rebecka said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Well done and thank you for sharing!

quilthexle said...

Lovely quilt - and I LOVE the border ;-))

Eileen said...

Darling quilt and so nicely done. Like all the pictures. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

Thimbleberries have some wonderful BOMs. This is so lovely. Your quilt looks great.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

So pretty. Love all those borders!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

What a lovely quilt! I am now a new follower of your blog. Keep 'em coming...

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Sherry said...

Love your quilt!!

Marg said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt. The houses and trees are lovely, and I love the saw tooth border.

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...I love Thimbleberries...just says home.