Friday, October 29, 2010

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL--OLIVIA'S QUILT

Cutie pie Olivia on her quilt today!!


Oh, Gramma! Sure do love my quilt says little girlie girl!

This is Olivia's quilt and it's my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival going on at Amy's Creative Side blog: http://amyscreativeside.com/2010/10/29/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2010/ (I know someone told me how to do that correctly, but can't for the life of me remember!!) It's a very vibrant quilt, but doesn't show up as well in this picture that was taken on a rather dreary day.

Olivia is my newest girlie girl (it was Seahawks game day) and was the inspiration for the quilt. Wendy at Ivory Spring (http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/) had her Marabella quilt in the spring festival and I just loved it, so was ecstatic when Olivia was born and I had a super excuse to get the pattern. I fell in love with several quilts that featured owls during the spring festival also, and got a couple pink owlie fabrics to use in it.
About had a heart attack when hubby sent the picture of Starsky (grandpuppy) and his claws on the quilt! Like the picture of Olivia and Gavin enjoying the quilt together a lot better! Randy was visiting my son and family when the quilt arrived at their home in New York a couple months ago.

This is my first effort to really do free motion quilting and am happy with how it turned out. There are different kinds of things in each section...sort of meandering wiggles in the owlie triangles, outlining in the square owlie blocks and a different design around each of those--stars in one, words in another, etc. It's so far from perfect, but it was a lot of fun. The pattern was great to work on and came together quite easily. Last picture is my oldest girlie girl showing off the back of the quilt with lots of different fabrics in the "coins" that are from quilts made over the last year or so. I've posted about the quilt before and showed some of the process pictures that I could without showing too much before it got to Olivia. (just added the three photos on the top after ddil sent a bunch to me today)

26 comments:

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the owl fabrics.

Carol

ANudge said...

Loved the quilt and love the post and getting to meet Olivia. If you have a change go and meet Lily at http://quiltingreadersgarden.blogspot.com She and Olivia must be the same age.

She Uses Her Words said...

What a darling quilt~Olivia is a very lucky girl! I just love pink!
Thanks for sharing, Karen

Vicki said...

It looks so good. (and look at Sage all grown up, I met her when she was a few months old and then probably 5 years old too but it's been way too long....) You have very lucky grandbabies!

that ninch said...

So very fun! I love the way the blocks are set on point with the darker fabric setting triangles framing the edges.

Hazle

Sandra said...

What a lovely quilt and such a cute model. Aren't those owl fabrics too fun.
Hope you get a chance to come visit my entries.

Linda said...

This is a very cute quilt! I made a quilt with similar colors...a happy quilt. And then there is that adorable little girl...

Chris said...

They look so snuggly and happy in your quilt. Too sweet.

Martine said...

couleurs douces et acidulées il ressemble à une sucrerie ,j'aime beaucoup ,superbe,félicitation

Carol said...

A beautiful quilt for an adorable baby. Love the owl fabric.

Nina-Marie said...

okay - whose going to remark on a quilt when the baby is so cute LOL!!! Love them both!!!

Angie said...

Cute baby quilt with the pieced backing.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Cute quilt and cuter baby!!

Karen said...

Such a gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous little girl!

Shelly said...

I love bright-colored baby quilts, and this one is fantastic! Sweet little baby, too!

Rachel's Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt! What a lucky girlie girl!

QuiltSue said...

That is such a lovely quilt, and beautifully modelled too. She is very lucky.

Karen said...

Super cute model with a beautiful quilt. Lucky grandma to have such beautiful babies to inspire your quilts.

Plum Cox said...

Cute baby girl, cute quilt! Lovely and bright - she's a lucky girl!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I am popping over to say hi! I didnt make it this time for this Blogger's Quilt festival...oh well, hopefully the next time :o)

Olivia is a cutie and what a special and beautiful quilt you made for her.

Blessings & Aloha!
Did you do the free motion quilting with your Brother sewing machine? (You had mentioned you had this on your comment left the previous Quilt festival that I participated in.

If you get a chance to pop over, please do :o) And if you would leave a comment so that I know you were there, that would be wonderful :o)

Kit Lang said...

So pretty! So sweet! So cute! (and the quilt is too!) ;)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I came back to say thank you for stopping by and happy that you enjoyed looking at the art that I do.

Please do email me, since I have never done free motion quilting and would like to hear what your experience with it was like.

Blessings & Aloha!
mgbotelho21@gmail.com

Laurel H. said...

I love Olivia's quilt; so bright! The photo with the baby and the dog on the quilt is too funny. :)

Pattilou said...

Oh, what fun pictures. The quilt is lovely and I like the layout! Free motion quilting is so fun to learn. Glad that you are happy with your quilting on this little charmer!

Michelle said...

What an adorable quilt! I especially like the appliqued flowers. It's obvious that Olivia approves. :-)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very pretty quilt! I love that you did some custom quilting on it:)