Monday, October 12, 2009

My Favourite Quilt(s)




Last spring I chanced upon an online quilt festival. Wow, was it inspiring! The stories, the quilts, the thoughts. What a privilege to enjoy the entries. I was inspired at that time to start my own blog. But, life got in the way of keeping it up. Maybe now I'll be inspired to keep it up.

Like many people who quilt, I can't choose a favourite quilt. So, I'm going to choose two - both of them made for anniversaries of people I love. My parents celebrated their 50th anniversary just over a year ago. I wanted to give them something special - a gift of love. I saw a quilt like this one - crossword of family names - at an outdoor quilt festival and thought it would be perfect for them. What fun (really, it was fun) it was to fit the names of all our family members into a crossword puzzle for them. As my parents love playing Scrabble, it seemed a fitting gift for them. It sits on the end of their bed. And I even had to make matching pillow cases for them. I guess they like it!

My brother and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past summer. I was going to surprise them, but my brother came right out and asked for a quilt. Pretty cheeky, eh? So, the cat was out of the bag and I asked my sister-in-law what colours she would like. (Got in trouble with my brother for that, but oh well.) She picked red and orange. Certainly not colours I would have ever picked. Or even that I thought would look at all nice. Fortunately the fabric designers are doing fabulous jobs with designing and I found some that looked great! Now I even entertain the idea of making a red and orange quilt for myself.

13 comments:

  1. I love, love the crossword quilt!

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  2. Both of those are wonderful! I love the soft curves on your appliqué, beautifully done. : )

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  3. Quite a contrast in quilts. Both gorgeous.

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  4. I love this idea! I have made a scrabble board, glued the tiles on (white Elmer's glue) and framed it for anniversary gifts. Makes a nice, personalized gift. And a little bit quicker than a quilt!

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  5. Sweet theme! Connection and hearts...and I really like your banner..now to poke around your blog a bit. Thank you for inviting me via the quilt festival!

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  6. both your quilts are lovely and the crossword one looks fun!

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  7. Luv that idea of a crossword quilt for family!

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  8. Great design, colors, & fabric. Just delightful! You did a great job.

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

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. I can see why you couldn't choose between these quilts. I think they're both wonderful.

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  10. they are both great quilts but I love the orange and red one the best.(Favorite colours)

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  11. LOVE LOVE the crossword quilt! I think that will go into my idea book for when our family is complete. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  12. These are both wonderful. I have never seen anything like the crossword before, but it makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. You did a fantastic job with the Red and Orange! Hard colors to make look good together. But you made it work! Good Job! I can also see it in Blue and Green! N'est Pas?

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