Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Quilt Bloggers Quilt Show

Each year AmysCreativeSide hosts a virtual Quilt Bloggers Quilt Show.  If you are looking for a lot of fun eye candy, hop on over to see all the amazing talent out there.   Wow!  This will be entry #1 for me.  We are allowed two.

Most of these quilters are waaay out of my league but I'm going to enter something anyway just because I am excited to be able to say I finished my first quilt that's bigger than a baby quilt this year.  It actually was intended to be a baby quilt but the person who asked me to make it wanted something the baby could grow into and use when they were older too so it's closer to twin size.

My inspiration?  The baby room!

It is not easy to find baby fabrics in kelly green so I just decided to go with the colors whether they were babyish or not.  Here is what I did!

I I do have a thing for big patterns and bright bold colors.  Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics fit the bill very nicely!  Now the challenging part was quilting this!  I have never quilted a big quilt before and even though this one was barely twin size, it was HUGE to me! 




Here are a few views of quilting on this quilt.  At the time I finished this quilt, I had only been quilting for a little less than a year.  I am having so much fun with this art!  Just wish I could get a few more finishes under my belt!




I don't know what this pattern is, but I definitely got things a little too dense here.  No wonder I got tired of quilting!  This took forever!


But in the end, I feel so happy that I actually finished a real full size quilt!  What a fun journey that was.  The greatest part is that the new mom was very happy with it.  And here is the new owner!



Now on to visit the Quilt Show!








23 comments:

Paige said...

Ahh, I remember this one! Your quilting is beautiful, Janice!

Lisa J. said...

The quilting is amazing Janice..and it is such a bold and beautiful quilt.

Quiltblocksandmore said...

Love the quilt and the quilting! Great choices!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the nice thing about this show is that any body of any level of quilting can enter! your quilt looks great. it is always nice to look through all the entry's.

Vicki in MN said...

Good for you entering your quilt! I need to go write my posts too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is such a bright and fun quilt, and perfect for the baby's room! I loved your quilting, too - it really looks great!

PaulaB quilts said...

Love your wonderful colors and, of course, the fabrics. The pattern shows them off so well. Your Quilting looks completely professional, amazing after just a year.

Amy Gerlich said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! I love everything from the fabrics, design and the quilting looks amazing! You have a awesome gift!

Miaismine said...

Beautiful quilt! You quilting is absolutely stunning! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!Thank you for sharing!

Louise said...

I love this quilt every time I see it! :)

Allison said...

LOVE IT! I should take a cue from you and get brave and free motion quilt some of my quilts...I've been quilting for probably about 10 years and still haven't worked up to it! Thanks for your great example!

KaHolly said...

Janice, you certainly inspire me! Your quilting is amazing for only one year in! If you can do it, I can do it! I'm going to practice, practice, practice more!

Barb Neiwert said...

Your quilt goes with that room perfectly! And you've done an amazing job on the quilting. I don't think the one part looks too dense - it just takes longer to finish, lol! Keep it up!

Diane Worden said...

Hi Janice,
What a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics! Perfect choices for the baby's room. It's so bright and graphic. Good job!
Diane

The Joyful Quilter said...

Smart Mom!!! Baby sized baby quilts are not a good investment of time or materials. Twin sized quilts are PERFECT for babies!!!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

This is a beauty, both the quilt and baby.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Jan, this quilt is bright and bold and happy!! Love it. Lots of quilting. Your shoulders must have ached!

sewsaucysuzy said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You should be very proud. I have been quilting since 1999 and have had a long arm for 13 years. Your quilting is really nice and I don't think anyone would guess that you have only been quilting a year. Keep up the good work!

sewsaucysuzy said...

P.S. What did you quilt inside the hearts?

Kate said...

I remember when you started this one. Those big floral prints in the hearts worked so well. It's gorgeous.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

It's lovely to get a second look Janice and I am always in awe of the standard of your quilting, wonderful.

Preeti said...

Your quilting is lovely and the new owner seems pleased. Cute as a button!!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

This is super so bright and cheerful! I love how you accentuated the chevrons with your quilting designs