Friday, May 13, 2011

My Blogger's Quilt Festival Quilt


Thanks again, Amy, for bringing all of us quilters together to share our passion.  I love seeing what all the other quilters have been up to this past year and visit all the other blogs.
I decided to add this fun quilt to the festival this year!

I call it "Around the Neighborhood".   It was made from blocks from a swap I was in.  I asked for wonky houses with a white background and bright, happy fabrics.   Boy, did they come through for me!  After I put the blocks together, I found the perfect fabric for the backing. 

Now, I'm not too good with machine quilting, and I didn't want to take a chance with ruining it, so I hand quilted it with wavy, wonky quilting lines.  And I think it was the perfect solution.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Now, I'm off to look at all these other amazing quilts on here! 
                    Happy Quilting, Sandy

Amy's Creative Side

61 comments:

Cathy said...

Really cute, and a nice way to put all your friends' work together. The fabric on the back is perfect.

Kristie said...

These blocks are beautiful! What a fantastic quilt :-)

Alicia said...

This is so much fun! I love the hand quilting. I am a little scared to try hand quilting myself.

Looks fantastic!

Tanya said...

Just looking at this link made me happy. So cute! Way to go

Teresa said...

What a cute quilt! I love wonky houses!

Kate said...

Your quilt is wonderful! So much fun.

Elaine said...

I love your fun quilt of wonky houses. Thanks for sharing.

"The Most Fabric Wins" said...

What a fun quilt. My Grandkids would love for me to make one of these. So Cute.

What Comes Next? said...

love your little houses!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Oh so cute. Love the hand quilting too!

Sandra said...

Great job on the blocks and the backing is great. But the wonky hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch.
Come see my entries
Hand quilted cheddar stars #212
Antique birds/flowers #216

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love wonky houses and this quilt is wonderful!! it must be extra special having blocks made by your bee friend.

Helene | 25reasons said...

Oh super-gorgeous wonky houses! very nice! I'm in my first quilting bee now, and having a blast.

Jane said...

What a pretty, happy quilt! Perfect backing fabric! Good for you!

Mary said...

I have always loved this quilt! It is fantastic!

Kerstin said...

Your quilt is wonderful!
Grüoße
Kerstin

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Cute house quilt. Love the quilts in your blog header too!

Amanda said...

Very whimsical and fun!

Kriza said...

oh, I love your little wonky houses, and even the back is matching them! lovely quilt, well done!
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Rosalyn Manesse said...

very charming quilt, what a neighborhood

Teje said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! I love houses, happy colours, white - it's all in your quilt and the backing is great!

martilindsey said...

Love the houses!!!

Lonci said...

Beautiful, congratulations:)

Lonci said...

Beautiful, congratulations:)

fallingforpieces said...

This is just fantastic! I love it!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

Cathy said...

Really snazzy, fun quilt!

Karen said...

Great house blocks. It looks like a fabulous neighbourhood to live in.

BJ said...

Love it. Love the color palate, and the backing fabric is a perfect match.

noga quilts said...

What a lovely children's quilt! And the back is great also!

Helen said...

Love your house quilt! The white looks so crisp!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

What a cute quilt! I would hang that up in an instant...just too cute to be true!!

Laurel H. said...

What a great house quilt; in my "spare time" I hope to make one, too!

stitchinpenny said...

The houses are adorable. Love the backing.

Brittney said...

Cute! I'd love to live in that neighborhood :)

Eileen said...

What a totally fun quilt. And how serendipitous to have found that backing! Love it all...colors, fabrics and your quilting. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

Your quilt is great fun! What a lovely collection of blocks. Love the gorgeous fabric in the backing.

Lynn said...

What a fun quilt! Beautiful.

Millie said...

i love wonky houses, and this quilt is great! very happy!

Margo said...

how sweet!

BaileyGirl5 said...

What a happy and cheerful quilt! I just love the bright cheerful colors and the quilting is perfect. Made me smile as soon as I saw it :)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Oh I love this and it is super fun like you said.

I am Just One Mom said...

love your neighborhood quilt. quite charming.

Side Stitches said...

This is such a fun, eye-catching quilt. I just love it! And I'm impressed at your hand quilting. I'm a machine quilting girl myself. Hand quilting scares me!

Hollie said...

What great houses and the backing is perfect!

Vicky said...

The backing is absolutely perfect for your wonky house blocks. This looks like a fun quilt.

Lisa said...

love it!

Kate S. said...

Those houses are great, what a fun idea for a quilt!

SarahB said...

What a cute quilt! I have always wanted to do a house quilt. :) You certainly did find the perfect backing fabric too!

henny said...

Oh...so pfretty! I always fall in love with wonky houses on quilt. Want to make one for myself oneday :)

Colima said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE that quilt! The front and back are fantastic!

Carla said...

Sandy this quilt came out fantastic! I love the little red house with the 2 purple roofs. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Great quilt, love any kind of house quilt!

diane said...

this is a fabulous quilt! Love the colors and the wonky houses!

Sherry said...

I love house quilts. Yours is just too darn cute, the back is as wonderful as the front. You did a great job hand quilting it as well.

Ivory Spring said...

What a sweet quilt.

Janet said...

I love your quilt! So cute. And that backing fabric - you must have been uber excited when you discovered it.

ANudge said...

Your house swap quilt is so fun! I love it.

Tilly said...

Hi Sandy, thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments on my baby quilt. Your quilt is awesome (as is your daughter, Amy, what a hardworking girl, you must be very proud!) I love that you used swap blocks. And all that hand quilting - wow!

Leanne said...

I love your quilt! It is so interesting how each house is so unique, such a nice project for your bee.

Chris S said...

This is great!! Love it!