Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry


I am currently sewing the binding on a special little quilt that will be given to a special new addition to our family.  This little girl will be making the man in my life a Great Grandfather…not sure he will want to be called “Great Grandpa”, but I am sure that all his grandchildren think that he is exactly that A Great Grandpa.
IMG_0288 I had a lot of fun making this quilt because it gave me the opportunity to teach a young lady to sew.  The sister of the mother-to-be got to help me piece the half-square triangles that went into the center and she helped me pick out the fabrics.  I also got the opportunity to practice my free motion quilting a little more.  I am not sure just how many hours practice I need to meet my expectations, but my quilting is looking quite a bit better with every quilt I finish.  Working on this was so much fun that I immediately pulled out a quilt that I had put away last year because the quilting was getting too difficult and now I think I can tackle that and actually enjoy the process. 
I am linking this post up to the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side.  Be sure to check out all the quilts that have been entered, there are some real beauties there!

Thanks Amy for giving us a place to share!


notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done. :o)

Issabella The Cat said...

Congratulations on the new addition to the family!
Your quilt is lovely and looks really snuggly too :)

Mom said...

Ferne - That is a beautiful quilt!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What a sweet quilt. I really like the combination of colors. And your free-motion quilting looks great.

Eileen said...

Very nice. Love the colors and the pattern. Lucky little child and all her familt. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing. :)