Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Its that time again for Amys Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Its so much fun to see what everyone has been working on all year.

although i haven't made many quilts, the ones i have made are all special to me.  I have made one for my parents, one for my sister, and 2 for myself.  Thats it!  (i better get working on all those WIPS i have cut out!) 

Here is my favorite so far!  My  "Happy Campers Quilt" i made this past summer.  I used Moda's Happy Campers fabric line from a few years back.

This fabric totally spoke to me from my childhood.  I grew up in the 70s, and spent summer after summer camping.  How could you not LOVE camping as a kid?  Especially on the lakes of Minnesota.  Playing in the sand, swimming all day, digging for worms and fishing off the dock, campfires at night.  Pure heaven!  When i saw this fabric a few years ago i knew one day i would make that special quilt for myself.  The panel in the middle is of a vintage camping scene.  too cute!

I backed it in denim for those chilly camping nights.  Its so nice and warm!  I also chose not to quilt it, instead i used good ol' fashioned Yarn Ties.  My grandma always made our families quilts, and she used the Yarn Tie method.  It just gave me that vintage feel.

my sister and i both made a pact this year.  we were meeting for vacation this summer and swore we would both make a quilt with this fabric.  Of course we knew that our tastes would be different, but they are both beautiful and show our personalities. 

Hop on over to Amys blog HERE to check out the other quilts being shared by all the fantastic quilters out there!


Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

I LOVE it, and love the vintage feel to it, too. :o)

siv hege said...

I love the quilts! You got me remebering all my camping trips as a young girl with my grandparents. We used to go fishing as well. I used to sit on a rock singing out loud so they could hear were I was :)

Manda said...

Great quilt! I loved camping when I was little! :)

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

What a lovely quilt, it looks so warm and comfy!

Janet said...

That is great fabric! And a lovely quilt!

Kaisievic said...

The quilts look gorgeous. Congratulations.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

trish said...

I love your quilt (s)! I can just kick myself for not purchasing even a stitch of that fabric when it came out. It reminds me of my childhood too. ;o)

Eileen said...

Great quilt with wonderful fabrics. Like the idea of denim on the back especially for camping. Fun you and your sister used same fabric...really nice to see the differences. Thanks for sharing and have a great day