UPDATE UPDATE

Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring Fever quilt...




I know I have already shared my Spring Fever quilt on my blog, but I happen to be soo proud of it, I'm going to share it again! 

Amy is hosting a Blogger's Quilt Festival and is asking for everyone to share a completed quilt and explain it's importance to you and what you may have learned during the process. 

My Spring Fever quilt was not my first completed quilt, but it was the first quilt I completed for myself!  I started this quilt and had to stop it a few times, but I learned a lot during the process.



I learned what HST's are {half-square triangles}, and I learned a really quick and easy way to make them!  It was great learning something so useful.  It was fun laying them all out on my design wall and seeing all the different patterns I could make.  I finally settled on squares.


It was the first time that I used my new Singer machine and I was able to use a fancy little stitch with leaves on it to quilt it.  It worked well with the prints from Central Park.  I loved how simple it is in the quilting, but how fun it looks. 

I honestly don't know what size it is, it's a nice lap quilt for myself though.  I love just throwing it over my legs to read a nice book or blog.  I learned a lot about matching seams and being patient.  It really boosted my confidence and completely hooked me on quilting.






So even though this wasn't my first completed quilt, I consider it my true first.  I love it, and I love sharing it. 

Amy's Creative Side

15 comments:

BaileyGirl5 said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love that fabric and the quilting is just fantastic. My machine makes those stitches also but I never thought to quilt it them. LOVE IT!!

Quiltbenaco said...

Grande l'idea di usare quei punti per trapuntare....proverò.
La trapunta è spettacolare!
Ciao

Siobhan said...

Hi kerri, it is a beautiful quilt and I agree the stitching is gorgeous :)

Jolanda said...

Gorgous quilt and very nice pattern!

Dara said...

I love the Central Park line and you did a great job. I have a fear of HST, I need to get over it- this is a great inspiration.

kendascrafts said...

Looks great! The quilting is very nice. Love the decorative stitch.

Molly said...

Hi Kerri! Thanks for your sweet comments about my quilt...I love yours too! Central Park is sooo pretty! :) I'm so glad I found your blog! :)

Marg said...

I can understand why you love it, it's so pretty. It really looks great in the Central Park, and I love the yellow border. The back is fabulous too.

Bree said...

Gorgeous!
How did the vine stitch quilting come out on the back? I've played with the idea of using decorative stitches for quilting but I'm afraid they'll wonk up on the back...

stitchinpenny said...

My quilt for this festival is similar in design, but yours has so many great touches such as the bright and bold colors and the understated but beautiful stitching. Great quilt.

Silvia La Gata Con Botas said...

This is so beautiful! I love it!! Congratulations :)

Cynthia said...

Such a pretty quilt! I love the central park fabrics!

Dee J. said...

The Front and the Back are beautiful.

Marci Girl said...

I don't know which is prettier, the quilt or your pictures! Both are gorgeous! I love how you used your machine fancy stitching for the quilting, that is a brilliant idea!

Karen said...

Your quilt is great. The front and the back look wonderful. Love the quilting. too.

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