Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival

Time for my last-minute (almost) entry into the Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival coordinated by Park City Girl. No voting or judging, but lots of nice prizes!

I entered Autumn Wedding, an appropriate quilt for this time of year. I gave this quilt to my oldest son and his wife for a wedding gift.

The center medallion has the spinning star pattern that I bought at an Amish Quilt Sale in Raleigh. The colors seem to glow!



The pieced border is made of a smaller spinning star from the pattern, and the Sharyn Craig Challenge blocks I swapped with the CyberBee.


We each made a set of blocks with the same (difficult!) pattern, and then each made a quilt from the set. There were fourteen in all, so I made three pillows to go with the quilt from my extras.


This quilt is heavily quilted with oak leaves, acorns, and other motifs that do not show up very well in the photos.



The deadline is tomorrow at midnight if you want to enter the contest!

13 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, great fabric, great design. You did a fantastic job. I love it.

SewCalGal
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Zonnah said...

wow! This quilt is amazing!

Carol said...

Interesting quilt to look at. Love the center section and I think if I look at the little blocks for long enough I might be able to work out how they go together.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, beautiful!

Lonci said...

Beautiful quilt:)

MARIKA said...

The quilt is very beautiful!

s'me said...

That is gorgeous! One day my skills will reach that far....

Dave said...

Great Odin's Raven, my Momma is one amazing quilter! woo!

Diane said...

Awesome!

Janet Brady said...

This is an amazing quilt! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. I especially like the border blocks just floating there. I have 5 years to go until I can retire from teaching and quilt all the time.

sewpam63 said...

What a lovely quilt!!! : ) Those colors just seem to RADIATE! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

the centre star is amazing!!! did you make it or buy it? Also... whatis the difficulty level?

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

To Anonymous: Both the center star and the smaller spinning stars in the outer border were from a purchased pattern. The center star was very difficult to put together. Choosing the fabrics was fun- trying to use both brights and muted colors to get that glowing look.
The pattern is Star Spin by Oregon Treasures. You can find it at QuiltBooksUSA.com.