Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival




Hello and a special welcome to everyone finding my blog thru Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.

I will be sharing with you the baby quilt I made for my niece, Chloe.  She just turned 2 and her quilt has been loved all 730+ days!!

I bought a jelly roll from Keepsake Quilting of 1930's reproductions and just started sewing them together.
I think I saw this pattern in a library quilting book, didn't care for their directions, and just remade it to the best of my ability.

I decided to hand quilt this one...and why I don't know since I had a newborn and wasn't getting much sleep, but in hindsight, I think it was a very calming project to work on, and good for me to gather my thoughts...I do remember that I listened to the Harry Potter series on cd...read it once before, but thought it would be fun to listen to, and Jim Dale is a great reader!

I did some circular motions in the white border and a cross hatch thru the squares.
And this is the back of the quilt.  I love log cabin block and never hesitate at a chance of making them...with all those 2.5 inch strips left over, it seemed like a good choice.  I added some reproduction fabrics from my stash to make the back big enough.

A really fun project, and always a joy to see at my sisters house.

52 comments:

  1. This is absolutely lovely! I am not sure which I like more the front or the back.

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  2. Such a pretty quilt and WOWee!! look at the back, amazing!

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  3. I love double sided quilts! Really lovely.

    Rita

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  4. Wow - hand quilted! I haven't tried that yet. It looks fabulous.

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  5. I love how this quilt looks reversible, with cool patchwork on both sides! I also love how the white border really frames the front. I'm impressed you hand quilted this too. I can appreciate all the work that went into this treasure.

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  6. Hand quilting and an infant?? You're superwoman!

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  7. Wow Jenny! This is two quilts in one! Beautiful job on the front and back! =)

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  8. Both sides are amazing and I can't even imagine handquilting with a newborn!

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  9. Both sides are beautiful!

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  10. It's beautiful! I love the front and the back!

    Jennifer :)

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  11. You did an grand job with this. Both the front and back are outstanding.

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  12. This is beautiful! I know Chloe must love it. And listening to the HP CDs makes anything more tolerable :)

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  13. whoa nellie! I can hand quilt with the best of 'em but wow, you're literally quilting through 2 quilts with the back all pieced. amazing!

    and see? still friends.....i LOVE harry potter and have read them all AND listened to them ALL on audio. Jim Dale Rocks!

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  14. I LOVE this quilt. It's two different quilts in one!

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  15. That's beautiful! ANd I wouldn't even call that a "back" :D It's totally reversible. What a treasured gift!

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  16. Lovely, lovely! I'm so partial to scrappy quilts and this one is simply gorgeous. Your white inner border really sets the whole thing off. And the back is nearly as pretty as the front!

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  17. How sweet! A beautiful little quilt and hand quilted too...I admire you for being able to do it. Especially with a newborn! Wow.

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  18. You are amazing to do the back as fancy fun as the front! Lovely lovely! Em

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  19. What a very sweet quilt. Love how it looks like two quilts in one.

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  20. Your quilt is beautiful! I love a quilt that has a beautiful back too!

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  21. Oh my goodness this is wonderful - I too love the repro 30's and this shows them off so well! I don't know which side I love best!

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  22. Beautiful quilt Jenny, you are right, handquilting is calming! I love the front and the back, fabulous xo

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  23. Way to go and to handquilt while having a newborn! Amazing! I really want to give handquilting a try hopefully soon in the future

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  24. What a great two-in-one quilt! Love the fabrics! And hurray for the hand quilting.

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  25. Nice quilt. I like 2 sided quilts.

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  26. The back is as special as the front! I can never bring myself to put that much time into the back, but I really admire the people who do.

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  27. a double whammy! two sided beauty! love all those squares...

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  28. it is just lovely! the front AND the back :)

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  29. i just love that it is two quilts in one. it is so pretty. i love the fabric you used. repro fabrics are my favorite

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  30. Lovely front and back! Well Done!

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  31. Jenny that is a gorgeous quilt. I love the front and the back. Excellent work.

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  32. Lovely quilt - lovely gift!
    ; )

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  33. So pretty! I love the design on the back as well! THanks for sharing it!

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  34. A round of aplause for you it is beautiful and hand quilted too. WOW

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  35. This is awesome! so much work, You have a very lucky niece! :)

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  36. Scrappy quilts are my all-time favorite and I love the way you made it reversible! Good job.

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  37. This turned out great! I love the pieced back. And you're not the only one who looks at instructions for making a quilt and goes, "Oh yeah? Um, no. I'm going to do this MY way, thanks!" :D

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  38. Log cabin quilts are my favorite! I love lots of quilts, but I tend to favor the simple the most. Great quilt, especially because you know it's loved!

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  39. wow! two quilts in one!! Glad you can run into it now and again and enjoy your handiwork! Great job.

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  40. Beautiful--both sides! Aren't log cabin blocks/quilts just wonderful!!!

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  41. The border on the front really pops! The back is fantastic!

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  42. Wow...can't decide which I like more the back or the front!

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  43. Wow! I love all the little bitty squares :) You log cabins on the back are so great too! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Like some others, I can't figure out which side I like more! Super quilting too.

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  45. wow--beautiful front and back! lucky sister of yours to receive such a lovely present. thanks for sharing

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  46. what a charming quilt and the back (2nd quilt) is fab too. You definitely achieved the vintage 30's feel.
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  47. Both sides are just beautiful!

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  48. what a beautiful quilt...front and back! i love the black and white border on the front. that's a great detail!

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