I am so excited for Blogger's Quilt Festival. It provides hours and hours of amazing eye candy and I always find the most amazing quilting blogs. This particular festival was great for me because it was the perfect motivation to finish up a project that I was almost embarrassed to say was sitting in the closet.
Way back on Feb 1st I introduced the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long. This was my first time hosting a quilt-a-long and my oh my did I have a blast. By Mid-March we had finished up and my top was complete, and then it was sadly put in the closet as I had some other projects needing attention. (How sad is that, I am the host of the quilt-a-long and don't even finish the quilt, le sigh) So now we find it is May and I am wondering what quilt to show for Blogger's Quilt Festival when suddenly I remember my Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long top sitting in the closet just waiting to be quilted and bound. So out she came :)
I spent some time on hands and knees basting, and then it was off to the dining room table to quilt it up :) I love the flowers in this line so I decided to try and do a free motion design that was similar. This is what I came up with. Loops and Flowers with adorable little centers. Aren't they cute :)
I am so excited to have this quilt all finished up and ready to be snuggled and loved. It was so much fun to host a quilt-a-long and you can bet, there will be another one in the future!!! (Probably after the little peanut arrives though :)
My absolute favorite part about hosting the quilt-a-long was watching the progress of everyone else. I can't believe how many people joined in on the fun. It blew me away!!! Quilting experience ranged from a first quilt to quilting for 40 years. It was even several participants first quilt-a-long. How fun is that!!! Here are some of the completed tops and there are even more in the processing stage. You can check them all out at our Flickr Group :) Isnt' it just so fun to see the same pattern done so many different ways!!!! Thanks again to everyone that joined me on this quilt-a-long and made it such a wonderful experience :)
1. Pure II, 2. Quilt Top for Quilt-A-Long.jpg, 3. Completed top, 4. by Terri in BC, 5. Finished Top, 6. Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long, 7. You Are My Sunshine, 8. Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long 2011, 9. March 2011 002, 10. Tribal, 11. QuiltAlongTop, 12. Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long, 13. Quilt along complete, 14. DSCN0851, 15. HQQA-Top Completed, 16. Happy Quilting QAL
Here is a quick way to get back to seeing other Blogger's Quilts :) Thanks for stopping by and I would love to have you back to visit :) There is always fun stuff happening around here :)