Bloggers Quilt Festival

Once again the Quilt Festival of online quilters is taking off. I participated in the first one, missed the second one, but I’m here again for the third. Amy at Park City Girl has started something amazing with the simple idea of bloggers sharing their favorite quilt that they’ve made and why it is so important to them.

I know that I’ve shared about this quilt pretty recently here on my blog, but my favorite quilt of late is the string quilt that I made for my mother in law.

the whole quilt

It started as a simple quilt of blues and yellows and quickly grew to include over 30 different fabrics. I made this quilt for my fabulous MIL who gave up a month of her life to fly across the country to help take care of me and my new baby after I gave birth and had complications with recovery. We could not have done it without her and she cleaned and did laundry endlessly and tirelessly. She was amazing and I had no idea how to thank her for her gift. And then my husband told me that on her way to airport to go home she mentioned shyly that she loved my quilts and maybe I could think about making one for her for a big birthday in a few years. A few years! No way! I knew immediately that I would make this quilt for her as a thank you for all her love and hard work. I had a slightly crazy deadline for it and that just pushed me more and helped in my recovery.

finished string quilt top

The string quilt presented more of a challenge than I expected and I learned a lot making this. I would make another one again, but I need a bit of a break. đŸ˜‰

string quilt with wisteria

Thanks for stopping by to see one of my favorite quilts. Feel free to look around more or check me out on flickr under Tweedledee Designs.

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41 thoughts on “Bloggers Quilt Festival

  1. I love your quilt! I'm in the middle of a string quilt… but I made the mistake of making much too small blocks. I've got what seems like millions of them but not enough to sufficiently make a quilt. I'll bet your MIL loves it! đŸ™‚

  2. What a beautiful quilt – those colours together have a modern feel but also feel quite traditional – and I always love strippy even if I would never have the patience to do a whole one myself!

  3. I really love this quilt! I've always loved yellows and blues together and I am right now working on my own string quilt. So this quilt really struck a note with me. It's beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

  4. wow, what a lucky Mother-in-Law! I love the colors you chose and that you stayed with a tight color palette. My own string quilt is scrappy and I am wishing I had been more selective with the fabric choices.

  5. Wow, and double wow! This is gorgeous…I happen to love string quilts and I love blue and yellow together. Also, just plain love yellow in a quilt..I also have a string quilt for my entry…see it Here.

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