Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Amy aka Park City Girl had the incredible idea to hostess the first annual Bloggers' Quilt Festival. Entry consists of adding a blog post link to the favorite quilt you made and leave a comment. Although there aren't any "prizes" (whew), many shops are sponsoring an extensive giveaway. So far 171 people have entered and the post has only been up for a few hours. I can't wait to look through all the quilts for inspiration and admiration.

{Lily's EZ Camper Quilt}
Lily's EZ Camper Quilt is my favorite quilt that I have made so far. When I was first sketching out this quilt I was going to make it a crazy nine patch, but after sketching it a few times and considering the fabrics I was using, I decided to go for the disappearing nine patch instead. I am so glad I did. I love, love, love how it turned out.
It's not perfect, not even close, but I am proud of it. It's the first quilt I machine quilted, appliqued and hand sewn the binding. I think my favorite part of the quilt is the applique to resemble her dad's Volkswagen EZ Camper. I drew it by hand, cut it out in pieces to applique and stitched the VW logo on the nose. The back is a brown plaid to match the curtains in the bus.

{The adorable Miss Lily and her quilt}

The EZ Camper quilt was made in honor of Lily's first Bulli Brigade last November. It's a big day in the life of a VW kid.

I'll be checking in with the quilt festival post and the flickr group frequently. I can't even imagine how many entries there will be by the time it "closes".



Tami said...

This is such a sweet quilt. I have a fondness for those old VW buses. There's something so fun about them. :-)

nicolette said...

This quilt is adorable and so is Miss Lilly!

hetty said...

Lovely quilt! I love the disappearing nine patch too! In the reds and white it looks great! The VW bus is a fun touch!

sewhooked said...

Ha! That is so cute, I love the applique VW!