Thursday, 20 May 2010

2010 blogger's quilt festival



Hi all,
I decided to take part in amy's creative side blogger's quilt festival I have decided to enter DD's quilt this is my 2nd complete finished quilt EVER!
The story behind this is that 1st I made DS2 a quilt which took over 2years then I have a quilt I started some 7years ago which still isn't finished,but the end is in sight now.
So in the process of making Alice's quilt DH jokingly said in front of DD I might have it finished by the time she is 18,well I finished it last month DD was fast asleep in bed when I completed it so as a surprise I laid it on her bed to wake up to the next morning.
Well she was so excited when she woke up she came running down stairs jumped on me with the quilt and said "I love you mummy see I told you you'd finish it before I'm 18"Lol! Bearing in mind she's only 4years old.
What I learnt from making this quilt is to work out the quantities of fabric needed and plan,plan,plan!
As I now have enough fabric left for matching throw cushions.Lol!

39 comments:

  1. Alice's quilt is lovely Georgie, she's very pleased with you and so am I (vbg) I'm glad you've entered the BQF and look forward to seeing lots more lovely quilts from you, Lis x

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  2. Love how you surprised your daughter with her quilt and her reaction! Such fun fabric too!

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  3. I spy 'Woof' by makower! Isn't fabby? That's a great quilt, and your daughter's reaction makes it all worthwhile, no? :-) Also, I hear you on the 'plan, plan, plan' part!

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  4. She will get to enjoy it for many years! Great finish!

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  5. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to!

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  6. How fun! :-) And what a great quilt for your DD to enjoy for years and years!

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  7. What a wonderful story! So fun to imagine your daughter's surprise.

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  8. Oh, how wonderful! and a lovely quilt to match!
    greetings from Cyprus,
    Valentina

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  9. Great story. Love the quilt.

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  10. What a cute story. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  11. Lovely quilt. And what a sweet story!

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  12. What a wonderful surprise for your 4 year old! Now, are the cushions going to be done for the 18th??? :)

    Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue

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  13. Great quilt! What a sweetie!

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  14. What a wonderful way to present the quilt !

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  15. Thats a beautiful quilt there!! I bet she was so excited to see it!!

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  16. Don't you just love creating for your little ones!

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  17. What a precious quilt, and adorable story! LOVE it!

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  18. Cute quilt! Love a big reaction like that :)

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  19. Great quilt. My 4yo son loves his quilts too. What a great way to surprise her. I bet you are glad you finished it. How are those cushions coming along...

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  20. Her reaction makes the quilt even more special. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Cute! Thanks for sharing!
    www.sewshesews.wordpress.com

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  22. Gorgeous! Having too much fabric is NEVER a problem! : )

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  23. What a sweet quilt, Georgie! I think each quilt you work on teaches you a new thing or two about quilting :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  24. thanks for sharing the story and quilt are wonderful, good luck making the cushions!

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  25. What a great story! That is a really fun quilt. Thanks for a delightful stop on my Blogger's Quilt Festival tour.

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  26. That is just darling and I'm sure well-loved:)

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  27. What a cute quilt! Love it!

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  28. Very, very, very nice quilt!!! Good work!!! Happy Festival!

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  29. Very cute quilt. Delightful story.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the story and the quilt!
    Thank you for visiting my festival entry Zoran's Memories and leaving a nice comment.
    Greetings from the Netherlands!

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  31. Very cute quilt. I love the story behind it.

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  32. What a sweet quilt and love how you gave it to her. Glad she had faith in you.
    Come see my 1890 cheddar star & repro
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

    and my 1890 pink blazing star antique
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

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  33. What a great suprise! I so hear you about the taking 18 years to finish something!

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  34. very lovely story. Thanks for sharing.

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