Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Welcome to the Spring 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival!

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I designed this quilt as my first honey bun project.  I really LOVE precuts of all kinds!  What a genius idea for us busy quilters!  I am the first to admit, the absolutely worst part of quilting for me is cutting!  I hate cutting all the quilt parts…  it takes me f o r e v e r , too, as I measure like twenty times before I cut so I don’t make a mistake and waste fabric…sigh…

So, designing and sewing quilts with pre-cuts sure does get you past the yucky cutting part quicker and into the fun piecing and quilting part!  YAY!

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So, this is my first version of my “Counting By Fives” quilt made with a Mary Engelbreit “Attitude Girls” honey bun.  I used one of my favorite Moda fabrics for the background… “Make Life” fabric with all the fun words on it!!

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I am a Mary Engelbreit freak and have been for years…  love her whimsical art and her use of bright colors and black and white…  so really love this quilt!!  I made this one in August and with my mind on having to go back to school (I’m a teacher) in a few weeks, I thought of “Counting by Fives” for the name.

I remade the quilt in “Charlevoix” collection for the Moda Bake Shop.

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(Go here to see the directions!)

The beautiful summery crisp colors of this collection just begs for a warm summer day, a picnic basket, friends and family gathered, a great bottle of red wine…

IF YOU SPILL ONE DROP ON THIS QUILT… grrrrrrrrr!! 

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There are so many great quilts being shown in this awesome online quilt festival!  Go here to see them all!

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Yogi and I hope you like the quilts and please come back soon!  We’d love for you to become followers, too! Happy Quilting!!

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18 comments:

  1. Let me start by saying that Yogi is the cutest dog every! I agree with you, precuts rock! Makes life so much easier. I love the way your quilt came out. It's fun and eye catching.

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  2. I love what you'd done with this quilt pattern. Both are very beautiful. Yogi is such a great guard dog!

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  3. Hi Polly! I'm a Polly as well and I have been following your blog for sometime now. Love your quilts. I see you quilt on an HQ Sixteen. Do you recommend it? Thanks for taking the time to share on the Bloggers Quilt Festival. ~Polly~

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  4. Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

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  5. I love the Make Life words in the sashing!! Drink a glass for me!

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  6. Yogi sure is the cutest quilty companion, a treasure to watch over you as you sew!!!
    Your quilts are lovely, I love how the simplest designs can look so effective! Thankyou for sharing!

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  7. Love both of your quilts Polly. Pre-cuts are just coming in here in Aussie and I do love them.
    Yogi is just so cute , give him a hug from me.
    I see another lady asked about your HO Sixteen. I am off to the craft show and thought I would cheeck one out so would like to know what you think. thanks!

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  8. These are great quilts, Polly. I love the simplicity of the design and how effective it is with the fabrics you chose. great work!

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  9. What a great quilt! I love the fabric you chose for the background - what a terrific idea! I, too, love some of the "words" fabrics that are out now, but never would have thought to use them as a background - love it!! I always enjoy seeing photos of Yogi - he is a such a cutie!

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  10. Polly, I love both versions of counting by fives.
    It one of the quilts on my 'to do' list since I first saw it...even have my honey bun...now I need the time!

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  11. I love your quilts/pattern! I have it on my list!

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  12. Love it! I agree that cutting is tedious. This is a great pattern to show off fabric you love.

    Absolutely adorable dog! He looks like he should be a movie star.

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  13. Love your quilt; I'm all about a precut too. Making things simpler!

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  14. Loved seeing both versions of your quilt. That Yogi is so photogenic:) Have a great evening!

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  15. Cute quilt. Fun, light. Like the color combinations. Tell me how you like your sweet 16. I haven't found many quilters who have one. Do you have other blog posts about it? I just got one a month ago and am about to quilt my 2nd quilt on it. I love it !!!

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  16. I've been sewing forever, too. Made doll clothes for a set of little dolls mom gave me! Love your quilt. Mary's fun fabrics work so well with sweetwater's. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)