Welcome to the Spring 2011
Bloggers Quilt Festival!
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!
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!!
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.
(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!!
There are so many great quilts being shown in this awesome online quilt festival! Go here to see them all!
Yogi and I hope you like the quilts and please come back soon! We’d love for you to become followers, too! Happy Quilting!!