Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival




It's time for another Blogger Quilt Festival hosted by the wonderful Amy for all of us who didn't get to go to Market. Thanks Amy! The last two were tons of fun so I can't wait to check out everyone's quilts this time around.

 I'm choosing to show my first Moda Bake Shop quilt, Whimsy Square.

The story of this quilt is really just that I wanted to use up some of the little charms that came in the Moda Bake Shop Sampler but wanted something bigger so I needed to come up with something. I knew it would be smaller so I went with the Whimsy, which is Fig Tree's first children's line, though it's not really all that juvenile, or maybe it is and so am I!
After making this quilt I realized I could make it exactly the same with a charm pack and jelly roll....so I did! This time I used Eden and am in the process of basting/quilting it for my daughter.

This quilt means a lot to me, not so much because of the fabrics or design, which I will say I still love lol.
It's important because it was really a step for me to put it out there and submit it for the Bake Shop and for so many people not only to see but to give them my directions on how to make it.
This sort of thing terrifies me but I'm trying more and more to not let it stop me, especially when it is something I want to do.

The legacy of "Whimsy Square" is that I have three more projects approved for Moda Bake Shop! And I can't wait to get started on my next quilt to share with everyone. I always enjoying seeing other people's work so I like being able to show something in return.

Oh and I have a giveaway going on here. The deadline is Monday, May 24th in the evening.

22 comments:

Natalia said...

Cute quilt Cara! I love the materials that you used.:)

Ariane said...

This is a gorgeous quilt. I love it.

LJ said...

Both quilts are beautiful! Bravo to you for pushing yourself with your creativity. It's a wonderful feeling to share what we've made, even if it's only directions.
I'll have my blogger festival quilt up tomorrow!

hetty said...

Beautiful quilts, Cara! I love them both.

Vicki said...

Oh I love this design. Little squares in a row just kill me. :D

Marie said...

I love the pattern and love the moda fabric you chose, Beautiful quilt

Sandra said...

I really like the purple quilt. It is nice to see such cheery spring quilts. Definitely a case of the fabric makes the quilt. Congrats on being part of Moda Bake Shop.

Come see my festival quilts (I think you'll like the colors)

Here is my latest quilt and its 1890 antique cheddar star inspiration
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

my antique 1890 double pink blazing star
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
Sandra Starley

Katie B. said...

Very cool! I love the pattern, and congrats on your upcoming projects!

Allie said...

Too darling, and congrats on being featured in the Bake Shop!

Laurel H. said...

Pretty square quilts!

Denise said...

Great quilt!!

MomBrose said...

I love both of those! So pretty!!

Leslie said...

this is adorable

Heather said...

How exciting to be designing patterns for Moda. I follow their blog.

There is something very appealing about the sashed squares in your quilt. Lovely.

mjb said...

Congrats on getting your project accepted!

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

The quilt is so pretty... I just love the fabrics you used!

Randi said...

Bravo to putting your work out there....it is lovely!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely!

Eileen said...

a great design and i love both versions. how fun for you! i don't have any moda that i know of, but my stash is huge and i just need to resist--something i'm not good at. all of you who've done moda quilts are tempters you know!! come visit me: http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ i'm having a little giveaway

ANudge said...

I love your quilt! I'd want to show it off too and I love the second one equally well. I think you have a natural eye for color.

THanks for sharing,

Angie said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and the photo shoot.