Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry for Spring 2015

It’s time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side…spring edition. This is my Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry for Spring 2015.

I am entering this quilt in the Hand Quilting category. I finished hand quilting this in the fall of last year, and it’s been snuggled under by various grandchildren over the winter. It’s a couch quilt size.

It’s had a fresh wash and airing for this post :)  One of the shots is from the fall finish.

for bloggers quilt festival

In regards to both piecing and applique, the top row  is entirely by hand. The remainder is machine pieced and then the quilt was hand quilted. The back used up some scrap fabrics.

I really enjoyed hand quilting this :

For bloggers quilt festival collage 2

I am not the best piecer, applique expert, nor quilter. I enter this contest not expecting to win the viewer’s choice, but to support the hand quilting category, as us hand quilters were urged to do a few years back via the Celebrate Hand Quilting group.

f you like quilts, here’s how the Festival works:

  • May 15 – 21 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice
  • May 22 -29 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
  • May 30 – Winners announced

In the past, when I have entered, I have urged readers not to vote for my quilts, because I know there will be better ones there, far more deserving to win. HOWEVER, if you have read this blog for awhile now, you will recall that there are several ways to win prizes …not only due to your talent or your quilt, but due to random drawings. I won a prize last year from a random drawing. I was absolutely blown away…: )

And to any one new visiting from the Festival…welcome  and a big thanks to Amy for organizing this each year, and a thank you to the sponsors: )

You might also enjoy : I won the baby lock Melody

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26 Responses to Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry for Spring 2015

  1. Joyce says:

    Best wishes on this year’s contest! You have a beauty of an entry here, but like you, I so respect Amy’s method of giving any quilter a chance to win something nice!
    I was determined to have an entry for this, but only ended up piecing the top and beginning the hand quilted part. Enjoyed it for a week, and then – SQUIRREL! Maybe I’ll join you next year!
    Good luck!

  2. Karen says:

    nice looking quilt and yes you did win that sewing machine awhile back! what a great win that was

  3. Kim says:

    Oh, I want to check this out. I am not a quilter, but I love to look, I really admire the beauty of the work. Yours are always so pretty, Deb. Off to peek!

  4. Lea says:

    This quilt looks so light and airy. Sweet! Your hand quilting is gorgeous.

  5. Grandma Kc says:

    You have to promise to remind us to vote when the time comes! How fun!

  6. You are truly a gifted textile artist! Fingers crossed at goodness coming your way.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. audrey says:

    Such a sweet quilt! Love the scrappy basket look, especially the one with blue triangles!

  8. Barb says:

    Such pretty, cheerful colors. I’m wondering how long it takes to make a quilt like this.

  9. Stephie says:

    It’s fab Deb, and I think the best thing is when little ones like to snuggle up with you beneath it! x

  10. rue says:

    I hope you win! It’s beautiful :)

    I’m so glad Spring has finally arrived where you live, albeit off and on. And I know exactly what you mean about old houses and air. I have stand up conditioners, but they take so much room, it’s a pain. I hope this year holds a mild Summer for both of us ;)


  11. Pat in WNY says:

    What a sweet, snuggly quilt. It should be a great child-pleaser with all the colors and block designs to explore. Thanks for entering the hand-quilted category so this category remains an active part of Amy’s festival.

  12. Beautiful quilt, Debra. Your hand work is beautiful and those of us without the necessary skills certainly appreciate looking at your beautiful quilts. :-)

  13. ladyfi says:

    What a great quilt: it’s adorable!

  14. There is nothing like a homemade quilt…such love and creativity sewn into every inch!

  15. Sweet Marie says:

    lovely quilt! I really like the flowers and heart squares. :)

  16. I know I am here to admire your handiwork which is impressive, but also isn’t it great after the winter you’ve had to have your quilt gently airing in the spring breeze?! Good Luck with your entry! Love your quilting.
    Wren x

  17. Pat in WNY says:

    Very sweet quilt, and looks so soft and inviting to snuggle under.

  18. Wendy says:

    I think winning an overlocker would be better than winning a category anyway! Those winners only get $75 to spend at a fabric shop, you won an overlocker. I won 4 large spools of Aurifil thread last time so that was great for me because it’s really hard to get in New Zealand. Thank you for visiting my entry in the hand quilting category. I can’t find your email address, so will thank you here, and good luck with your entries this year.

  19. Renee says:

    Such a sweet quilt! Love the summery fabrics and colors you chose!

  20. Cathy says:

    I remember you working on this on Slow Stitching Sundays! If the grand kids like to snuggle under it it is a winner for sure! Yay for hand quilting!

  21. Jasmine says:

    What a beautiful quilt. Your hand quilting is so pretty. I’m glad to hear it is getting used.

  22. Amy says:

    Thanks for linking this up at Best of the Weekend!

  23. Bonnie says:

    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at

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