Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is "Ethan's Houses" the quilt I am entering in the Bloggers Quilt Festival . This is a first for me but I am having so much fun checking out all the quilts that I want to join the fun.
I made it about 2 years ago for my great-grandson. He saw a quilt I had made for our community quilts project using leftover blocks someone else had made and he wanted a house quilt too. He chose the sashing and border fabric from my stash, I knew he  would choose this  one because his favorite color is green although  he likes all colors. We started baby sitting one day a week with Ethan and his sister when he was 2 and she was 1. He always wanted me  to draw houses and when he was old enough to draw he drew houses or used foam stickies cut in squares and triangles to make houses. He likes things to be lined up and orderly so this is not a wonky quilt. In the windows of the purple house in the second row are two people who Ethan recognized as representing himself and his sister. I think that made it special for him. 


18 comments:

Laurel H. said...

What a great story--and a fabulous quilt!

kaye said...

Love the fabrics you used for the houses. I especially love that your great-grandchildren are in the quilt.

baukje said...

Lovely colorful quilt.

Greetings from France

Anonymous said...

Awesome! --Lori

Deborah said...

Grat quilt! I love the colors!

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto simpatico, l'accostamento dei colori lo rende "brillante"
Ciao Domenica

Martine said...

quel plaisir de voir un quilt aussi lumineux et gai qui respire la joie de vivre félicitation

DANA said...

The lovely little houses remind me of my drawings in my childhood.Wonderful, it looks just like a book for children!!!Congratulations!!!

Carla said...

That is just a sweet quilt! Maybe your great-grandson will grow up to be an architect?

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

This is so pretty and cheerful. A wonderful baby/toddler quilt

asianartandquilts said...

This is so cute and colorful!

ANudge said...

I love house quilts and the story behind this quilt. Thank you for sharing.

Lonci said...

Fabulous qult, i love this:)

BJ said...

Great quilt!

Rose Hughes said...

love house quilts...lovely!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. Fantastic quilts. Your's especially. K

Karen said...

I think your quilt is great. I love the idea of it following your grandson's interest in houses. It makes it so special to them and to you.
So bright and colourful!

AnnieO said...

It's surprising how strongly even little, little kids can feel about color and design! Adorable quilt and great story. Thanks for sharing!