Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
I didn't make it this year and I had a post about it last year. Looking through my photos I realised that this was one of my favorite quilts to make. It has a lot of color, many different fabrics, it has some traditional elements, there was some problem solving in putting it together, I used some printed motifs from the fabric I worked with, and the design of the quilt was my own. This is the kind of quilt I most enjoy making.

This was a group challenge quilt and started with the Sewing Diva fabric. We had to use motifs from the fabric and I think 3 elements from a book or two we were all working through at the time. I chose to make mine a self portrait of sorts and everything I used was something associated with something about me or something I like. The motifs from the Diva fabric are the sewing or thread chandelier in the window, the tomato vine and the white haired Diva. The other elements are the 16 patch blocks, the strippy lawn, the paper pieced sun, the lightning bolt and broken dishes (for sun rays). I appliqued some flowers from a Jane Sassaman fabric to fill  in two corners  where  my 16 patch blocks wouldn't fit the center of the quilt. There is always a way around those problems but it makes you have to think if you haven't planned ahead.

The funniest thing about making this quilt was when I told my husband I had to shop for ring for my belly button. He looked at me and paused a few seconds and said "you know.... you ought to think about it before you go ahead and do anything like that." He seriously thought I was talking about my own real life 75 year old body. He probably didn't have any idea about what I was working on or talking about but really...........

18 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

Cute. :o)

Heidi said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read the part about the belly button ring!

That quilt is so fun and bright!!!

Shari said...

Love your quilt! And love those husbands too - always worth a laugh, the little darlings.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is too cute! You can't look at it without smiling! Great quilt!

Susan said...

Ruth,
Your quilt is tooooo cute! Belly button ring? LOL!

Lonci said...

Fabulous, congratulations:))

Carla said...

Love it! LOL, your hubby is funny.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderfully charmiing challenge quilt! And the humor in it and about it are just a 'belly laugh'.

Kit Lang said...

Wonderful quilt, and a cute story to go with. Thanks for sharing! :)

Julie Fukuda said...

I enjoyed your quilt and the laugh that comes with it.

Eileen said...

What a delightfil quilt. Fun it was a collaboration. Love your hubby and the naval ring thing...funny!! So vibrant and nicely done. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

I hope you left him wondering! I am sure you had a good laugh about that!
It's a lovely quilt. I love the colours and the design. Everything is so vibrant.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Ahh, kudos to your husband for not coming right out and saying he thought you might have lost a few marbles with that belly button comment! LOL That qulit is super bright and fun.

Simply Sandy said...

Love this! The lady in the doorway has me smiling. But the belly button ring story has me laughing out loud! You've made a follower out of me! :)

Anonymous said...

This is such a masterpiece, it's happy, humerous, colorful and a really awesome quilt.

Pat B said...

Love your wonderful, colorful quilt.

Sherry said...

What a fun, colorful quilt. Love it! Laughed at your husbands comment on the belly button ring, too funny.

Martha said...

I love, love, love this quilt...so much fun in one spot...and bless your hubby....thank you for sharing with us.