Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Housekeeping:FALL BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL

Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival everyone! I am so excited to show you my entry, Happy Housekeeping. This simple log cabin quilt makes a big impact through the use of color blocking in each of the 12 inch blocks.
 The happy-colored 30's fabrics make me smile every time I look at them. An all-over, flowery quilting pattern works great to give the quilt an antique look when washed and dried to crinkly perfection!
The backing fabric features some old-fashioned kitchen elements and, combined with vintage inspired charm squares, is a fun compliment to the log cabin front.
 I have many happy memories of hours spent with my friend and soul-mate, Jan, as we sewed on the blocks over the span of about one year. We each would make two exact blocks and share one with the other, creating twin quilts. I think Jan and I have created close to a dozen different quilt patterns in this way over the last 20 years!
 Making quilts with a good friend is one of my very favorite things to do.  Sharing them with you is another!
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the quilts in the festival.



41 comments:

  1. What a darling quilt.
    And heartwarming story.

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  2. Lovely, Carla. Just beautiful.

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  3. Yep it's a beaut!
    So nice to make a quilt with a partner.
    Clare

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  4. Lovely:) Making a "twin" quilt with a friend, another something to aspire to.

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  5. Carla, what a beautiful story! It's really inspired me. Love your quilt too!

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  6. Love this one!! Is it new?? You quilts look so amazing outdoors!

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  7. Very very pretty!!! love the 30s colors!

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  8. It's a beautiful quilt and I love the thought of making "twin" quilts with a friend. Hey, wait a minute. You and I are kind of doing that--not twins exactly, but definitely siblings, don't you think??

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  9. I love the softness you have created. This quilt came out adorable!

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  10. I love it when I read stories about friends making quilts together, because my friend and I do the same thing! It's so much fun. Your log cabins came out beautifully.

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  11. Oh, what a beauty! Serious loveliness. and your pictures: swooning!
    I agree, making quilts with friends, is what it is all about!
    Greetings from Cyprus,
    Valentina

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  12. Your last photo really showcases that pretty quilt so well!

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  13. I can relate to that sentiment - I enjoy my "making time" so much more when sharing it with my (25yo) DD: my crafting buddy!

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  14. Love your use of color - the effect is charming. And how fun that you shared the process with a quilting buddy!

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  15. Makes me want to go roll in the grass with it wrapped around me!!!
    So beautiful!!!

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  16. This does look like an antique quilt! It is so pretty...

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  17. Carla, I love this quilt! Love the colors and the fabrics...not to mention the pattern!!! I really need to add this to my to-do list!!!

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  18. Very beautiful! I love the soft colors. And the last picture with the pumpkins in the background is great! :-)

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  19. What a pretty quilt in pretty surroundings. You have a good friend in Jan, especially if you can get your block sizes to agree! Very nicely done. Thanks for showing us such lovely autumn scenery.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt. :)

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  21. It's beautiful Carla. Great photo.

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  22. I totally love that you and your friend have been making quilts together, and I totally love this quilt!

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  23. Thank you for sharing your quilt and your story. it's very pretty.

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  24. Lovely quilt done so nicely and with a beautiful back, too! Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Jealous of having your grandchildren so close. One family is across the country from me right now, other 200 miles away...all too far but thankfully there are modern ways to keep in touch

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  25. Wow Carla that quilt is fantastic! I love the design and those fabrics are gorgeous! :)

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  26. Lucky you and lucky friend! The quilt has meaning behind the beauty.

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  27. It is very pretty and does have a homey and comfy look about it. It's great you are able to make twin sister quilts with your friend. So sweet. :)

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  28. Lovely quilt I really like the fabrics you have used. Your photos look great, too.

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  29. i love how you share the process with a friend. how fun and meaningful.

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  30. I think I just found my very most favorite quilt of this seasons blogger festival.
    And your pictures does it justice, too.
    If I just had the patience to make those log cabins....
    ; )

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  31. I like your Log Cabin style quilt entry. It is what I would call a deep pastel quilt.

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  32. Love your quilt and the back. great photos
    ann

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  33. Lovely quilt, and thank you for sharing its story.

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  34. Lovely quilt and I particularly love the last photo with the pumpkins.

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  35. This quilt is just wonderful. So are your photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. This quilt is beautiful...love the photos. Thank you for sharing.

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