My entry in Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival

 
This is a first for me, but I decided the timing was right to enter a quilt into Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.
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This is my entry, the quilt you have been watching over the last five months, a pattern by Two Kwik Quilters called Kwik Scrappy Star.
 It was beautifully quilted by Elaine Kennedy of Pine Grove Quilting Studio, with butterfly's and swirls, machine pieced by me and it all started in a workshop with tutor Heather Ford in June.  I put the last stitch in the binding and label today! 
I made this quilt for the daughter of one of my friends from High School.  We live in separate states, visit rarely, but have maintained a friendship over many years.  I suggested the pattern, as I had seen one made in red/blue by a friend that I loved.  She nominated her favorite colours and I had to pick the fabrics...daunting when you don't have a daughter and are trying to buy fabrics that you hope will stand the test of time...from primary school aged now to hopefully to at least teenage years.
 Pieced purple stars on a pieced pink background and pink stars on a purple background made me think this was a legitimate quilt for the two colour category...but some of the fabrics have white in them, so I guess my entry in that race might get scraped at the barrier - as they say in the racing game.
 This quilt was a joy to make.  It was nice to make something for someone else, plus tick off a pattern you have long wanted to try, attend workshop with one of your fav teachers (and I made a new quilty friend) and extend yourself in a colour palette you rarely explore.
Kwik Scrappy Stars in Purple and Pink
Quilt Measurements: 81" x 62"
Special Techniques used: Two Kwik Quilters freezer paper pattern
Quilted by: Elaine Kennedy of Pine Grove Quilting Studio
Categories: Two Colour Quilt, Bed Quilt, Professionally Quilted Quilt. 
 
Happy quilting, Sue SA.

11 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. I am sure your friend's daughter will love this for years to come.

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  2. So glad you decided to put this beauty in the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I love the light and shade within the colours you used, and the pattern is simple but so effective. A great quilt as usual!

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  3. Good on you for entering!! It turned out beautiful and I bet your friends daughter will love it ;)

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  4. Very pretty quilty gift. I love 5 point star quilts and have been looking for a fun pattern to make one. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  5. Love those wonky stars. They just sing. Perfect quilt for a little girl!

    PS. Congratulations on linking up!

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  6. It is beautiful and I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated!

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  7. Gorgeous shades of purple and pinks! Makes a very cheerful quilt!! One to brighten the day!!
    Great entry!!

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  8. goregous yummy colors like cotton candy Beautiful!! ann

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