Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bloggers Quilt festival


Today (FRIDAY) is the bloggers Quilt festival!
Amy is such a genius for doing this.

I went through a load of my quilts to show you the one that I wanted to highlight...
But that was very difficult to do...
This one above, is a favorite of mine, But I wouldn't say it's VERY ME,
(as my daughter would say)
But it is a part of something I love to do....

Collaborate...
I enjoy this process because it really pushes you to think outside the box...
Try things your not used to, work within certain rules or guidelines,
and it is purely a mystery as to where it will go.

This quilt is rather like a story book to me...
It just Feels like a good story...

Shelly and I made a group of wonky trees, I took 6 and she took six.
And then we'd see what each of us do to them...

This is mine above.
I made it up as I went along. Knowing generally what I wanted to do to it..
I've been staring at it for quite sometime now...
Sometimes I wonder where the ideas come from...Why I go in a direction I do...
Mostly I just try to listen by seeing...



Is it my all time favorite?

mmm,
not sure.


frankly?

My favorite Quilts?

Are the ones that get USED...


or given away.



Got one you can donate?
Go check out the site.
You might win something fabulous!

;-)

Happy Friday people.

Enjoy it!


55 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the quilts you chose to show and the message for all of us.

soggybottomflats said...

I love the one you choose too...oh dear, there are more! Gorgeous quilts girl, thank you so much for sharing.

kwiltmakr said...

There is nothing nicer than a used quilt. Yours are all nice. Thanks for sharing your quilts and your passion.

Mrs Moen said...

Love the house & tree quilt!
You have such a wonderful quilt and top collection. I too have problems starting quilting tops I really really love because I'm afraid I'll ruin them. Glad I'm not the only one.-)

live a colorful life said...

The house and tree quilt is fabulous! I also super like the third one down after that too, with the block kind of floating. Great design idea.

Ariane said...

Wow! I love all your quilts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Janet said...

I relate to every sentiment! Sometimes I take a really long time because I don't want it to end. I love the trees and houses a lot.

Rene' said...

Victoria, I love all the quilts you have shown, especially the collaborative ones. Thought I was the only one who worried about messing up my quilt tops with my quilting ;-)

I just finished a crib size quilt for Bumble Beans Basics and should go in the mail on Monday!

True Blue Nana said...

I love the one at the top. It is interesting to look at and I am sure it was fun to do. I love your choice of colors and the way you sort of alternated dark and light values. I can see your art background coming through!!

Jackie said...

I know what you mean, it is really hard to pick a favorite. I think sometimes, for many of us, it is the favorite one of the moment! You have lots of beauties there and I can understand why it would be difficult for you to choose just one!

Stephanie said...

Love the collaboration trees and houses. Wow you have a lot of really great UFOs. Time to finish, right? Nothing makes me happier than giving a quilt and it being loved/used.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The quilt you featured is fun to see, but I do love the kids and dogs using the quilts pictures! You always provide great ideas and inspiration. Thank you V!

shellysquilts said...

V, Your trees look so good! I luv the houses and stars you added. I forgot about my blocks. I'll get them out for MN. Get those quilts out and quilt them! You won't screw them up (and if you do, that is what a seam ripper is for.) I love your banner too! Have a fabulous day with B!

A Garden of Threads said...

I love the bright color of the quilt, thanks for sharing it in the festival:)

Sujata said...

Love the house quilt! And your banner! Actually everything!I am going to have to try making the banner for my sewing space!
Seeing the quilts we make being used by someone, somewhere and somehow.. is a great feeling!
By the way, LOVE your portrait quilt too!

Jennifer said...

This quilt is beautiful and I love the collaboration behind it!

Jennifer :)

Vivian said...

I am so glad I decided to catch up on blog reading today or I wouldn't have known about the Quilt Festival! Thanks for the heads up!

All the quilts you make are so you -- they all have fun, free, vibrant, unrestrictive elements that I feel informs so much of your work.

All the quilts here are wonderful but I would have also loved to have seen your "Kitchen Sink" quilt featured. I hope anyone who reads this comment will search your blog and check out that one too!

Hoping to get a quilt done for the Basics Gather by the end of the month -- will keep you posted!

upstateLisa said...

I think I have one.. it needs to be quilted and bound. Do I send it to you or them?

Carol said...

Collaborative quilts are so much fun especially when they are mystery ones :)

Michelle said...

What a vibrant, happy quilt!

AnnieO said...

Quilting is about community, and that's part of what is so special about the craft! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Jenny said...

your bumble beans quilt is fantastic! i like the idea collaborating too! that makes for a special quilt indeed!

Quilting in the Pines said...

Very interesting. Isn't it fun to collaborate?

Catherine said...

What a great way to challenge yourself and learn something about your quilting process too. I really like this quilt, it has a lot going on that moves your eye around. Thanks for sharing all your other quilts too!!

Allie said...

I love this quilt - but I love every single thing you do!

whatktmadenext said...

Love your wonky tree quilt! It's so bright and cheery!

Sandra said...

Your wonky tree house quilt is so cheery. I admire all the good are doing with your quilting.

Here is my latest donation fundraiser quilt and its 1890 cheddar star inspiration (part of bloggers quilt festival)
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

Sandra
my antique quilt festival post
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

Barb said...

great quilt! Thanks for sharing it with all of us -
have a great weekend

Tonya R said...

Love the quilts!

Carla said...

Definitely! The ones that get used and loved are the best. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.

ROZ said...

I love it! What a cute quilt, and I love all the photos. PS thanks for visiting my blog and all the wonderful comments

Kathy said...

You're right about collaborating! I am starting to realize how important that is in the creative process and will use that as my theme in my art classroom next year! I am glad you chose to write about how you and your friend chose to challenge each other with your tree blocks. I like how you set them together with your famous house blocks in the bright colors. Your blog is very insiring to me. THank you so much for sharing your process,

Deborah said...

Gorgeous!

Karen said...

Love what you did with your tree blocks!

Kelli said...

What a great story! I agree, nothing beats a squishy crinkly used and loved quilt!

Leslie said...

the best quilts are well used and well loved. this one you are sharing is gorgeous. i love all the bright colors.

Valentina said...

Great lessons, wonderful collaboration... and yes, the ones we give away are the ones that bless us the most!
:)
Valentina from Cyprus

RosaMaría said...

I', agreee with you, it is really hard to pick a favorite. but I love all your quilts! they are so beautiful and they shows your amazing heart!

sewpam63 said...

Lovely quilt and such a thoughtful post. Thanks for sharing and for giving us all something to ponder, if not act upon...! ; )

belinda said...

...I agree........wish my name was
Bumble Beans so I could have that quilty sign....cool!!!

Denise said...

Great quilt! Love the bright colors!

Lisa Klingbeil said...

Your wonky trees are too cute, and I totally agree, quilts are made to be used and loved!

Marie said...

beautiful quilt, very strong and nice color combination

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Love the quilt you chose to share. Love the houses and trees and the colors. Everything! LOL. ooxx`jodi

Jodi said...

Victoria, I browsed through your slide show! You must be at least 100 years old to have made ALL THOSE QUILTS (but you obviously are not looking at your pic). I love the doll quilt, black and pink. I also love the purple flower quilt and the purple and green table runner! Lots of talent you have, woman!

Kim said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

PatchworkQuilting said...

I love the COLORS! Can I live in your village??? Please???
~MaggieB

Rose said...

this is so wild and vibrant...and I love it.

SewCalGal said...

Inspirational!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

KimT said...

I love the colors and style of this quilt!

kameleonquilt said...

I love the quilt you showed here, - colours, design, - everything.

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Love your quilts V! I tend to think my fave's are the ones in use too - whoever is using it gets my hugs :)

Eileen said...

vibrant wonderful quilt--really like it a lot. your ideas on favorite quilts are excellent--giving away quilts i've made where every stitch is filled with love is the best!!

Angie said...

The wonky trees look great in the wonky neighborhood! Fun :)]

www.craftedAngles.com

Alia said...

Love it! Especially love the SECOND name quilt in your studio. Saw one earlier too. Love it!!

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