Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival, Fall Edition

Hello! I had almost forgotten about the Bloggers' Quilt Festival going on until November 4. Amy hosts one of these events twice a year and I love to see everyone's submissions. So much inspiration!



As my submission, I've chosen the O'Cherries quilt I made earlier this year. The pattern came from Moda Bake Shop, but I made a few adjustments. I started off with a honey bun of beautiful Oh Cherry Oh fabric:



And turned those strips into Irish Chain squares:


Which then became a quilt top:


Then the hard part...to pick a quilting pattern. I chose feather wreaths for the white block centres:


Along with some straight-line quilting on the diagonal and feather garlands for the borders:


It wasn't nearly as difficult as I expected and soon I had a finished quilt:


I try to use up my scraps in the backs of my quilts. I love a good scrappy, pieced backing!


I made O'Cherries to match the Postage Stamp quilt that was made with an Oh Cherry Oh jelly roll. I also made a pillow with the scraps from that quilt. They all decorate my cute little guest room under the eaves.


Thanks for visiting! 
I hope you go over to Amy's Creative Side to see some more quilts in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

35 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm a sucker for irish chain quilts and this is a beauty!! I love your choice of fabrics and the quilting is amazing!! The postage stamp quilt is beautiful too!!

farmersdotter said...

Looks great...I love the old-fashioned patterns and aren't the Honey buns fun to work with! I have entered this festival before..I can't believe how many entries there are already!

Studio Christine said...

what a great way to make coordinating quilts!!

Shari said...

What a charming quilt with a lovely old-fashioned feel!

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great, Rachel.
It's a great pattern to suit this fabric. Love the quilting you have used. Beautiful work.

Lynne said...

Oh my, a simple pattern made into something special with that beautiful quilting! Well done!

paulette said...

I LOVE this quilt...a timeless beauty!!
Paulette

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt is so pretty. I love the pattern you chose and the quilting is beautiful. :o)

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

fallingforpieces said...

Lovely! The prints all look so fresh and bright with the white backgrounds. You're going to have one lovely guest room!

Connie said...

And I just love that quilt!!!

Pat said...

I recall seeing your cherry-o quilt in other posts but not seeing it in your guest room....love it there! Can I come visit and stay in that room while I'm there? :)

Erin O. said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the bright colors.

Kim said...

WOW! That is really cheery and beautiful!!! Amazing quilting :o)

MARIKA said...

Very nice work thanks for the quilt for division.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love these both! Of course my PS top is still in block form!

Eileen said...

What a delightful vibrant quilt! How fun to have it in your precious cute room. Thanks for sharing how you did it and have a great day

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your Irish Chain is one of my favourites!

Rebecka said...

I love your quilt! It's so colorful! Your fabrics are so fun! Well done and thanks for sharing!!

What Comes Next? said...

I just love this quilt - Irish Chain is one of my all time favourite patterns (even though I'm yet to make one) and I love your take on it - so bright and cheerful and I love your quilting!

andsewon said...

Love it..love your quilting..love guest room quilt as well!

Liv said...

What a lovely quilt !

Abby said...

I LOVE Irish chain quilts. Yours is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Stacy said...

Both of those quilts are beautiful, Rachel. The bed looks so cozy with the postage stamp quilt. I love the quilting pattern on the O'Cherries quilt.

mascanlon said...

I do so love quilts made with the classic patterns and i really love the quilting you chose. thanks for sharing.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love this quilt and how you used the strips on the back.

Lyanna L. said...

I really like this quilt, but i especially love the back! Great job! =)

Julie Fukuda said...

Such a simple pattern and the quilting sets it off perfectly. I'm so glad to see it here in the festival.

Little Island Quilting said...

Really beautiful and your quilting is amazing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful! Lucky guests.

Karen said...

That Moda Bakeshop project is what interested me in the Irish Chain pattern and how I ended up with my Bloggers Quilt Festival entry. Funny coincidence :)
That looks great!!! May have to do that pattern in Fig Tree's Butterscotch and Roses honey bun.

Kit Lang said...

Really lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing. :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that quilt! I love white with bright colors..It makes me happy...I think your pirate costume is wonderful....arghhhhhh

Jacey said...

Oh, wow. Incredible! I love the piecing in this quilt. Beautiful!!

Megan said...

I just LOVE your quilt! The bright colors in this jelly roll are perfect for that postage stamp pattern!