Sunday, May 20, 2012
Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2012
It's Spring Quilt Market time and you know what that means! Yes, it is time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side!
I've decided to share a quilt with you that I have made recently--my Swoon Quilt made with Suzuko Koseki's daisy prints. This quilt is one of my all time favorites and is presently the quilt being used on our bed. I first fell in love with these fabrics online long before they were available. I was desperate to get my hands on all the colors and was was having trouble finding the dark blue fabric, which happened to be my favorite. I took a wild shot at it and asked Ayumi of the Pink Penguin if she could find it for me. She was so friendly and kind and found it nearly right away! When she wrote me and told me it was one of those fabric moments when your heart races with excitement and you feel a bit breathless with anticipation of acquisition!
I was determined that these fabrics would not sit on the shelf, but would be used and loved every day. I had heard about the Swoon Quilt Along and started to watch what was going on with all the quilts popping up all over Flickr. I had never participated in a Quilt Along, but suddenly I decided I would try making Swoon, using the 8 Suzuko Koseki prints. But, the question was how to make 9 blocks with 8 fabrics??? Simple, one block would contain all the prints--hence I designed the middle block to suit my fabric selection. The plan was to do rainbow/gradient style without it being overly obvious as 2012 is the year I plan to make a rainbow quilt for every month of the year.
So, this is a quilt for me, a quilt using my most beloved fabrics and a quilt I enjoy using every day!