Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Can I just say, I have a mental block whenever it comes to naming quilts. I just don't come up with those witty, clever names. It is a struggle for me to come up with anything other than the block name.

Amy, Park City Girl, is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. If you love looking at quilts and reading about them, go visit. There are lots of entries and beautiful quilts. Also, it's fun visiting all of the blogs.

This is my Blogger's Quilt Festival entry. The block is the Arkansas Crossroads block. I named it Leftovers, because it is made with leftover 2 1/2" blocks. The other fabrics are primarily from my stash. I did buy a few purple fabrics to fill out the border fabric selection. I also used Quilter's Dream Green for the batting. This is a batting that is made from recycled 2 liter soda bottles. I thought it was fitting that a quilt made with leftovers should have recycled batting.

This is the quilt that hung in Cafe Daniel for the Temecula Quilt Walk.

The quilting designs I chose are, well, just OK. They aren't outstanding. When I was quilting it I thought it was just for me, but Pauline asked if it would be OK to put it up for the quilt walk. Well, I had to say, "Of course." How can you turn down a request like that?

What quilts were the "parent" quilts, the ones that made all these leftover squares? Well, here are the two primary parents, two Strip Twist quilts. I cut many more strips than I needed for the first quilt, so I made the second. Each time I cut the blocks for these quilts there was a bit of the strip set left. The leftovers became the Leftover quilt.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Love your Leftovers quilt -- it's every bit as pretty as the parent quilts! And the quilting is very nice.

  2. Strip Twist is on my list and it would be awesome to have enough leftovers to make something as charming as what you created! I like the quilting designs you did and can't see what you could find fault with. Thanks for sharing your quilt story.

  3. Lovely quilt, and I loved the story behind it. As for the quilting, well if that's only "OK" I am wondering what "good" and "great" would look like.

  4. Love your quilt! And Cafe Daniel has nutella crepes! YUM!

  5. It's gorgeous. I have a personal weakness for batiks myself.

  6. Lovely quilt, and it sure looks nice on that wall.

  7. love all of these quilts. I love working on any of Bonnie Hunter designs, they are amazing!

  8. Lovely!
    Thanks for sharing,

  9. That quilt would look wonderful on my bed! How about Tic Tac Toe for a name (Xs win :0). Or, if you go to the Wikipedia page on Arkansas, you'll find out the following: The name Arkansas derives from the same root as the name for the State of Kansas. The Kansas tribe of American Indians are closely associated with the Sioux tribes. The word is a French pronunciation of a Quapaw (a related "Kaw" tribe) word meaning "land of downriver people" or "people of the south wind".
    So, how about naming your beautiful quilt "South Wind Crossroads" or "Quapaw Journey"?

  10. Olá!
    Seu cantinho é tudo de bom...
    Lindo, criativo e interessante...
    Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
    Espero você em:
    Uma ótima semana!
    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    Itabira - Brasil

  11. I really like that quilt pattern
    and the colors.
    Great quilting!

  12. I can relate! My creativity seems to be used up in the process of MAKING the quilt and I have none left to name it.
    It's gorgeous, whatever the name!

  13. Very impressive, congratulations:)

  14. Especially love the purple and blue border you chose---it works really well and is such a pretty quilt.

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