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Bloggers Quilt Festival -voting is open

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Just a reminder that the Blogger's Quilt Festival is open for voting. 
My "Conversation of a Marriage" is in the small quilt category.  Check all the small quilts out HERE  and then check out all the categories. So much fun to see all of the quilts from so many talented quilters. 

Linking up with Let's Bee Social with Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts

Conversation of a Marriage - Blogger's Quilt Festival

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"Conversation of a Marriage" Weight of Love Pattern by Libs Elliot 53" x 59"
My entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival Small Quilt category. I took a class with Libs Elliott thru my local modern quilt guild.  I collected many of the fabrics for a while as I love text.  These have some special meanings to me and I tried to include elements that represent my husband and myself over the years. 


Some of the fabrics includes are the Pastel Thift text letter fabric that I used to put the "lbs." to represent another kind of unit of measure in the 'weight of love'.   Also I ordered this great Pride and Prejudice fabric from a designer at Spoonflower. (sorry I could not find your name to link to)

The backing has tons of text and graphic prints. 



Please stop over the the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 fall edition and vote for your favorites when it opens. 

Also linking up with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts

I am...

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I am a Maker 24" x 24" pattern by Liz Harvantine  HERE matchstick quilting


I have loved this pattern since it came out and this is my third time in making the small wall hanging size.   It is really fun to make.  This piece was inspired by a piece of text fabric that a friend who happens to be co-chair of this quilt show, gave me a few weeks ago. It has text and sheet music on it. Then I found some fabric that has sewing pattern terms and quilt blocks on it. Some fabric with writing, photography, architecture and diagrams and put them all together to represent the makers of many beautiful things.


This wall hanging will be donated to one of my local quilt guilds for their quilt show auction coming up Oct 6-8 to raise money for the guild.   I might have to buy it back I love it so much! If you are in Lincoln Ne during that time stop by to see the show or bid on a favorite piece to own. 

linking up with Crazy mom quilts

Fits and Starts

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First off, I finished a small version of the Libs Elliot "Weight of Love" from her class here a few months ago.  I am finishing the bigger one from class right now but I took time to play one weekend with some friends. They had a Accuquilt Go Big and so while they played around with these shapes I used my Hex n more Ruler by Jaybird Quilts and cut small pieces to play. This time I played with color and it came out looking like a "Persian Sunrise". I love it and have to say I don't mind sewing Y seams. 
Next up, I had to finish a kit I made up for Quilts for Kids. This was a design challenge last year in one of my guilds and this simple design by Maryann Morris won.  I had this cute flower fabric and made up the quilt with circles to match. This quilt would make a sick child smile so can't wait to turn this in so it gets to one soon. 


Another local guild is having a quilt show soon and we are all asked to make up some things that would be great for a silent or…