Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Spring 2013

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival -

I am beyond thrilled to be participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival this weekend! While I have been blogging for awhile I've never been able to join in the fun until now! I have loved looking at all of the quilts, meeting new bloggers and can honestly say I am truly honored to have my work displayed among so many beautiful quilts.

Today I am sharing my latest Quilt of Valor with you. Quilts of Valor is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. As much as I love to make quilts for my dear ones, there really is something very special about covering our nation's military service members with a quilt. If you would like more information about this fine organization, please follow this link.

I have wanted to make to "Outside the Box" ever since I first bought "Modern Quilt Workshop". I was so pleased to see that even though it seems complicated it was so easy to make. I am so thrilled with the results! When I was planning for my first Quilt of Valor I knew this was the pattern I wanted to use. I thought it would be the perfect pattern to highlight some of my special patriotic fabrics. As with many of my projects it took a bit of time to complete, but I think it has been worth the wait. Here is the first post I ever made about this quilt all the way back in January 2012 here. I can't believe it took that long to make, but better late than never!

I made this quilt while sewing with the fabulous Quilting Angels in Germantown, Maryland. If you live in (or are in town for a visit) the metropolitan DC area do yourself a favor and stop by one of the meetings. I don't get to spend nearly as much time with them as I'd like, but I can tell you I leave every meeting revitalized and ready to quilt my heart out when I get home! I am honored to be involved with such a talented and generous group of people. I can't say enough nice things about them! One of the best things about the group is we have several seriously talented longarmers who quilt our quilts for us. Sharon G quilted this for me and I think you'll agree with me that she did a great job!

I can't wait for the next session of the Quilting Angels so that this beauty can be presented to a very deserving member of our military!

Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of blogland! If you have never been here before please feel free to stay a little while. Especially if you like pictures of adorable children because what can I say, my sons are pretty cute! Enjoy your time perusing the other quilts on display for the festival, I know I will!

Quilt Stats: 

Pattern: Outside the Box from Modern Quilt Workshop by Kerr and Ringle

Fabrics: Various red, white and blue prints from my stash and Kona Marine for the sashing.

To be donated to the Quilts of Valor Foundation

Thanks so much to Amy for hosting this glorious event! You can't imagine the excitement that surrounds everyone of these events!

Linking up with the Throw Quilt category at the Blogger's Quilt Festival


CitricSugar said...

You did a beautiful job! And such a good cause...

memmens said...

This is stunning - well done

Anonymous said...

What a great quilt for a great cause! My eye was drawn to the pattern since I recognized it from Modern Quilt Workshop. My quilt festival entry is the bookshelf quilt from the book; it has so many beautiful designs :-) I was glad to see how yours turned out.