Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival ~ A Quilt for my Mom

I am excited to be participating in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I am entering a quilt I recently made for my mother in the Quilt Photographer category.  This is my second entry for the Fall Festival.
I have been slowing working on finishing several projects that have been put aside.  I am not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed that this quilt has taken me almost a year to complete (10 months).  I am not much of a yellow or orange person so the fabric colors did not really hold my attention.  I don't know why I did not like the quilt when I was making it or even when it was complete.  Once it was quilted I was awestruck and trying to comprehend what I had not liked.  I love it.  I was so shocked and happy when I picked it up from the woman who quilted it. 
Before binding - my assistant kept burrowing under the quilt making photography difficult.

Since binding is not my favorite activity - it took me another month or so to get that completed.  This quilt reminds me of fall so I wanted to get some pictures with fall leaves.  I told my son we were going for a hike and after he helped me with quilt pictures he could have some Cold Stone.

It was quite windy that day - My son wanted to know why "I wasn't a normal mom" - "none of my friends mom's make them climb a tree in the wind trying to get a good picture of a quilt"

A break in the wind.

Close up of the quilting.

 My son had more fun than he will admit on his hike with me and he was rewarded with Cold Stone as promised. 
Quilt Pattern:  Hopscotch by V and Co.
I did make a few changes.
Fabric:  Riley Blake
Pieced by:  Me
Size: 100X100
Category:  Quilt Photographer
Quilted by:  Loretta Tibor
 Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out Amy's Blog to see all of the other talented blogger's/quilters.



  1. Oh, Cindy - no embarrassment needed! I know of quilts that have taken lifetimes - I have one wip that's been in storage for years...

  2. Oh, and the original point of my comment - your quilt is beautiful!

  3. I really like all the different stars. So pretty:))

  4. Your quilt is beautiful and I really enjoyed your pics!

  5. This is a lovely quilt I'm sure your Mom is over the moon in love with it. Quilting can add a breath of fresh air to tops often infusing even more love than before.
    Thanks for stopping by Queenie's wee blog and your wonderful comment.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  6. This is one of my favorites! So beautiful!

  7. Great quilt! I love the colors and it was a great idea to get some pics in the fall leaves. Tell your son that "normal" mom's are boring, quilty moms are the best.

  8. Beautiful setting with the perfectly coordinated quilt!

  9. Beautiful quilt and perfect setting for the photos. I have made my nephew try to hold quilts in the wind, to get back at me he tried to let it go in the pool. Love all the colors!

  10. Beautiful quilt and setting! Also, really like the name of your blog. :)

  11. Your quilt is really a beauty! I like your photos too - glad your son was such a trooper! I think quilter/moms are perfectly normal! *grin*