Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival

Amy over at Park City Girl is hosting a Virtual Quilt Festival! She hosted one last spring, but I was out of town so I couldn't take part in it. I'm thrilled to show off the favorite quilt I've made.



This was a wedding gift made for a good friend and his now wife. It made it in 2007 for an October wedding. The quilt block is called "Peace and Plenty" and is made from Teresa Kogut's "Williamsburg" fabric line. The groom was a year ahead of me in college and we met through several activities we both participated in. He really served as a great mentor and big brother figure in my life, and I was thrilled when he got married. Since he and his wife met in college, and we all went to school in Williamsburg, I couldn't resist when I found this Williamsburg related fabric.
Now, I will admit - it took me a little while to hand quilt it, so while they were married in October, the gift arrived in November to them.
Well, that's my quilt! I'm looking forward to seeing all the others out there!

13 comments:

  1. Its so pretty and does have that Williamsburg look. I know they must cherish this quilt.

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  2. What a thoughtful wedding gift. I agree, what well picked fabrics, for the time of the wedding and the place that they met.

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  3. I have a bunch of half-square triangles leftover from snowball blocks on my last quilt. This block looks like just the ticket for inspiration. I also enjoyed the story about the quilt's provenance--very lovely!

    --ELIZABETH E, #115

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  4. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. That is a beautiful quilt! You have some lucky, lucky friends. :)

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  6. Beautiful quilt and love the Williamsburg tie in. Even more special that you hand quilted it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is such a pretty quilt. Love the colors. I am trying to make my way through the quilt festival. There are so many lovely quilts to look at.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a wonderful gift for special friends. It is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

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