Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2011

I almost missed this fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival, once again sponsored by Amy. My head has been other places. I don't know how much of a story I have for this quilt. It's not new -- I've posted about it before, but I DO love it.
I will tell you, however, that it is made almost entirely from scraps that were salvaged from a friend's house. She would go quilt at the Senior Citizen's Center twice a week, and any time any families would have the contents of their grandmother's sewing room to get rid of, they would bring it there. She would pass along her good fortune to me -- and anyone else who was interested. I was very appreciative, since my husband was in grad school, and we had our 5th child on the way. There was not much (any) room in the budget for fabric. I love traditional blocks -- especially stars. And I am quite patriotic, so I LOVE red, white, and blue quilts. I just don't think they ever date themselves. Or maybe by saying that I am revealing how uncool I truly am. I love how bright the white is, how true the red is, how bold the blue is.
And I just love the Revolutionary War voile on the back. I am also a history buff.
Everything about this quilt just speaks to my soul. It took me a LONG time to make it -- all the log cabins were time consuming -- but I could not be happier with the outcome.

21 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely, lovely quilt! You can't go wrong with stars can you? And red, white and blue is a pure classic! Lovel it!

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Wonky Girl said...

Just awesomely beautiful! No wonder you love it. Great story to go with it too. Thanks for sharing.

notes of sincerity said...

What a blessing to receive such lovely and I am sure cherished scraps.
Your quilt is just gorgeous!
My favorite colors too!! ;o)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Robin said...

Gorgeous! All that piecing must have taken a long time. And with 5 children scampering about? I'm in awe. Your hard work definitely paid off big time in this quilt. It is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

The Thompsons said...

It's beautiful! I love the classic red, white and blue. It's so much fun to see something like that come out of scraps.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Log Cabin Stars!! That's brilliant!! A beautiful quilt!!

Lonci said...

Beautiful, i like the what colors you chose:)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This is one of the prettiest scrap quilts I've seen! It's nice to hear the history, too.

Token Asian Friend said...

I agree with you! I love the backing and I love all of those stars! Having the stars inside the log cabins are cool, too! Great job, and nice use of unwanted scraps :)

Alisa said...

It's very beautiful! Very American. :-) (I'm Canadian)

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Oooooh, it's beautiful! A very dear friend of mine made a quilt from this pattern for her husband years ago and I've always loved it. It was such a nice surprise to come across yours! Well done! x

Margaret said...

Totally awesome, love the red, white, and the blues!

your friend in stitches
Margaret

http://adayintheworldaroundme.blogspot.com/

Abby said...

I LOVE this quilt! The fabrics, colors, the stars. So great! Thank you so much for posting it!

Linda said...

I love your quilt. How unique to see the log cabin going on inside the starts, you're brilliant. I'm a Texas quilter too. Are you in north, east, south or west Texas?

Julie Fukuda said...

I have made several red, white, and blue quilts as well and came by my fabric in much the same way. I love those stars and the border is perfect too.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love this quilt Jessica!

Eileen said...

Great quilt and love the history and patrioticness of it. Log cabins and stars...perfect combo! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Susan J said...

Red white and blue stars, I love it.

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Such a pretty scrap quilt. I love how the white-white makes the star pop.