Sunday, April 19, 2009

Online Quilt Festival



Here is my entry into Park City Girl's Online Quilt Festival. I have already looked at other entries, so I know my picture is not that great, but what the heck? I want to play, too. Here is the quilt's story: I had just joined the "Spirited Quilter's" in Duluth, GA, and a member had donated a bunch of Lilly Pulitzer fabric sample squares to the group. The squares were free, so I picked up a bunch of floral squares. They were so pretty that I just had to do something with them. Five weeks later I had a quilt. It was not easy though. I was not very experienced with a rotary cutter, and each square had to be re-squared. I had only machine pieced one other quilt, but I had not machine quilted it yet, so this was the first quilt I machine quilted. Straight lines only, of course! I had previously purchased a wild border print fabric from a clearance table at JoAnn's and I had just enough to cover the back of my "Around the World with Lilly Pulitzer" quilt. I hope you like it! It is still my favorite completed project.

14 comments:

Roslyn said...

I love your quilt Karmen. It is soft & soothing you did really well especially for a beginner. Good for you to join the show!

Zonnah said...

I love it! For some reason it reminds me of Hawaii :)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I adore the colors in that quilt. It is very nice.

Staci K. said...

I love it! The border fabric is perfect for the back.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt! And the backing is amazing. I also love your funky flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Around the World as a first quilt. Nice. I like how the backing fabric works with the colors on the front. Fun.

Cindy's Stitching said...

love the colors and pattern

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and lots of piecing. I did one once, but before I finished it, my old cat decided to mark the unfinished portion when we moved. No way you can get that smell out;)

Debbie

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great quilt! Glad you joined us. Thanks for sharing :)

Becky said...

What a great use of fabric squares! Beautiful quilt!

Rhonda said...

You did a great job and I really love the colors.

stitchinpenny said...

The quilt is an excellent use of the fabric. Sorry you had to recut some of the squares, but it was worth it. Great quilt.

Serena said...

This is a beautiful quilt.....I really love the color combination....Great work!

quiltmom said...

HI Karmen,
What a lovely soothing version of the Trip Around the World. I have been thinking about making one and yours is quite inspiring.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna