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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival


Today is the start of the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side blog. This is a great opportunity to go a see some very awesome quilts.




I am entering the quilt "Boo" which also happens to be my very favorite right now. The size is 37 x 37, completely fused and machine quilted by me. After the faces were made I used a button hole stitch or a straight stitch and applied them to the backgrounds. The quilting is very simple to not take away from  the cool faces!
The secret ingredient to this quilt is to round up 4 kids, hand them some scissors, fused fabric and let them create to their heart's content! My 4 grandchildren are the artists who came up with these awesome faces.



Yes a pumpkin can have hair!



and look a little bit like ET!



A purple uni-brow is so in fashion!



Most of all they all had fun! Fallon 9, Griffin 7, Elliot 5 and Maddy 5, my budding artists!
Next we might try some snowmen or santa claus, the ideas are endless.

Kelly

28 comments:

  1. Very cute! Great idea to have your grandchildren help you!

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  2. It is such a special quilt to treasure forever!

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  3. Very, very fun. MAde me smile.
    Ps. you might want to edit your post so that the quilt is the 1st picture -- right now on blogrolls, the BQF button shows instead of your pumpkins.
    Come see me #24 Antique zigzag quilt and #47 1930's repro tulip (AQSG Study quilt)

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  4. What a wonderful memory quilt! Fun!

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  5. love love love love this one. did you get my email about it?

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  6. How cute! What a great idea to use your grandkids artwork!

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  7. This quilt kept catching my eye and I had to find out the story behind it all. Plus it's very festive and perfect for this weekend alone. Not to mention it was really cool that you allowed your grandkids to help out too!

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  8. How absolutely adorable! My grandkiddos helped me make my entry for spring festival so know how fun that is! The faces are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  9. You know I already love this quilt! What a perfect choice for the festival. I bet the kids love it, too!

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  10. You and the grands did a great job! What cute and creative pumpkins you have!

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  11. You and the grands did a great job! What cute and creative pumpkins you have!

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  12. I love that you let your grandkids design the pumpkins. They look original that way.

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  13. This quilt makes me smile every time I see it. it's just so wonderful!!! Congratulations to all of the clever creators of this quilt!!!

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  14. Great pumpkins; love the hair on that one.

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  15. Its great and what a fun way to design it too! Thanks for sharing. #263

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  16. Thanks, love your pumpkin quilt! :) It's awesome. Stay safe during the storm!
    Hugs, Mickie

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  17. Absolutely adorable. Your grand kids did a great job.

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  18. Love it!!! Wonderful to have your grandkids contribute.

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  19. I love your quilt! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Such a neat activity to do with the family! And the finished project is both festive and totally awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  21. what a fun quilt! thanks for sharing it

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  22. Oh, what a fun quilt! And what happy memories were made in the making of it. I love it!

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  23. I love it! very creative & I love all the pumpkins!

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  24. Fantastic quilt, all those pumpkin faces make me laugh! Great backgrounds really show them off, too. There should be a favorite story category for BQF!

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