Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival


 
It's time for Amy's Creative Side's Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival !  This is my third festival and I was tickled to be a "featured festival blogger" on Amy's blog the other day.  You can see my feature here.


Here is my entry for the Spring Festival....


I blogged about this special quilt last year.  Very good friends of my son & daughter-in-law were getting married and we were invited (which I thought was very nice of them!).  So, of course, I had to make them a quilt.  And, of course, I had not the first clue about their decorating style, color likes or dislikes - nada!  So I asked son Bill to do some sleuthing and see what they might like.  And he says "green, they like green".    I asked him if he was very, very sure, because, they really might hate a green quilt if you are wrong!  I have nothing against green, but I realized that it probably isn't my favorite color.  I also had a feeling they weren't very traditional.  That was confirmed when I was told the bride had a penchant for wearing wild, different colored socks.

So, I pulled out every green fabric I had in my stash.  Found a great background - also stash and set out to make a square-in-a-square pattern.  But, with all those greens, it turned out absolutely stunning. 

To honor the bride, I made this label...

And the back - still green, all green!

By the time it was finished, I really liked the quilt, but I still wasn't sure about all this green!  So, I can't tell you how relieved I was to walk into their wedding venue and everything was green!  A green cake, green accessories - the bride even had a green sash on her dress - whew!

And, the thank-you note I got from them brought tears to my eyes.  They got it - totally!

So, go check out all the other great Festival entries!  Thanks again, Amy, for hosting this great on-line event!

17 comments:

Becky said...

Fantastic quilt. And really funny about walking into the wedding and everything was green! So perfect!

Barb said...

What a lovely quilt....and it worked out perfectly!

Leila said...

I like the design. Very modern and traditional at the same time. The green cake cracks me up. I have a feeling you could have gone Very crazy with this quilt and they would have loved it!

Mary said...

Looks lovely ,I'm not surprised they were pleased.

Debbie said...

What a lovely quilt you made! Classic. Nice quilting too!

Eileen said...

Lovely quilt and fortunate couple to have itcfrom you. Lovely quilting also. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!!! It's so striking!!! I've never seen a green wedding cake before.

wendysquilting said...

Great Sleuthing job by your son! I love your quilt and what a great idea for the label! not sure what I think of a green wedding cake hmmm

stitchinpenny said...

Those thank you notes that bring tears to our eyes make all the days of work and nights of worry worth it. The quilt is great and I love the nod to the bride with the label.

Anne Ida said...

That is one beautiful quilt! Great piecing and great quilting. I loooove green, and all of those greens together look wonderful!

Sue-Anne said...

What a fantastic story Denise! The quilt looks great and how perfect for them.

Karen said...

Hi Denise. It is lovely to catch up with you here at the quilt festival. This is a great quilt. It may be a simple design but you have made it sing with your wonderful choice of fabric. No wonder they loved it. What a great gift!

Janet said...

I would be uncertain about a green quilt as well - but really yours is quite beautiful. I'm glad they liked it.

Hollie said...

Who wouldn't love this quilt?! I love the green cake. You were right on the mark!

Sandra said...

what a great gift. Kudos on a lovely quilt. Can't believe how many entries are gifts ... you all must work much faster than me.
Come see my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange stars-miniature and #214 antique applique garden delight

Irina said...

I love its simple pattern. I think simplicity always works.

Angela said...

Awesome quilt - that is great that everything was green at the wedding!

Angie - craftedAngles.com