mandag 24. mai 2010

BQF

Amy is hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival for the third time. There are hundreds of participants; not only showing their quilts, but also telling the stories behind them. Thank you so much Amy for doing this! This is my second time joining the fun. My entry is a wallhanging made in 1999. It was the first mystery quilt I made. The pattern was from a foreign magazine; a Belgium friend translated it into English and sent to me every time there was a new part of it. At that time there wasn't any quilt shop in my area. When I knew how many light, medium and dark fabrics I needed, I asked my eldest daughter in Bergen to help me. I hadn't said anything about what colours I wanted. My daughter didn't want to decide, so it was the staff at the quilt shop that made the decision. I must say I was a bit nervous when I received the package - it could be colours I didn't like at all - but I was happily surprised. During the next months it was exciting to get the next part of the mystery from my friend and make progress. When the quilt was finished, I was satisfied with the result. Now I'll have a cup of tea and enjoy visiting more blogs.




18 kommentarer:

karenfae sa...

very nice - sometimes the staff at the fabric stores seem to know best don't they! I have had help like that also.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Kerstin sa...

A wonderful quilt!

Kerstin

Lonci sa...

It is beautiful quilt:)

Grethe sa...

Fin stjernequilt på veggen der! Så spennende med mystery.
Høres gøy ut med BQF,så neste gang,kanskje?
Happy quilting to you:-)

linda sa...

very nice! mystery quilts always scare me. I'm afraid that I won't like it when it's finished.

Angie Padilla sa...

Love any star pattern and this is a wonderful blend of old (traditional) and new, with the contemporary fabric scheme. Lovely.

Aunt Spicy sa...

GORGEOUS! You are sooooooo talented!

Riel sa...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my festival quilt. It is so fun to surf around and see everyone's work. You were very bold to let someone else pick your colours for your project -- braver than me. Great exhibit in the festival!

Quilt Hollow sa...

It's a beauty!! I'm glad you shared!!

quiltmom sa...

I think your quilt is just lovely- a mystery quilt is fun to make but can be a little scary when you don't know what it is going to look like.
Yours turned out beautifully.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words about my bargello heart quilt.
I hope you will come and visit again.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

lifefullcircle sa...

Very pretty, it turned out wonderfully.

SewCalGal sa...

You certainly deserve a nice cup of tea to celebrate. Beautiful quilt. Great design, lovely fabrics, excellent colors. You did a fantastic job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Rose sa...

I like the quilt and like the fabric the shop chose.

Catherine sa...

What fun way to make a quilt and it's turned quite beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Eileen sa...

nice--love the stars and the colors are great--nice they picked out ones you could love, too!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts sa...

That was brave of you to let someone else choose your fabrics, but it added another element of mystery to the project. How fun! And the quilt turned out very nice. I love the red sashings.

Michelle sa...

Lovely! Your mystery quilt turned out beautifully.

Terry sa...

What a lovely quilt! Star blocks are among my favorites! :0)