Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

So much going on today!  So much happy news and exciting things to do!

In order (drumroll please)...


Humpty Isaac update.

We are now nine days post op for baby Isaac aka Humpty Dumpty.  May I introduce you to his friends?




Isaac is in the bottom, left corner and his monitors are taking up all this space!  But the good news is that yesterday, Isaac was doing everything...everything...on his own! 




Here he is awake and oh so cute.




His tiny little hand and his turtle.

It's Friday, October 9th and the Quilter's Festival has begun!  You can click on the link to see such wonders of color, design and quilting!  Spring's festival was inspirational and incredible...plus you get to meet so many new friends and hear about their lives and see their creations!  Way too much fun!

My submission is our "Summer Vacation" quilt I finished this summer.  We courageously loaded up the CRV with boys, boogie boards, swim trunks, suntan lotion, flip flops and sandals and headed to the beach!  One glorious week and two wonderfilled weekends of vacation.  We swam with dolphins, saw sharks of all sizes and shadows, jellyfish, crabs, Blue Angels, clouds, and water of the most crystal clear blue and the green emerald waters of Destin.




I wanted a quilt that was cuddle-up-on-a-cold, winter night-and-remember size.  So I dove into my stash and scraps and pieced away.  I was inspired by this quilt:




by RedPepperQuilts, who is also participating in this fall's festival.

Some other pics of our quilt.










Below is the pieced back.  One block (blue) for hubby dearest, one block (green, 'cause it ain't easy!) for me and the blocks that are the centers of our lives...the boys.



and my favorite block




Mimi held onto fabric scraps from outfits she made for my sister and I when we were little girls.  This robin's egg blue flower is a cherished block and I like to pretend that when I cuddle under the quilt, that my mom's arms are wrapped around me!

Lots of giveaways and astonishing quilts at the festival...so go take a look and enter your quilt too!


53 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! I love that you have the scraps from the outfits of your childhood. That is a great story to go along with your quilt!

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  2. This is an absolutely beautiful quilt. And Isaac is just darling!

    Thanks you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my two quilts - I really appreciate it!

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  3. I love your baby quilts. I've cruised through your quilts on flickr and etsy, and they are absolutely beautiful.

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  4. Oh my gosh - Issac is just beautiful!!

    And so is your quilt! :)

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  5. Your quilt is a great reflection of your summer vacation. I love the sentimental elements you included.

    Issac is adorable - what a lovely little guy.

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  6. I love your quilt! Lots of memories! I also like the fact that it is a nine patch, which I love to do!
    Isaac is a beautiful baby!

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  7. That's a wonderful quilt - I love those colors and it will be nice and happy to snuggle under during cold winter nights! And Issac just melted my heart :)

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  8. lovely quilt and what a sweet, sweet little guy! ♥

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  9. how fun and so special that you were able to use some sentimental fabrics in your quilt top. it is beautiful. what a handsome and adorable little man. so glad to hear that he is doing things on his own now.

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  10. That is a perfect quilt for a summer vacation!! and what a perfect little guy you have there too!!!

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  11. What a great quilt and story. Darling baby boy-so glad all is going well.
    Funny, I kept seeing comments from Dee and thought "I don't remember commenting here" So happy to find another Dee to chat with.
    Blessings.

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  12. First and foremost,,,Issac is beautiful and strong! what a miracle these doctors can perform now, amazing!

    the quilt is awesome! and to think it has "memories" built in, is awesome!

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  13. What a lovely quilt and a wonderful story to go with it!

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  14. Beautiful! I love quilts that are memory based, they mean so much more! Thanks for sharing your special memories with us :o)

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  15. Sweet quilt, love the colours and the memories all in one! What an adorable baby!

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  16. I like the way you interpreted this quilt pattern. The back blocks and why is wonderful.

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  17. This is one of my favourites! Wow! Love it!
    Paulette

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  18. Thank you for sharing. I love it!

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  19. Love your quilt! And little Issac is adorable too!

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  20. Love this sweet quilt, colors are great, back is creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great quilt! The colors do make me think of summer vacation!

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  22. I love the blue and green. Perfect to remember a Destin vacation. Beautiful quilt!! Thanks for sharing.

    Little Isaac is completely adorable!!!! Glad to see he is doing well. I need to go back and read your previous posts to get the entire story. The Quilt Festival has been great for me to discover new (to me) blogs and their owners ;-)))

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  23. Beautiful baby and quilt!! I love the clean scrappy look!

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  24. I have that Red Pepper QUilt bookmarked for some day too. nice to see it in another colourway, it looks just as lovely.

    Congrats to Issac doing everything on his own!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, it's nice to meet you! Love your pics and that Issac is such a cutie-pie!

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  26. Really pretty quilt. I like your colors...

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  27. Pretty quilt. I made a quilt form my grand daughter's dresses too. Such a wonderful keepsake to have isn't it?

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  28. Precious little hands - delightful quilt. Blessings to your Isaac and your family.

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  29. Isaac is precious! I'm so glad he is doing well. I love your quilt too! It does look like summer.

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  30. Beautiful post! Isaac is such a precious child. I'm happy to hear the good news. Hope he will be home with you soon and snuggling with you under your quilt. ~ Sarah

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  31. lovely quilt and great news about your baby boy. My quilt for the festival had humpty dumpty...thought of your little one. I love those summer vacations too. We sure can make some memories taking those trips with the kids.

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  32. Your quilt is precious!! Baby Isaac is absolutely precious. Prayers for his continual gaining of strength!

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  33. Such a lot of memories tied up in this quilt, huh? Nice job.

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  34. Beautiful quilt .. love the soft greens and blues. And Isaac is an adorable little baby. It's great to hear that he's doing better. Cheers!

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  35. I too am in the middle of making the same quilt - king size quilt for my brother.

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  36. Not only is the quilt gorgeous, but it has such a special story as well. You brought a smile to my face. Thank you so much for sharing it! :)

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  37. Beautiful quilt and thank you for sharing the special story that goes with it.

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  38. This is a great quilt. Love the colors you used.

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  39. Very sweet quilt. Love the colors and the special story.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  40. A wonderful quilt and glad to hear your little boy is doing better. Hang in there.

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  41. A lovely quilt, and I love how you have brought your family into the pieced backing too. So clever.

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  42. I love the quilt you made! I want to try out doing the same pattern one of these days. i also was inspired by the same quilt from Red Pepper Quilts.

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  43. I loved reading your blog! Beautiful quilts and such a beautiful person. The backing with a block for each family member is unique. So creative are you! Thanks for visiting my blog--I finally figured out how to get an email message when someone visits! Techo challenged.

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  44. Cheerful quilt. You did a great job.
    Thanks for sharing your story, quilt & participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  45. Beautiful quilt and adorable baby!

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  46. what a wonderful way to commemorate a holiday

    ....and Isaac is beyond cute!!

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  47. Precious and adorable and divine!

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  48. Gorgeous quilt, and Isaac is Precious!!

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  49. I love your quilt! In fact you have been nominated for a feature on my blog :) Would you please email me amy1399@gmail.com so I can get you the questions and schedule a date? Thank you!!
    Amy

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