Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilt Festival Extravaganza!

I love the word "extravaganza" and use it every opportunity I get.  Makes everything fancy. Okay, focus.

I am so excited to be posting right now!  For a few reasons, first Park City Girl AMY is having her blogger's quilt festival which we've been waiting and waiting for!  You must go check out all the amazing quilts people are making.

Speaking of amazing, my mommy designed this quilt for my sweet baby boy!  Isn't it precious?  I love everything about it, the sailboats, the water...the colors.  I adore.




Megan and I are so lucky to have such a talented mom, let me tell you she put so much thought and time into every bit of this quilt, and I am so grateful.  It will live through our family for generations to come I'm sure.  And yes, this bad boy will soon make it to the printing press to be one of our patterns :)

The next reason I am so excited to be writing this post?  We are launching our new blog, bold, we know. Bless our hearts, but please indulge us.  We are absolutely giddy over it.
Fresh Poppy Design

It's called QuiltStory and it's a place where we want to share other's amazing quilts and stories that go along with them.  We want readers to come and admire as well as quilters to make their submissions. Please go and check it out!

Finally, the last reason I'm excited and quite frankly why you will soon be excited, we're having a
FABULOUS GIVEAWAY (extravaganza)!

Choose 5, count it 1-2-3-4-5!!! of our patterns!!  And for those of you maybe a little intimidated by the quilting, you could also win:

A stack of 5 fat quarters to do what your heart desires.  Now the giveaway for the fabric is only on our Quiltstory blog, however we are giving away 5 patterns on this blog AND quiltstory!  So basically there is eleventy billion ways to win.

How?
- 1 entry per comment
- 3 entries per follower
- 5 entries if you submit a quilt and story to Quiltstory (details there)

Please state in your comment(s) what you have done, and make sure to enter both blogs!  We will announce our giveaway winner at the end of the quilt festival, May 28th.

151 comments:

Sam said...

the sailboat quilt is so cute!

SewCalGal said...

The sailboat quilt really caught my eye. I'm always looking for sailboat quilt patterns. This is lovely.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I'm following!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Natalia said...

That sailboat is darling! Thanks for sharing! :)

Suedio said...

This is such a nice quilt - always great to see something for boys . . . we girls always seem to easy to quilt for, but our boys provide more of a challenge. How great is your mum?

Regards, Sue

Kim said...

The sailboat quilt is adorable.

Kim said...

I am already following.

live a colorful life said...

The rickrack--such a cute touch! What a great idea for Quiltstory, and quilts often have amazing stores behind them!

Catherine said...

What a cute boys quilt. Ilove the ricrac and the little flag at the top of the sail.

Catherine said...

I'm following! :)

geni said...

A real cutie!

bearpaw said...

You are lucky to have such a nice Mother! Love the wavy sea!

Bellgirl said...

What a beautiful quilt, I look forward to the pattern for my little sailor!

upstateLisa said...

very cute! found you through the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Leah said...

Oh, I love that ric rac sea horizon :)

Bellgirl said...

And I'm also a follower!

sunt said...

That is one fabby quilt! Great use of fabrics for the sea!

Kriza said...

that is a lovely quilt, my sons would love the sailboats! we just bought a small sailboat last summer and they are learning how to sail this summer, so sails are very much the 'in' things in our family :-)
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

AJ said...

What a cute quilt...perfect for a baby boy!

Shawn said...

Love your Moms quilt and what a great give-a-way! You two are adorable. I'm off to visit your new blog.

Amy said...

That sailboat quilt is definitely the perfect baby boy quilt. I decorated my son's room with sailboats too and still love it, 7 years later!

SandyQuilts said...

Oh to have a mother with such talent ... it's perfect.

SandyQuilts said...

I use google.com/reader to track my favorite blogs .... you're listed.

A Garden of Threads said...

I love the different positions of the sailboat in each block, wonderful.

ktquilts said...

Great quilt!!!

ktquilts said...

I already follow!

Blessings,

KT

Anne at Film and Thread said...

As someone who used to live on a sailboat, I've seen a lot of boat quilts, but the colors and design of this one are extra cute!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

oh my gravy, this is soooo stinkin cute! Love it!!!!! I like how each "window" is different.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

btw, I'm following, too

Sew It Up Baby! said...

How wonderful! The sail boat quilt is just precious. Love the rick rack your mom used. I'm excited to check out your new blog! Good luck :o)

Sew It Up Baby! said...

I am a follower and it's been a blast!

The Calico Cat said...

I like the use of ric-rac.

Kristen said...

I am a follower.

Kristen said...

You always have some very creative things to do. Thanks foR the great giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very sweet quilt! And thanks for a great pattern giveaway :-)

Strlady said...

Love the quilting on the quilt.Gives the boats a sense of movement. Sweet!

Melissa said...

The sailboat quilt is adorable! And I love that first pattern that I can see on the stack. The snake is so cute, and you don't say that everyday!

Melissa said...

I am now following your blog. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

Melisa
melissacorry@hotmail.com

Kelli said...

I can see why you love it. It's so precious!
I'll be looking forward to reading the new blog!

Kelli said...

I'm a new follower!

kelli_s1@yahoo.com

Valentina said...

I am so in love with your sailboats quilt... What an inspiration, well done, Mom!
:) Congrats on the new blog, and thnks for the giveaways!

delitealex said...

What a great quilt. My boys would love it.

delitealex said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

call me crazy said...

How fun! The sailboats are so cute! Thanks for a chance in your giveaway!

Michelle said...

What a delightful, happy quilt! Your mom did a wonderful job.

Katie B. said...

Cute quilt! I'm excited to check out the new blog.

Julie in WA said...

Thanks for sharing this quilt! I do not have a boy, but I like to see boy quilts for ideas!

Crafty Batches said...

Love the sailboats! I'm a follower! :) ~Sam
craftybatches@gmail.com

janet said...

What a darling, summery quilt!
I am following.

Karisty said...

I'm glad my sister told me about your blog. I love it.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love those boats. They are adorable and the colors are fabulous! What a fabulous stop on the Blogger's Quilt Festival tour! Thanks for sharing!

Sew Lovins said...

LOVE the sailboat quilt! It is beautiful.

Sew Lovins said...

Im a new follower!!

Michelle said...

I love the sandcastle block!

Melissa said...

This would looks so wonderful in a little boy's nursery!

Carol said...

Your mom is definitely very talented. The window view is lovely.

mom said...

What a sweet design your mommy came up with! I love the color of the fabrics, too...very calming :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Kim and Jim said...

I just became a follower! Your patterns are SUPER cute, I am such a sucker for baby quilts. They are my absolute favorite quilts to make! Beautiful work on the sailboat quilt, I couldn't love it more!
Kim
http://jimnkim.blogspot.com/

Dawn N. said...

I absolutely love that quilt! And I also love to use the word "extravaganza" any chance I get. :)

Dawn N. said...

I also am a follower. :)

Leigh Ann said...

Love the sailboat quilt!

Leigh Ann said...

I'm also a follower :)

Anita in Florida said...

What an adorable quilt! Thanks for the giveaway...I'm heading over to Quilt Story right now!

Anita in Florida said...

I'm also a follower.

Army Wife Quilter said...

wow so cute i love it. It's simple design gives it such a fresh look.

Becky said...

What a great quilt! How neat that your son has a quilt that his grandmother made for him!

Dolly said...

Loving the sailboat quilt.....my little quilt could come and be it's companion if it wasn't headed for Oklahoma !

Please enter me in the drawing once for your patterns......I think I would love your style in anything !

QuiltyGoodness said...

That sailboat quilt is adorable!

Me aka Supermom said...

What lovely colors!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

MomBrose said...

So cute! I love the use of patterns to create the "look" of sky and sea. Love it! Is the "tree" quilt in your header available as a pattern too?? :) I have a thing for trees lately....and birds. :D
Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Best of luck on your new blog!!
Blessings,
Heather@TripleBlessing

Dani said...

I love the nautical quilt ... speaks to my heart :). Thanks for sharing!

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful - I like the use of rick racks to simulate the waves. And congrats on the launch of your blog!

sewpam63 said...

Fun quilt! I too like the use of rick-rack to simulate waves. Quite clever! ; ) Thanks for sharing.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

So cute!!!

Jenny said...

what a darling cute quilt. i love that your mom designed it. love the blue and orange combo too!

Bailey said...

Beautiful! I just discovered your blob through the quilters festival!

Allie said...

Well am I glad you posted to the quilt festival - I LOVE this quilt, and I love your blog! I'm glad to know this will be a pattern at some point, it's wonderful! I had to become a follower and now I'll go to QuiltStory!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love the simplicity of this quilt, and how adorable it is! thanks for sharing :)

allsewnup said...

This is adorable.

Carolyn

allsewnup said...

I'm following you!

Carolyn

Quilting in the Pines said...

Soo cute!

whatktmadenext said...

This is such a cool quilt. I'd been thinking about doing something with boats for my nephew, so this is great inspiration!

SisterlyLove said...

Ooh yay! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Jenny
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

SewnGracefully said...

The sailboat is a gorgeous quilt. And I am looking for a boy quilt. Very nice..!! I am also a follower..!! Like the blog.

becky @ becky ann designs said...

I love the uniqueness of the sailboat quilt and really like the quilting design on it too.

becky @ becky ann designs said...

I'm following!

BahamaDawn said...

that sailboat quilt is AMAZING!!!!
i am becoming a follower! :)

Annelies said...

Holy Cuteness.....love the quilt, and I am a following!!!

becky @ becky ann designs said...

I submitted a quilt and story! It's my Feedsack and Family Quilt. My favorite quilt to date.

bethany said...

That is a super sweet quilt! Thank you for sharing!

AnnieO said...

What an adorable quilt--an extravaganza of fun. Love the giant rick rack making the waves. Thank you for sharing this quilt's story, and for having a giveaway!

creativedawn said...

What a beautiful quilt! The sailboats are bouyant...love the pattern!

Pam

creativedawn said...

Of course I'll follow...this is a wonderful blog to follow and now I shall hop on over to the new blog!!!
hugz, Pam

Lis said...

Love the seaside quilt, the boats are beautiful. Lis x

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love the sailboats! I just found your blog and became a follower. going to check out the new blog too

Kathy said...

What a fresh idea for your newest quilt. I love the sailboat motif. It is a happy example of quilting!

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

The sailboat looks so adorable and I love the 3D effect of the rick-rack.

Momma Knits said...

I'm now inspired to start working on a sail boat quilt for my 18 mo son's room... how perfect!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I love the sailboats. I made a very different sailboat quilt for a baby boy several years ago.

Dave and Mandi said...

Awesome sailboat quilt!

Jill said...

Love the sailboat quilt, the colors are great!

thecraftyquilter said...

Looks like you have one awesome MOM! Love the idea of your new blog...on my way to check it out now!

Megan said...

The ric rac is the perfect touch on this quilt! Love it!

2miracles/Tove said...

Love the colors in this Quilt! I have one posted with the festival too, I am looking forward to the comments. It is so fun to share.!

Alia said...

Hi! Just look at all the visitors from the Blogger's Exhibition and from all over the world! How cool! I love this sailboat quilt! Love the almost monocramatic colors and will hop on over to your new site! Congrats!

Gale's Goodies said...

This quilt is adorable! I am thinking that a single panel would make a great wallhanging. I like to decorate my front door with seasonal mini quilts. Your mom is very talented!

Stevens Family said...

what a fun and fabulous quilt! I am excited to go check out quiltstory.

QuiltSue said...

What a fabulous quilt.

SaRah G. said...

I follow your cute blog, and I'm obsessed with the rickrack and the sailboats! TOO cute!!!

anne said...

What an great quilt love the colours. Off to look at your new blog. Good luck.

Diane said...

what a great quilt for your little boy! It's wonderful.

Galia said...

I'm following!Thanks for the great giveaway!

SoozeM said...

Cool giveaway! I am a follower :)
(soozemoroney@gmail.com)

laurenaphelps said...

Neat quilt! I love how you quilted waves and clouds!

Heather said...

My grandmowther made a sailboat quilt for my first child, who was fortunately a boy. It was traditionally colour, red, white, and blue. I love the colour choices for yours.

Ariane said...

I love the sailboat quilt. It is beautiful.

Ariane said...

I'm a follower!!

sandra said...

I love your sailboat quilt and I know my grandson would to

stitchinpenny said...

Love the sailboats. Perfect for the older boys that don't want baby quilts.

Celi said...

Love the sailboats! you're right, the colors, the pattern, all of it, just perfect! I want to take a nap with it! Very vute!- Celia

Spendlove said...

So excited for your new blog - cute quilts thanks for the chance

Debbie said...

Is that castle made from sand? LOL! Cute quilt.

Debbie said...

I'm following!

Merete said...

Lovely quilt. love the sailboats!

Merete said...

Im following :o)

Randi said...

Makes me wish my son was younger. I love the sailboat!

Franie said...

Adorable quilt! So cheerful and ideal for a boy.

georgie said...

I love the quilt the choice of colours are fab the.
Happy quilting.
Georgie x

Always Sewing said...

I love your sailboat quilt!

D'Anne said...

What a cute sailboat quilt! I'll have to show my best friend she has been looking for a sail boat quilt for me to make her son and with you releasing the pattern soon this would be perfect!

D'Anne said...

I follow!

Alicia said...

Cute sailboat quilt! I'd love to get to see your patterns.

Kim D. said...

The sailboat quilt is so cute!!

Kim D. said...

I'm following. Thanks for the great giveaway, I'd love to be entered.

Createandsew.blogspot.com

PJ said...

I love sailboat quilts. I made one for my g-daughter when she was small. Might be time for another, huh?

sharon said...

what a wonderful boy quilt!

i submitted a story and comment and am following on the other blog

mngirltx said...

What a cute quilt!

Lizzy said...

that sailboat quilt is so perfect for a little boy! so fun!

Linda T said...

What a cute quilt - I love boy quilts!

ltenhage@gmail.com

Angie said...

Wow -- Great design! I love the beach, so this is just a fun quilt. I am just learning free-motion quilting this week, so I am in awe of the simple waves with the quilting. Again, great job!

Thearica said...

I love your sailboat quilt! The last sailboat quilt I made was back in the 1980's!! wow! where has the time gone!

I would love to win your giveaway!

Thearica said...

Please put my name in 3 times as I am now one of your newest followers! I love your blog!

Jessica said...

That cute is adorable!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

hm.."Extravaganza" definitely makes things sound "extra-ordinary" :o) I love the beautiful sailboat quilt your mom made! You can just imagine setting sails on those pretty blue seas.
(Ah! my goal is to get my unfinished quilt tops, etc done for our future grandbabies!) We are very blessed with the quilts that my mom made for our children and cherish them especially since she is no longer here, but they represent her time and love spent in making them.

So happy to finally get my post up for the Quilt Extravaganza...it is about our two daughters who are sweet sisters...like you two :o) And unfinished quilts that initially were for them...but looks like they won't be done until their firstborns are born!

I love the idea of your new blog-Quilt Story! I just went over and became a follower...

Blessings & Aloha!
(I am hopping over from the Quilt Festival...hope you get a chance to stop by :o) Also...as a novice quilter...I am taking this opportunity to ask quilter's what type of sewing machine do you use? )

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I am a new follower here and also on your new blog.

:o)
Blessings & Aloha!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I would love to submit a quilt post on your new blog...

Blessings & Aloha!

Sandra said...

What a great little boy quilt, very charming but masculine. Thanks.
Come see my antique quilt entries
1890 antique double pink star
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1890 cheddar orange star & repro.
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

audrey said...

Cute quilt! Love all the aqua colors in it!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

Love your little sailboat quilt :)

I am now a follower!

Love to share my quilt stories with you - just let me know...
lapaceksorchard@gmail.com

Susan Michele said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt with us. Love the boats!

Jeannette said...

Fetching logo for your new blog! The sailing ship sand castle story of a quilt is delightful. Glad to have found your expressive portal. I'll sail in to visit from time to time for visual rest and inspiration. Thank you. Jeannette