Monday, October 29, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival



Hi and welcome!!!  

This is my second time entering the Blogger's Quilt Festival at AmysCreativeSide.  I think it is a wonderful chance for quilters of all levels to participate in an online quilt show. Also it is alot of fun and so inspirational to check out everyone's entries.

My entry this time is a quilt I made in honor of my 7 year old grandson doing his first Walk for a cure walk. I am so very proud of him and didn't think just donating money was enough so I made this quilt for them to raffle off. I actually surprised myself on so many levels making this!  The free motion quilting in the center is something I never even dared to try much less with no pattern. If you have followed any of my postings you will know that I am new to machine quilting. I do it on my home machine and just started this past spring. I got this idea in my head for a design and how I managed to make it still totally amazes me!  LOL I did manage to do it though, and am pretty proud of it.
details of center of  quilt
at the walk
They were pleased with it and made alot more money on it than I thought possible so all went well.


My daughter, Melissa and grandson , Noah at the walk. Noah was the second highest earner on his team!! Yay Noah!!!

So anyway :) the details. 
quilt size 60 x 60
pieced and quilte by me :)
machine pieced and quilted on home machine
categories  throw quilt
                  machine quilted on home machine

Thanks so much for stopping and make sure to visit all the quilts !!
hugs and blessings 
Kate



11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt and story!! I have been tempted to make a quilt to raffle for a friend's annual pageant she has as a fundraiser. Maybe this upcoming year ;-) Thanks for sharing. Your quilt and quilting are beautiful!!

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  2. What a heart your family has! They've obviously had a great teacher!

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful quilt! I think you've done a marvelous job.

    Good luck on winning! :o)

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  3. Pretty quilt and a great cause and story! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your quilt, and your quilting of it, is beautiful! As the daughter of a 9yr survivor, I thank you.

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  5. What a great idea for a fund raiser. It's a lovely quilt and it is lovely to read the story behind it.

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  6. I love the quilting on this quilt. It really accents the black around the ribbon. Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful!!! I love the pink ribbon in the center. Breast cancer awareness is a cause near and dear to my heart. Your grandson is awesome for joining in the walk. Congratulations to him for raising awareness and funds.

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  8. I love your quilt, especially the beautiful quilting in the middle. What a wonderful grandson you have! Congratulations to you both!

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  9. everyone loved it so much mom! they are still selling tickets for it lol <3 thank you so much for doing that for us! Noah and I love you tons!

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  10. Great story and your free motion in incredible. I love your quilt. I included you in a blogging game: http://createinthesticks.blogspot.com/2012/11/ive-been-tagged-fun-blogging-game.html

    I'm your newest follower!

    Happy Day!

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  11. Kate, that quilt is absolutely wonderful. I love your quilting. And what a wonderful picture of your daughter and grandson.

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