Sunday, October 30, 2011

{Eli's Banner Quilt} Blogger's Quilt Festival: Fall 2011

For all of us who do NOT get to attend the Houston Quilt Market there's the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Thanks to Amy, we can all enjoy a plethora of fabulous quilts from the comfort of our own homes, coffee in hand, jammies on.

I'd like to share one of the few quilts I was able to finish this year, Eli's Banner Quilt!

This past spring I was utterly itching to finish a quilt and I was inspired by this lovely little banner quilt so why not give it a go on a larger quilt?  For my boy, Eli. (now 19mo old!)


 So I pulled out my stash of Ikea flat sheets and duvet covers, decided on this tan flat sheet for the background then started digging through my scraps for the flags.  The "strings" the flags fly from are actually lengths of selvedge I save for just such the random occasion.

I decided to do a quick and decidedly fun loop-d-loop on the long-arm machine at my LQS, and it was a FAST quilting session to say the least!  A record, I think, completely quilted in less than an hour.


 Scrappy binding with all my favorite non-girly prints including kei honeycomb, DS quilts, and Joel Dewberry's woodgrain print in brown trim it nicely.


I realize this is a whole cloth quilt, as zero piecing was done on it, but I just love it!  Its impromptu, simple, fun, and done in 4 days! 
Another fun little tid bit:  The Modern Quilt Guild will be featuring this quilt during their 100 days of Modern Quilting series starting this January!  Yay!  So look for it on their blog!

Thanks again to Amy for hosting this fabulous virtual Festival!

19 comments:

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love this fun and happy quilt! The quilting and binding are perfect. I'm glad your son got such a cool quilt.

Bobbi said...

I love this!

Kim said...

So cute!!!!! I wish I had a LQS with a longarm!!!!!

Heather D. said...

VERY cute. I love penant designs.

Erin O. said...

Love it!!! So fun.

Jennifer said...

I love this. I may have to add it to my list to use up my scraps.

bethanndodd said...

So fun! ANd the quilting is just perfect! Smiles~Beth

machen und tun said...

wonderful quilt, love it!!

notes of sincerity said...

What a fabulous quilt!!

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Wow it's amazing what you can do in 4 days! Lovely!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

What fun! It is such a happy quilt!

laura said...

fun quilt!

Leslie said...

this is so amazing. i love the fabrics against that neutral....so perfect.

...julia... said...

What a lovely quilt! I have been meaning to make something with the pennants. I love them. A quilt would be really fun!

I made actual pennants for my wedding and hung them over our sweethearts table. It was perfect :). Now they hang in our kitchen!

Happy sewing!

-Julia
Blue-J Cottage

Lyanna L. said...

what a charming quilt, i love it. and such a good idea to use ikea sheets!!! =)

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your quilt is adorable! I just love it. So fun.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love this quilt! Very cool!

Eileen said...

such a fun quilt. cool pattern and great fabrics. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Krista S. said...

I'm sure you already know, but this quilt was just featured in Apartmenttherapy.com!!!!!!