Saturday, October 30, 2010

Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival…

This is the quilt that I would like to enter in Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival..it’s called Sticks and Stones by Sandy Gervais.

I love everything about this quilt…the simplicity of the pattern, the fabric…(Rouenneries by French General)…and the colours.  I made this quilt back in July of this year..hence the flowers in the background.

If you look closely you will notice that she’s not quilted…yet!!  This is the exciting part…Quilt Sue (from Quilt Times) who lives in England and I bartered services…I made Quilt Sue a Penny Rug and mailed it off with the Sticks and Stones top and the backing…and Sue is going to work her quilting magic on it…hopefully soon…(I will blog about it when I get her back!!)

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In the mean time…I enjoy looking at the pictures of her hanging around the garden…

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This is the penny rug that Sue got in exchange for her quilting services….P1090419 The pattern is called “Sunflowers and Chickens” by All Through the Night and I really loved making it!!  These hens are now clucking with a British accent! :o)

Isn’t it nice that through Blogging complete strangers can do something as wonderful as this?!  The amazing part is things like this happen all the time in Blogland!!  Quilters are so amazing!!

30 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love anything French General. Your quilt is beautiful. And your penny rug is absolutely adorable!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, even unquilted! And I love your penny rug - you got a great deal, and she got a great rug!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your quilt. But then I saw the chicken wool matt and it is to die for! That is soooo cute! Thanks for giving the name of the pattern! I have to find it!

carol fun said...

I love this quilt - a simple pattern that really shows off that wonderful fabric! And the penny rug is gorgeous -- love love love those chickens! Happy stitching -

Barb said...

Your quilt is just wonderful and that penny rug so adorable...just adorable!!

Mary said...

the oenny rug has the eggs that the chicken laid on it - how perfect. I wonder what English Chicken's say? Clucky, clucky???
Blogging quilters are nice, I agree!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Rouenneries Sticks and Stones is my favorite quilt in all of Quilt Fesitval land Paulette! And I'm not kidding or saying that to anyone else. I love it and can't wait to see it quilted! It's a gem.

Karen said...

I love this quilt of yours. Looking forward to seeing the quilting.

WoolenSails said...

Who wouldn't love that quilt, it is absolutely gorgeous.
I do love the penny mat too, my brother's wife would love that one.

Debbie

Rene' said...

Quilters are amazing. I love your quilt. That fabric is gorgeous. I love seeing quilts made in that fabric line. Thanks for sharing!

badlandsquilts said...

Wonderful quilt! Can't wait to see the finished product!~

Rose Marie said...

Beautiful top and penny rug .... it is wonderful how we meet friends through blogging!

Shari said...

I love this quilt and hope it gets home soon!

The penny rug is just too cute - why do quilters love chickens so much? Anyone know?

Sandra said...

what an great idea- a true win/win. Lovely quilt and very cute woolwork. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you'll get a chance to visit my entries
blue 1890 antique schoolhouses q.
and b/w& pink scrappy miniature

AnnieO said...

So, so pretty! Your selections from the collection show up wonderfully in the Sticks and Stones. What a terrific trade--that penny mat is too cute with the eggs round the outside. Hope you get your finished quilt back soon. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Janet said...

Nice colours and nice quilt. You must be anxiously awaiting it's return. I love your penny rug too!

QuiltSue said...

The quilt is on the frame now and the first couple of rows were done yesterday.

The chickens are on my dining room table, and when they cluck, they say "oh, I say chaps, cluck, cluuuck".

Mimi said...

Love your quilt - beautiful work. I hope you will show us when you have it quilted - please?

Linda said...

Your quilt is just so beautiful. I as well love french general. Oh I must get that pattern for your penny rug. Too cute.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Oh lucky you! I'd love for such a trade! Your Chickens are downright adorable! Okay in all honesty I did make a trade much like yours once, where I traded a hand knit scarf (made by me) for a quilt long armed. It's on my bed right now. It wasn't a deal with Sue though. She does such amazing work I'm certain when your quilt comes back you'll love it even more.

Sandy said...

Love both things...you both got a good deal! We used to write letters and call these people penpals! The internet has made it oh so much easier to have friends everywhere!

Jansie said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I love the pattern and the fabrics. Just gorgeous!
And what a great barter. I am new to all this, but I am finding that quilters are some of the most kind and generous people out there. :)

Allie said...

Love your quilt and can't wait to see it quilted - the penny rug is darling, can just hear them saying "right ho then, give us an egg pip pip" - lol! [Gotta love Jeeves and Wooster].

Karen said...

I am loving looking through the quilt festival.
This is a great quilt. I agree that the simplicity of the design really suits this fabric. I have some of this too and your quilt has shown me how lovely it can look.
Love the idea of the bartering.
Enjoy the festival!

Miri said...

Lovely quilt and the penny rug is fabulous! What a great barter!

Ariane said...

Oh it is gorgeous!!!! I love it! I can't wait to see it quilted. Hugs Ariane

Kathy said...

What fun to barter for special creations like a wool mat and quilting services. It seems to have worked out perfectly for the both of you! I love the fabrics in your blogger's festival quilt.

Beth said...

What a beautiful quilt - I love that fabric and also the pattern you used! Is that a huge Hydrangea plant in behind your gorgeous quilt? Wow! So jealous, mine here in Alberta are so tiny compared to that beauty!
Cheers,
Beth

Carol said...

Your quilt top is wonderful.
Looks like you both got a good deal with the barter :)

Charity said...

I love the red print against the white. It is beautiful!