Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2012

I just love this festival!
How fun
To visit all the lovely quilts, see some new friends,
visit some old friends . . . yummy!

Today I thought I would show you my courthouse steps quilt.
I started this quilt last August while I was in the middle of 
downsizing and moving.

I loved the planning that had to go into this one,
like a puzzle. 
I had to be able to lay it out to build each block on the last blocks.

You also needed to see color placement as you progressed,
there would be no flipping blocks around to get balance,
you had to find the balance as you sewed.
Kind of like life right?

I used Nice Jane for the backing
and a cute black and white leafy print for the binding.

I called this quilt Moving Day, because I made it through my big transition.
Then I decided that I wanted to donate it to Victoria's
Basic Quilts Charity.
I wanted someone else to find comfort in their transition.

I was so incredibly lucky to help Victoria hand out quilts
last December, so that made my donation even more special.

If you have a quilt that you can part with,
it is an amazing charity to support.
Thank you so much to Amy for hosting this quilt festival!
I so look forward to it each time it rolls around.


  1. Such an amazing quilt! If I tried that I just know I'd get all the pieces the wrong way. Such a great quilt to give to Victoria's Basics because it would brighten up a room in such a special way.

  2. Wow, that is really impressive! I love it! I'm a new blogger.. As I've been wandering around these blogs participating in the blogger festival I've noticed a lot of ladies who studied graphic design, so cool! It makes sense, quilting is such an art. :)

  3. love the traditional pattern!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn

  4. Beautiful quilt :-)

  5. Fabulous quilt! So generous of you to donate a quilt that took so much work.

  6. Gorgeous! I'm sure someone is enjoying it so much right now!

  7. what a fabulous quilt! and what a lot of work, right at a time when life can be so crazy! It will definitely be treasured by the recipients.

  8. Great quilt and a lovely donation after all that hard work. Thanks for the nice comment and look at my pattern. I'm a graphic designer turned quilter too. The design process is what I love the most and try to pass on in my patterns.

  9. I love your Courthouse Steps quilt and how you explained that each block needs to be placed and decided before you sew. Great job well done!

  10. That's a beautiful quilt! I love how you talk about the construction of your quilts and what makes them interesting, challenging, etc. I think it helps the non-quilters among your readers (like me) better appreciate the process and the finished product.

  11. Sweet! I like it - good color sense.

  12. nice opinion.. thanks for posting.

  13. what a cool quilt!! so vibrant and obviously lots of work went into it. love it. thanks for sharing and have great day

  14. How pretty!! This is an pattern I've admired for a long time, but decided is too much of a commitment. Congratulation on making this beauty!
    ; )