Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2012

Amy's Creative Side
It's that time again.  Amy's Creative side is hosting the Spring Bloggers Quilt festival. Amy has created this virtual quilt show to coincide with Quilt Market in the spring and fall of each year.  For those of us unable to go to Quilt Market, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to share and be inspired by other's quilts.  I encourage you to hop over to Amy's site and submit a quilt of your own, and then make sure you take a look all all the incredible quilts that are linked!


My entry for the Spring Quilt Festival is a quilt I made for my newest grandson (Mr. Smiles).  Yep it's the one in my header.  My daughter worked on this project with me and it's really all her idea.  Last Mother's day we went to Quiltology in Chicago and she feel in love with some owl fabric.  Well guess what the theme was for the nursery.  Yep, Owls.  I had no idea what to do with owls.   But hey we had months to figure it out :) She found an artist on line, Lee Arthaus, who had fabulous prints of Owls.  We used those as the basis for baby Smiles quilt.  The blocks are fused machine applique.  I used a satin stitch and blanket stitch around all the applique.  My daughter traced, fused and cut.  I sewed and sewed.   And here I have all the blocks in one post.  I don't think I've done that yet.  I hope you like the quilt that my daughter and I made, I think baby Smiles does.

Eskimo Owl

Engineer Owl

Flying Owl

Sheriff Owl 

Rocker Owl

Space Owl 
Skater Owl 

Scuba Owl 
Pirate Owl
Sweet Littel Smiles, likes his quilt 

57 comments:

  1. Glad to see the closeups of the blocks. This quilt is just toooo cute! But not as cute as Mr. Smiley.

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  2. Very beautiful and original.

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  3. Cute doesn't even begin to describe this quilt!! So precious!!!

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  4. Great owls! Your header always makes me smile - I love the underwater guy. The quilting is awesome on it, too!

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  5. All those owls are very cute!

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  6. My goodness me I cannot believe the amount of work that must have gone into this amazing quilt!

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  7. I love this quilt and was wondering if it was a pattern or seslf designed. Now I need wonder no more. Love it! You both did a terrific job

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  8. That is a whole lot of work! Those owls are so cute!!!

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  9. Your owls are pretty darn cute! Great work.

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  10. VERY impressive! Love all the detail! Exceptional job! The little guy is also, cute, cute!!

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  11. Yup! I sill love this sweet, little, FUN quilt! :D

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  12. I've often wondered about the story behind the quilt in your header - what a fabulous quilt and a great story behind it!

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  13. Cute cute cute! What a great quilt - so happy!

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  14. This qult is incredible! All the work & love put into it....very special!

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  15. What a cute quilt!! I am into looking for "owl"fabric this year!

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  16. That is just adorable! My favorite is the pirate owl...awesome job to both of you!

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  17. too cute!


    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  18. all these wonderful owls - too cute !!

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  19. Too Cute! My favorite has to be the Pirate Owl!

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  20. absolutely fortunate little child having such a darling quilt! really love it. fun to have your daughter helping on it. really cute. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  21. I love this quilt Sue, it is soooo cute...almost as cute as Mr. Smiles!

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  22. This is just wonderful! I love all the different settings for the owls. I'm glad your daughter pushed you into the inspiration.

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  23. I love this quilt!!! Really adorable. All the prep work then the actual sewing - it's a real labor of love. So many cute details.

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  24. je trouve votre quilt superbement réussi et je lui trouve une merveilleuse point d'humour,félicitation

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  25. I love the quilt more very time I see it and Mr. Smiles is pretty cute too!

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  26. A very cute quilt for a very cute little one! Love the shop Quiltology in Chicago!

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  27. Adorable! I love the space owl :)

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  28. This is so clever! I love the design and all of the little characters :-) Avis x

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  29. This is the cutest little quilt! I just love it! :o)

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  30. Precious quilt for a lovely little guy. Beautiful.

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  31. I agree with Mr. Smiles - this is an absolutely adorable quilt!

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  32. *SWOON* So in love with this quilt!!! And the darling owner looks pretty happy too, lol!

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  33. This should win for the cutest quilt - cutest baby too. I have always loved this one.

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  34. Your quilt is so so sooo CUTE!!!!!

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  35. WOW! Each block is both incredibly adorable and detailed. This is really impressive. I'm so impressed that you designed this quilt yourself!

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  36. This quilt rocks!! My favourite owl is the Sheriff :)

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  37. Such a cute quilt (and such a cute boy!). Your work is absolutely beautiful.

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  38. This is just THE cutest quilt. All the work that went into each block. It's awesome.

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  39. I am in love with your fabulous quilt, it is so adorable. Thanks.

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  40. The perfect quilt for your precious little guy!! Visually wonderful and full of life.
    Thank you for stopping by Queenie's wee blog and your lovely comment.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  41. Of course your little baby loves it! It's beatiful!

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  42. Favorite Baby Quilt so far! Space, Scuba and Pirate OWL are the BEST!

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  43. So I'm kinda obsessed with owls and this quilt is the neatest thing I have seen in a long time. Absolutely inspired! I LOVE all the detail and the different scenes. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. That is a fantastic quilt! What a treasure!

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  45. Your quilt is SOOO CUTE! I love it. Your choice of background fabrics for each block are fabulous. You really have an eye for color and design.

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  46. :) How adorable! I love the rodeo owl! Mr. Smiles is a lucky little guy - this quilt is priceless!

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  47. Cute, cute, cute! I love it!

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  48. I'm amazed at the idea of all that applique! Great job!

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  49. je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que celà ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

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