Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival and a Pay It Forward!

It's that time of year again. Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Amy's Creative Side
I debated for a long time which quilt to post. I've got several favorites by now. I'm going to go with one of my more recent finishes. If you follow me, you've seen this one already, with and without Kraken.

 It's been a twofer. Part of the My Precious QAL and the Cosmic Burst QAL. The design is from Julie over at Distant Pickles. I'm definitely going to try my hand at this one again, next time in a bigger version. I cut into some of my hoard of Tula Pink's Parisville. It's one of my favorites. I love how this quilt turned out. I learned how to go beyond my usual straight lines, no zig zagging. I traced the path of the star. It was a bit of a learning curve. (Next time I'll definitely sketch my path before I sit down in front of my machine.)

 I love love love this quilt.

  Cosmic Burst/Precious

 I'm behind on a few projects. This weekend has been action packed (graduation, an art auction, dance rehearsals). I'm still plugging away at evaluations and trying to wrap up a swap item and the end of the school year (and a dance show). Frankly, I'm a bit tired and nursing a bit of a cold. So, I apologize for not finishing things to share here. I'll try to remedy that in the next week or so. I've got like 3 things in progress from the UFO list, as well as a bevy of blocks. I've also joined a Pay it Forward via kelsey at kelseysews.

The rules are pretty straight forward.

 1. I will make a crafty gift for each of the first three people to comment on this post. This little gift is a surprise, and will arrive to you anytime within the next 365 days.

 2. To sign up to pay it forward, you need to commit to pay it forward too! Post this, or something similar on your blog so others can get involved. Be sure to keep the cycle going!

 3. I will email you asking for your mailing address so I can get your little treat in the mail. {Please make sure that your email address is visible on your profile or leave it in the comment.}

 I tried this once before...and didn't have 3 takers/had a taker who never replied to send me a mailing address. I ended up picking 3 random folk to do nice things for, without holding them to the pay it forward cycle. Let me know if you're game! International folk totally welcome!

 Going to also try to get something up for the be Giveaway bloghop tomorrow...but we'll see... Hope you all are having a wondrous weekend.

 Oh! I finished my quilt for Jenna's "Play" mini quilt competition. Here it is:

  Play Challenge, Ace of Spades

 It will get its own post later, as there is a short story that goes with the quilt. (As in a fiction story, not a how I made it story.)'t finished writing it.


  1. Great quilt to choose for the festival!
    The pay it forward sounds like a lot of fun actually! I'm in the UK.
    Love your playing card...I'll be looking out for the post and the story =D

  2. I love the variation of colors in your lovely quilt! I love the medium shade of gray working with the vibrant reds and yellows! Love the binding!

  3. I am game for pay it the ideas of such a big timeframe that it will be a surprise to someone. I have been watching/reading about the cosmic burst progress and love it!

  4. Love both your festival entry and your mini with the suave guy in the middle of the ace

  5. Love your festival quilt and the mini too. I love the idea of pay it forward but I would prefer not to participate at this time.

  6. LOVE your festival quilt, I'm currently making a quilt using the Cosmic Burst pattern too! Parisville and Cosmic Burst work so well together!

  7. Your quilt is gorgeous!! Love it!!

  8. Easy to see why you love that one so much! Lovely.

  9. I can't wait for the full post on your Play quilt - I wanted to do that QAL but am in the middle of another, but I'm enjoying seeing the different takes on the project!