Blogger’s Quilt Festival // Strawberry Patch Quilt

If you are here for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, welcome to swimbikequilt! I’m so excited to be participating in the BQF for the third time–my other quilts are here (Around the World) and here (Community Gardens). I have actually been lucky enough to be a part of the International Quilt Festival in Salt Lake City this year, so check back for pictures of upcoming fabric lines, booths, and a bit of fabric overload. Quilt Market is intense! One of my favorite parts has been meeting bloggers I admire, including Amy from Amy’s Creative Side over the last few days.

I made this Strawberry Patch Quilt for a friend for her new granddaughter, Charlotte.  I posted about the quilt earlier, enjoyed making it, and thought it turned out well, and didn’t think much more about it.  A few days ago, my friend C called me after giving her daughter-in-law the quilt, and thanked me profusely for it. She said that her daughter-in-law was moved to tears–her grandmother had a tradition of making each child and grandchild a handmade quilt, and her grandmother had passed away recently and there was no one to make her daughter a quilt.  The one thing she wanted for her daughter was a handmade quilt. So many of us make quilts a dime a dozen, that we forget the beauty and simplicity and love that goes into them. So, keep quilting!

And if you are making a quilt and would be interested in donating it to a child in need in your community, Aunt Spicy and I would like to invite you to join in our 100 Quilts for Kids effort September 15-October 15. (You can read a little bit about 100 Quilts for Christmas, our event last year, here).  We will be doing a post-quilt market giveaway soon (sample spree, anyone?) to help spread the word. We hope you will join us!’

Note: I used this great tutorial by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  I was lucky enough to meet her today at Quilt Market–she had a beautiful booth and lots of great patterns–this one might be my favorite. 

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16 Comments

  1. Posted May 14, 2011 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    What a bright and beautiful quilt for a little girl. I’m sure she’ll love it all her life.

  2. Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Oh, Kate, it’s so lovely!!! This quilt is just perfect for a little girl :)

  3. Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    I really love this pattern! And the quilt is lovely and happy.

  4. Melanie
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    Your quilt is lovely! Have fun at Market, I’m so jealous!

    I am definitely up for 100 quilts for kids again this year. I can’t wait to hear the details!

  5. Posted May 14, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Totally love the Heather Bailey onm the back! It is perfect…I may need to go get some more!

  6. Posted May 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Love how that creates a visual illusion of circles–anyhow it does to me. The colors are perfect.

  7. Leila
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely quilt, it’s perfect for a little girl!

  8. Posted May 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    I just made one of these blocks for someone in my bee and I love them. I think a whole quilt is in my future. Beautiful work!

  9. Posted May 15, 2011 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    Lovely crisp colour combination! Beautiful.

  10. Posted May 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Very beautiful quilt work

  11. Vicki
    Posted May 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I really love this pattern and can’t wait to make one for myself! Great color choices, too!

  12. Posted May 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    darling quilt & love your photos of it!

  13. Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Cute quilt, I love the bright watermelon colors – what I call hot pink and bright green.

  14. beth
    Posted May 18, 2011 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    The perfect baby quilt!

  15. Karen
    Posted May 20, 2011 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    This is a lovely quilt. The fabrics work so well with this design. Gorgeous in the green and pinks. A beautiful baby gift!

  16. Eileen
    Posted May 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Really darling quilt. Love colors and fabrics. Thanks forcsharing and have a great day

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