Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival ~ Fall 2011

Amy'sCreativeSide
Well Happy Friday and Happy Halloween Weekend !!!! (although, it might look more like Christmas here in Pa this weekend since the weather people are telling us we may get 6 to 10 inches of SNOW here tomorrow ....... WHAT ?!?!?!?!!!) Anyhow, lets talk about something not wet and cold and requiring shoveling .... lets see, I know .... how about the Bloggers' Quilt Festival organized and hosted twice a year by Amy of Amy's Creative Side. Amy invites quilters of all skill levels and styles to link up and share one of their quilts and the story that goes with it . Well, being that it's Halloween weekend and all, the MBIAJ Sewing and Quilting Dept decided to share .....





.....our "Practical Magic" wall hanging that was in the ...











Sept/ Oct 2010 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine last year as a design contest winner!











To think that , thanks to the boredom caused by my endless pile of mind numbing paperwork that I do in the evenings and on weekends for my job, and my procrastination tactics that I've perfected over the years in coping with those endless piles of paperwork (which often includes doodling, drawing and coloring) my little drawing "Practical Magic" went from my notebook to ....



.....Quiltmaker Magazine !!

I was so THRILLED when I found the magazine at Barnes and Noble that I took a picture of it !!! (with a few people wondering what the heck I was doing)







Anyway , this is the back of it. I decided to applique all of the shapes with a straight stitch and black thread through all layers so that it would be quilted at the same time. (this is a little different than the instructions for the project in the magazine. That was appliqued first, then quilted)



.... to hang it, I added loops that I sewed into the binding , a long fabric hanger with stars on the ends, and painted a stick to hang it from. You can see all of the instructions for the loops and painting the stick on this post.





Well, thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit all of the other Quilt Bloggers / Blogger Quilters over there at Amy's blog.







Be back soon!
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

10 comments:

Studio Christine said...

congratulations on being a published quilter!

your small quilt is adorable, and PERFECT for Halloween

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. And how very exciting to be published. Congratulations.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Cori said...

This is too cute. I am also from PA and we got about three inches. I love it! I am your newest follower from www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

I hope you will follow back and I cant wait to check out the rest of your blog!

ANudge said...

That is so cute! Congratulations on being a published quilter - well deserved. Cool that you quilted it as you sandwiched it.
Thank you for sharing it.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Awesome~! I love the painted stick and all. So cute. You can bet I will be making this next October!

Mary Anne Drury said...

Just want to say a big THANKS to all of you sweet ladies who have left such nice comments ! I have gone on all of your blogs to see your projects but am having trouble with my google account (it won't let me leave comments .... grrrrrrrr!!!! ) Anyhow - great projects everybody !!!!

Eileen said...

What a delightful little quilt. Thanks for sharing your dsrling creation. How great it was published. Have a great day

The Thompsons said...

So cute! I love it!

susan said...

this is great! I really like it, how kool......

Kit Lang said...

Cute little quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)