Sunday, April 19, 2009

My favorite quilt

Amy is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I'm going to try to get this post all correct with the proper links back to her site. Be sure to go there and check out all the others who have already posted and linked to pictures of their quilts.

Here's a picture of my favorite quilt. It's lap size. I made it using scraps from a Trip Around the World that I had made for my daughter's twin size bed. I cut the squares with scissors...not a rotary cutter. I handpieced the entire top and then handquilted it. I did the handpiecing as I watched the Winter Olympics in 1988. I loved to watch the figure skaters. I remember Debi Thomas was skating for the US that year. I have no specific reason for this being my favorite top other than I love some of the old, traditional patterns and I enjoy working with pastels.

15 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

That quilt, and the story are delightful. I love that pattern and the colors are so sweet.

Crispy said...

Belvie, what a lovely quilt!! It's so soft and cuddly looking. I also like your choice for quilting, the X's and bars really compliment eachother.

Crispy

Zonnah said...

It's beautiful! It must have taken you a long time to complete it but definitely well worth it.

Miri said...

This is a lovely quilt...I love the soft pastel colors.

You made me chuckle...ah, I too was cutting out with scissors and hand piecing but one year later-I started quilting in 1989. I saw the San Francisco earthquake happen on TV right before my eyes-I was watching the World Series while hand piecing.

scrappy quilter said...

That is such a neat quilt. It looks so soft. Love those colors.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very lovely quilt. It looks so soft and cozy. I love traditional quilts.

Amy Sp said...

This looks like such a sweet quilt. Reminds me of the baby quilt my great-grandmother made for me.

Norma said...

Lovely quilt but the memories that go with it are wonderful too.

You mean you can make quilts with scissors? Imagine that, and the quilt is every bit as wonderful as the one made with lots of gadgets! It is a tribute to skill instead of doing it fast and easy.

ROZ said...

Lovely quilt. I'm a big fan of Figure skating, too. I can't quilt while watching that on TV, except when there are commericals.

Quilt Rat said...

Great quilt has a very soothing quality about it.
Enjoy this fabulous festival!

stitchinpenny said...

Beautiful quilt. What an amazing feat to use all the old fashioned tools to cut this quilt. I have enough trouble with a rotary cuteer.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Lovely classic quilt! The soft colors are beautiful :)

Serena said...

I love quilts that look older and traditional. Pastels make any quilt pattern look so snuggle worthy! Great work!

Sequana said...

I remember Debi Thomas skating that year too, but I wasn't watching and using my time nearly as well as you......*S*

Beautiful quilt!

jovaliquilts said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and I love that you have those memories associated with it -- your daughter's quilt, the Olympics. Coincidentally, that same Debbi Thomas is now an orthopedic surgeon in the town where I live.