Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Check out her blog - there are hundreds and hundreds of quilts linked there - I mean - hundreds and hundreds of quilts - wow!
On a whim I had my son hold up the Butterfly quilt this morning so I could snap a pic and add a link as well. This is my favorite finish so far this year.
It is a loose reproduction of a Butterfly quilt my Grandma Mary Lou made me when I was a 'tween in the 70's. I first blogged about this quilt here and its 4-patch twin here.
I wouldn't want anyone to look too closely at the quilting (um, "organic", ya, that's it), but overall from a distance I think it's pretty:). I really enjoy using 30's repros - they are so cheerful. This was the first time I've tried invisible machine applique using freezer paper and monofilament thread (thanks Grandma for teaching me!) and it was a lot of fun to do.
Miss K has really used and enjoyed the quilt - maybe too much:). At one point I took it off her bed because I thought she got fingernail polish on it! I put it back on the bed though - I do think quilts should be loved and used, and for teenagers that love and use is usually messy:). She will leave the nest soon and I will surely miss her. The makeup and marker smudges are kind of like toddler fingerprints on a window - impossible to resent for long:).