Friday, November 4, 2011


I pulled this one out of the closet for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It's based on the Garden Twist pattern with a few twists of my own thrown in.  I love the interplay of the dark and light blues but I thought it needed some yellow to add more contrast. 

Some fun facts about this quilt:
  • This is one of the few quilts I've made that actually lives on a bed.  Someday I'll get around to making matching pillowcases.
  • This quilt is entirely hand pieced.  Yes, all those flying geese, the borders, all of it.
  • I pieced the entire center section in a week.  We were on vacation in Maine and it rained the whole time.  The flying geese took a lot longer!
  • This is the quilt that convinced me it was time to make friends with my sewing machine.
  • This is the first quilt I quilted on the longarm.  I used a butterfly panto for the center and outer borders but did stitch in the ditch around all those geese.  It took me two full days!

I'm not sure when I started this but according to the label I finished it June 2008.  So good of me to label my quilt: )  Be sure to grab a cup of tea, kick back and enjoy all the other fabulous quilts and thanks to Amy for organizing!



  1. Greetings from Hungary. I really like your quilt. Beautiful colors, and stitching.

  2. Hand pieced!! Wow :D Such pretty fabric, too.

  3. Wow! Nice job! Love it lots and it's one of yours I hadn't seen.

  4. The colours are lovely--they feel really soft and gentle. I hand piece a great deal but I'm seriously impressed that you hand pieced a bed sized quilt! Your quilting is lovely too!


  5. Very lovely quilt - and all handsewn?? Phew. Makes me tired to think of it! Excellent work!

  6. Beautiful quilt! Oh, lordy, all that hand stitching! I would have made friends with the sewing machine before all the hand sewing! LOL You did a fabulous job and must be so proud to have sewn this all by easy feat!

  7. I love your blog, but as before I cannot figure out how to follow it! Pinterest isn't your blog but I looked there also.
    Your quilt looks like an heirloom! Beautiful
    PS thanks for the look at the up coming Ghastlies!!

  8. Forget about the following--- I wasn't signed in so there wasn't a place to click! Silly ol' me! So now I am a follower for real!

  9. Hand pieced and machine quilted, now that is different! It's beautiful, the colors remind me of a china pattern. Lovely!