Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival


I have been enjoying the Bloggers' Quilt Festival in the past, loving to look at all the beautiful quilts. It is so inspirational - thank you so much Amy! So this year I thought I'd share my favorite quilt - an Ocean Waves quilt I finished in June 2008! This is a quilt I have dragged along to picknics, lazy days in the park, on the sofa, on my bed etc.

I have loved the look of the Ocean Waves pattern since the first time I saw a quilt made in the pattern. And I guess there's no big secret I'm a big fan of the Elm Creek Quilts novels and pattern books. So when I found the pattern for "Eleanor's Ocean Waves" in "Return to Elm Creek" I decided to go for it.

It was the perfect opportunity to use lots of accumulated blue and white scraps and leftover bits and pieces, I had lots of fun piecing it and it came together smoothly. The quilting is one of my first attempts at doing something other than just meandering, and I really like how it turned out.



...oh, and if anyone has clicked on the photos and seen the name "sick quilt" - you can read about that here.

Happy weekend!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

37 comments:

quiltilicious said...

A beautifully constructed quilt

Janet said...

It's such a beautiful quilt and it's lovely to hear you say you get so much use out of it.

sewfrench.com said...

Just lovely. One of my favorite tradition patterns. I did it in yellow and white eons ago. Makes me want to make another one. Great border!

Kerstin said...

Your quilt is wonderful!
Grüße
Kerstin

Butterfly said...

Hei Anne Ida :O)

Jeg like også det teppet godt :O)
Også må de jo brukes, ellers er det ikke noe poeng i å lage dem.....

Apropo, gratulerer så mye med å ha håndquiltet ferdig det blå og hvite♥
Det føles kanskje litt som en liten evighet, 4 år?? MEN NÅ ER DU FERDIG!! Gratulerer masse, masse masse ♥ Kanskje det er håp for flere av oss :O)

Nå er det bare tre blokker igjen, så er "svennebrevet" klart til å moteres sammen og få mellomverk :O)

Løperen min er faktisk ferdig, kommer i neste innlegg. "Junibakke" står også for tur, men helt når får tiden vise, hihihihi :O)

Du får se på Grand prix finalen og kose deg med mere håndsøm :O)

stor klem fra Yvonne ♥

carol fun said...

A blue and white scrap quilt in a classic pattern- simply beautiful!

Martine said...

un superbe classique ,félicitations

fallingforpieces said...

Lovely! I've loved this pattern for a long time too. I saw it in one of my grandmothers quilt books as a child and I've always wanted to make one. Never have, but yours looks fantastic!

moosestashquilting said...

This is beautiful. I love half square triangles!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love that you use it so much. Your quilting is wonderful as are all those blue fabrics.

Kathy said...

This is a great quilt! I have a blue and beige quilt that I drag around to the beach and down to the dock that I just love.

Elaine said...

This is a beautiful quilt . The colors are great.

Kwilt Noob said...

I love blue and white quilts as much as I love red and white ones, and that is a WHOLE lot. This one is especially lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Kari said...

Beautiful quilt and the craftsmanship is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.

Debbie said...

Another beautiful blue quilt, Anne Ida! Thanks for sharing it again.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wow! Your Ocean Waves quilt is wonderful!

Ivory Spring said...

I love the blue and white combination!!! Simply stunning.

Debbie said...

SOooo beautiful! Nice!

Quiltbenaco said...

F A V O L O S A !!!!!!
Ciao

Melinda said...

Beautiful!

Kristen said...

Beautiful quilt! One of my all time favorite patterns!

Leila said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love blue and white quilts.

stitchinpenny said...

This is an inspiring quilt for me since it makes me want to try it. Love your finished product.

Wendy said...

Holy bucket list ... I love your quilt!!! It is so on my list of I have to do someday!! Beautiful :) Thank you for sharing!!

Cathi said...

Such a beautiful quilt -- and in blue and white, which is one of my favourite combinations!

supermom said...

I love to read about beautiful quilts like this at actually get used. In my opinion, that makes them even more beautiful as they are infused with the love of those using them.

CraftyMummy said...

I always love blue and white quilts - and this one is no exception! Lovely!

Karen said...

This is quite stunning. I do love blue and white together. It is always so fresh. A beautiful quilt!

Eileen said...

what a lovely quilt! it's just wonderful and no wonder you wanted to share it. reminds me of hardanger. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love, love, love this!

Siobhan said...

It's stunning. What a great design :)

JCnNC said...

Never met a two color quilt that I did not like. Yours is beautiful. Judy C

syglad said...

Wow, dette var et lekkert teppe, ser det ble brukt 17 mai også..
Så morsomt, jeg er av den oppfattning at tepper skal brukes..
Ha en fin helg..
ps. Flott blogg..

thea said...

Beautiful quilt! I love blue and white.

Marg said...

Beautiful quilt, love blue and white. the quilting is gorgeous too. It's great that you get so much use out of it.

Penelope Q said...
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Penelope Q said...

I am very impressed! It does remind me of the ocean but it also tells me the ocean is solid & there is a deep feeling about it-kind of like God.