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Online Quilt Festival

If you are new to my blog, welcome!! If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again!! Today I am very glad to be participating in the bi-annual online Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.

All around the web, quilters will be posting pictures of a quilt they have made and sharing the story behind it. They then post the link to their quilt on Amy’s blog, and are entered into a drawing for a chance to win some pretty fabb-o prizes from Amy’s sponsors. I am happy to say that Dewberry Lane is one of Amy’s proud sponsors!

We have donated 2, $25 dollar store gift certificates, which you could win! Just visit Amy’s blog to see all the details.

Dewberry Lane is a brand new online store that specializes in all your non-fabric quilting needs. May is our Grand Opening month! We are hosting all kinds of giveaways around the interwebs, so if you want to be kept up to date on those, be sure to follow this blog.

We also have a newsletter that helps keep you up to date on our specials and new items in the store. You can sign up for the newsletter on the left-hand side of the store itself … (Click here). All of our newsletter subscribers are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a free pattern every month, so be sure to sign up for a chance to win!

We also have a coupon code that is good for 10% off! Just use Festival when checking out.

Now on to the good stuff! My quilt.

This is a very special quilt to me. I normally only make quilts for my husband and my son, so there aren’t very many chances to use pink. When I won this stunning Riley Blake fat quarter pack from Stash Manicure, I knew I had to make something special for myself.

Finding just the right pattern to show off those fabrics was not easy. I have been saving this one in particular pattern in my files for some time now. It is a free pattern from Ashley of Film in the Fridge called Unfurnished.

It had all the elements I wanted, a little bit wonky, easy to make, and it would show off the fabrics perfectly. I was able to whip this quilt top up in less than 2 days. Here is the finished top:

With the leftover fabric, I even made a few little bags to hold some Halloween treats.

It took me about 4 months to actually do the quilting on this top. I had it on my longarm, but I just didn’t have the time to actually finish it up. In February, I finally said enough was enough and I chose a simple quilting pattern, which finished up in less than 2 hours. I just chose to do lines of loops for this one. I really like how it looks with the vertical dimensions of the top.

The backing was a beautiful sheet I found at the thrift shop, I love this fabric so much. I think it fits the quilt perfectly.

I only got to use the quilt for about a month before my son claimed it as his own. He has an obsession with blankets and quilts and isn’t too picky about what they look like. Unfortunately he also decided to use a marker one day and left the cap off right on my quilt. So now I have these lovely red splotches of marker on my quilt. Luckily it’s washable marker, so it should come right out (I haven’t had time to actually do it yet), but it makes me cringe every time I look at it.

I hope you had fun looking at my quilt. Be sure to hop over to Dewberry Lane and sign up for our newsletter to be entered into our monthly drawing for a free pattern! Don’t forget to use the coupon code Festival while you are there, to get 10% off.

Happy Quilting!

56 thoughts on “Online Quilt Festival

  1. Beautiful quilt – I hope the stains are gone after washing! Keeping my fingers crossed for you …

  2. This is very sweet and darling! Great display of your won fabrics.

  3. So pretty. Love the loopy quilting on it. that’s perfect.

  4. Hi Rachel. Your quilt looks great. Love the colours and the design. The loops in the quilting are really effective. Love the little bags, too.

  5. Oh, goodness. I hope that marker washes out. If not, it will be a good memory of the quilt being loved enough to be used.

  6. It looks so soft, sweet and cuddly. I understand why your son would want it.

  7. very cute quilt! If it’s a marker by Crayola it should come out easily.

  8. That is a fun quilt that would look good made up in any fabric combination. Yours is very cute even with the marker dots.

  9. There’s just something
    about your quilt that says
    comfort and love
    No wonder your son
    claimed it for himself.

  10. So pretty, I hope those marks wash out easily, but at least the red goes with the quilt colours! The backing fabric is gorgeous too

  11. ouch–children and markers!! of course, i must say it does add an interesting dimension!! maybe you could applique something over the spots if they dion’t come out? fun story behind your quilt and really hope it washes out–might be better to do it sooner than later? thanks for sharing and have a great day

  12. Ah, kids and markers…they always find a way to get it on something! At least the color coordinates πŸ™‚ Love the fabrics and quilting on this one!

  13. Lovely quilt! The loopy quilting looks great.

  14. Cheerful, happy fabrics. I love the one with the purples.

  15. Soft and lovely. I too have ink splotches on my quilts – but they are from twenty years ago when my kids were small and the felt pens weren’t washable ink. Green on purple looks so cool! Hope yours comes out.

  16. That is a gorgeous color combination. The quilting is pretty too!!

  17. What a cute quit:)

  18. Very pretty and I love the quilting!

  19. Love the looping quilting! Looks great!

  20. Love the quilt, hate the marker.

  21. Thank you so much for sponsoring this festival! It is great!

  22. I love this! I’ve been saving that pattern for awhile too, I love the graphic appeal of it. You did a beautiful job! I hate to see the red blobs on your quilt, oh my….maybe Oxyclean will take it out. Love the quilting you did too!

  23. This is a great quilt & I really like your swirly quilting!

  24. Love your fabric choices. It’s super-cute! Great job!

  25. Argh! Kids! Lucky they are cute hey? πŸ™‚
    This is a very pretty quilt.
    Love the colours.

  26. Verr pretty, love the blue and pink. I live in fear that my kiddo will do the same thing to one of her quilts!

  27. Very pretty design, energetic and you can tell it was fun to make. I’d try washing in cool water soon and think about applique if all else fails.

  28. Gorgeous fabrics, so simple yet fabulous

  29. Love the story behind your quilt!

  30. I love the colors and how this pattern shows off the fabrics! Stunning! Hope the marker stain comes off!

  31. So pretty! I love your sheet on the back too. It’s funny, I had to wash my daughter’s quilt before posting pics to the festival because it had washable marker on it too, haha! πŸ™‚

  32. Love this pattern! Its so fun and your quilting is really cute! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Your quilt is so pretty:) The colors and prints are just amazing!!! I really do hope that those stains will wash off…Thank you for sharing your inspiration:)

  34. It’s lovely and I do hope that marker comes right out. I think the lines of loops are so much fun, I’m determined to do them on my next quilt top. πŸ˜€

  35. Very cozy looking quilt. Quite cheerful.


  36. The red splotches are hilarious. Your attitude is so easy. I think I would have freaked out if it happened to me. I love the design and I have already downloaded the pattern. It was good to see how it looks in other colours and your vintage sheet is perfect.

  37. Oh I love it. I have this pattern saved and I am glad to hear it does not take long, I will have to have a go!!!

  38. Wow, such pretty colours, and I love the loopy quilting! I’ve been wanting to try loopy quilting for a while, you’ve inspired me to give it a go!

  39. The quilt looks so lovely and cosy.
    And can you tell me why I decided to check out your blog only after placing the order? πŸ™‚

  40. I love the fabrics in your quilt Rachel . I also hope that the marker will come out- Your quilt has such pretty colors in it. It is fun to play with different designs.
    Enjoy the festival.

  41. LOVE the soft colors. They play so nice together. I’m poking around the blogs on a nasty, rainy day….would LOVE to curl up under that quilt :o)

  42. It’s a gorgeous quilt. I do hope that the marker stains come out in the wash!

  43. What a great pattern to highlight fabric lines. Great job. If the red marker won’t come out, I think you could draw on them and make them look like the yellow centered flowers.
    Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

  44. i am a such for red, white and aqua anything and your quilt fits the bill. love it. i pinned it

  45. It turned out beautifully! I love the color choices and the pattern is perfect for this.

  46. Hi Rachel πŸ™‚

    I followed your link over from Amy’s quilting link party.

    I do not think I have ever seen a quilt pattern like this one before. Definitely a good choice for using your won material (congrats on that by the way πŸ˜‰ )

    I would encourage you to make washing the red spots out of your quilt a higher priority. Some supposedly solvent materials somehow become permanent over time.

    You shared that you had already made quilts for your son. I think reclaiming your quilt and keeping it for yourself would show him that it’s okay for mommy to have her own stuff too. But that’s just my perspective.

    I like the creative way you used up your left over material! πŸ™‚

    I made a quilt for our grand daughter last spring, but am not lining it up seeings how only new postings are allowed. Aw well. If you would like to see it, you can find it here –>

    I do like all of the pinks and reds and how they mix so smoothly with the blues in your won materials!

  47. Love this quilt, especially the loopy quilting! Thanks for sharing (and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you that the marker comes out!).

  48. Your quilt is so much fun. Every quilt I make my youngest daughter has marker on it and she’s an adult.

  49. What a fun quilt. Love the pattern, colors & the quilting!

  50. This is a great quilt! I love how all the fabrics are individually showcased. What a great way to show off a line you love!

  51. Beautiful quilt!

  52. lovely quilt, my two year old “helps” me to mark quiting lines on my quilts with the washable marker – not sure I’d actually follow her lines!

  53. I love the simple stripey pattern, and the colors are lovely! πŸ™‚

  54. Very cute quilt! I hadn’t ever seen this pattern before but it’s so cute and so simple and perfect for what you were wanting! Thanks for sharing!! πŸ™‚

  55. This is gorgeous! I want to make a ‘scrap’ type quilt. I have a Moda ‘Twiggy’ layer cake and a jelly roll. I think this design would be just perfect. I love that the backing came from a thrift store too.

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