Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - A New Share!!

I just love Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I love surfing through all of the amazing quilts and meeting all new Quilting buddies!!  Welcome to any new friends stopping by for the first time!!

I am so excited to have a new share for this festival!!!  This is my Rah, Rah, Rally Quilt and it is part of the Moda Sweet Celebrations book.  And since it came home in my suitcase from Texas, I can now share it here!  Yippee Skippee!!


I have to say, this is one of my all time favorite patterns I have designed. Awhile back I saw some kitchen tile at the hardware store and I couldn't get the design out of my head.  I loved the amazing movement and simple geometry of it.  So I played around and played around, adjusting the design and then figuring a fairly easy way to turn it into a block.  But the great thing about it is it doesn't look like a block pattern.  (Another reason I love it!!)


The applique was a little tricky, what with all those detailed skinny lines, but I am so over the moon with it!! It was totally worth the extra effort to make sure it was cut out and stitched just perfect!! The quilting was done by my good friend Natalia!!  She did a fabulous job!!


And now that this quilt is home my husband has quickly taken ownership of it.  This is the first quilt I have made just for him and he is very happy to have it back.  (And I have to admit, I am very happy to see him so happy to have it :)   For now, it has taken residence on our bed for easy football viewing.  I wonder if I can get him to take it off the bed before basketball season starts :)


So all in all, a fun throw quilt for my husband.   Now I just need to get cutting again because I plan to make myself a matching one.  My husband and my Alma Mater share the same colors so they will match perfectly except for the school applique logo.  How cute will we be!!  (I am pretty sure my husband will think we are a lot more cheesy and a lot less cute :) 

Thanks for stopping on by today and letting me share my new quilt.  Now pop on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out all of the amazing quilts!!!  There's days worth of Eye Candy there!!





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32 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt Melissa!! That is a GREAT pattern!

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  2. I love the latice/ basket weave effect - it is a visual pleasure. Yum!

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  3. Beautiful! My school colors are purple (which just happens to be my current favorite) so would love to do this one!

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  4. Woo-hoo! I'm a Ute fan, but REALLY, really love your quilt pattern. Together they are totally awesome. Also, thanks for the great post on Market, for those of us who were not able to go! You rock, Melissa!

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  5. Wow! How did you manage to keep this one under your hat?! I see a Texas Aggie quilt in my future! That's such a great design!

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  6. Fabulous entry Melissa...love your quilt

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  7. Such a fun quilt!! You did a great job on it!

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  8. I agree, this is a great pattern. I was playing with something like this, in my head and on paper but your pattern is amazing. I like the woven look, it is really pleasing to the eye.

    And your post on Quilt Market was so great, I felt ALMOST like I was there ;-) Thank you for sharing such an wonderful post.

    Michelle

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  9. Nice to see the whole thing. The fact it makes your Hubby happy is the icing on the cake. I hope to surprise mine this year. He needs a quilt just for him. But it would be BYU- BLUE!

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  10. I love this and can't wait to get a holod of this pattern for my next LSU quilt!

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  11. I love this pattern and I would have never guessed you could make a block from it. Yet another reason to pick up that book. If only it was BYU blue!

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  12. Stellar quilt for school colours. Now I have to buy the book!

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  13. It really is a great quilt pattern, and I love how it could be adapted to anything, not even just for sports teams. =)

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  14. I love your quilt design. I'm trying to figure out your block pattern, and I just can't see it. Great design!

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  15. Wow! What an amazing quilt! I need to make a UO themed quilt for my hubby soon... It's been on the back burner for far too long.

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  16. Great pattern! Love the translation from tile to quilt!

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  17. Love the weave effect and colors on this one, great work and my fave of the quilts in that book from what I've seen! Congrats :)

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  18. I'm glad you finally got to share your Sweet Celebrations quilt! It looks awesome! Too bad it's not blue ;)

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  19. Popping over from the festival after getting my own up at the last minute. Your quilt is great for school spirit colors. Especially with the applique. Bet lots of people would like to make their own version.

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  20. this is a wonderful quilt. I love the pattern. you did a fantastic job. cant wait to see your matching quilt. thanks for sharing.

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  21. I'm so intrigued by that block, Melissa - may have to buy the book. Beautiful, manly quilt.

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  22. Wonderful quilt. Can see that in so many different color combinations. Very nice! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  23. Love it Melissa! Nice work on the applique!

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  24. I see there are other BYU fans that want to see it in blue. :) It is a really cool pattern regardless of school affiliation. The applique is AMAZING! I don't have that kind of patience.

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  25. Great quilt but it would be sooooooooooo much better in BYU BLUE~~
    But seriously, what a great sports quilt. Congratulations.
    Sandra in Moab

    Come see my entry #46 Batik Tulips
    applique, hand quilt, wall hanging

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  26. Great quilt pattern! Go Utes! Sorry Sandra:))) It's funny we've commented so close together--we are in the same quilt guild, but I'm not in Moab anymore.

    Seriously though, this is a great quilt!

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  27. I think that it can be used for UofA Wildcats. I know the person to get it too.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa