Wednesday, November 2, 2011

~ Bloggers' Quilt Festival ~


My first Bloggers' Quilt Festival, and I almost missed it!!! I had a difficult time deciding on which quilt to enter, but in the end my son decided for me :) I made this quilt for him earlier this year, and he insists that it is my best one. Of course, he is somewhat biased!!

Coming In From The Cold
 This time last year, I was feverishly trying to make quilts for all of my family. My youngest son stated, in no uncertain terms, that he did NOT want a quilt for Christmas...I'm sure he had more exciting gifts in mind (ie electronics). However, shortly after Christmas passed, he asked for a quilt for his birthday. I selected the pattern Kitchen Window and decided to try my hand at "fussy cutting." The colors were chosen to coordinate with a Bob Marley tapestry hanging in his room (my son is a HUGE fan). I figured if I told him I was making him a "Bob Marley" quilt then he would think it cool. In keeping with the Bob Marley theme, I did a little research into some of his songs. I did not want to go with the obvious (and only) song I knew...Don't Worry, Be Happy. I found the song, Coming In From The Cold. How appropriate for a quilt is that??? Also, a variation of one of my favorite sayings is in the song..."When one door is closed, don't you know another is opened?"

I am glad my son encouraged me to enter his quilt because it really represents the love that goes into making and giving quilts. And it also represents the love and appreciation from the person receiving a quilt. Despite the flaws in my quilting (which I will not point out...haha), my son absolutely loves and treasures it. And, despite my repeated efforts to take the quilt back and redo some of the quilting, my son refuses to let me touch it. As he has told me, it is HIS quilt now and he loves it just the way it is. Not too bad coming from a teenager :)

Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog :)

~ Michelle ~