Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Quilt Festival

It's time for Amy's Spring Quilt Festival. I would like to thank Amy for hosting this. This is my second time participating and it's sew much fun to see all the quilts being shared. I made this quilt for our son. The pattern is called Talking Blocks by Bethany Reynolds. This quilt is really fast to put together. A little about the quilt. We love spending time swimming and going to the beach every summer. When I found this ocean theme fabric I knew I wanted to make a quilt for him. This quilt goes on his bed as soon as the weather gets warmer. Last year we were able to go boating with our friends and he loved it. That was the first time he was ever on a boat. We also got him to go kayaking, which he loved and learned how to paddle all by himself. Can't wait for summer to come and school is out. We've got alot of fun things planned for this summer.



52 comments:

Quilts on Bastings said...

Gorgeous quilt - lovely colours!

sunt said...

Wow! I love the colors and the 3D effect of the dark fabrics--what a great fun quilt! No wonder your son loves it! :-)

joan said...

Absolutely gorgeous... That would be my pick in any contest!!!!What is the name of the pattern and the Designer?

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The light and dark greens really add a lot of depth to your wonderful quilt.

Stephanie said...

Blue and green is my favorite color combo. Such a wonderful 3-D effect. Those zig zags looks like the jump off the quilt.

Julies knitting corner said...

Oh this great too look at, the colours are lovely. Nice work. Julie.C

Michelle said...

I love the colors. Cute story!

Melissa C said...

Great quilt love the effect of the zig zags.

Kristen said...

So pretty! I am looking forward to summer too!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! The 3-D effect in the zig-zag is awesome.

Carol said...

Very handsome quilt. Love the 3-D effect of the zig-zags.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kim what an awesome quilt! The colors and fabrics are so stunning. Love it.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful! I tried to make a quilt with this pattern once, but I was not equal to the task...my seams turned out horribly! I can't tell without a closer look, but those look like y-seams and if so I salute you. Cool colors too! Good work!

kwiltmakr said...

I like the effect of the 3-d that came from the fabrics you used. Nice quilt.

Kay Lynne said...

The colors look really nice together. Great quilt!

AJ said...

Great Quilt! Love the colours!

Cynthia said...

Ok, Kim...it took me like 5 minutes of staring at Bethany's pattern before I could see that square in a square...that's brilliant! Now I don't have to be afraid of tumbling blocks anymore!! Yay! Thanks!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

gotta love the zig zag! thanks for sharing!

Allie said...

That is lovely!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Fabulous colors and design!

Karen said...

Love the dimensional design of this pattern. Great job and great fabric.

Mary from Diet Site said...

Very Beautiful!!
Love Colours!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love the zig zag design. Great colors, too!

Stephanie said...

I really like the design you used. Great quilt!

Leslie said...

i love the design of this quilt and the bright colors

Valentina said...

What a special quilt! The zig-zag is so spectacular bringing movement and dimensionality to the quilt.
And as an island-girl the colours make my heart sing!
:)
Valentina from Cyprus

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful Quilt work

Marie said...

incredible

Catherine said...

Great use of colour and value placement in your quilt. Love the blues and greens, my fvourite combo.

Me aka Supermom said...

fantastic design!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Marit said...

Lovely colors, lovely quilt - I would dream of a vacation by the sea sleeping under this one!

; )

Thank you for your nice visit.

Denise said...

Great quilt! Love the colors!

Kelli said...

Awesome! Great choice of pattern, Parfect for a fella!

Diane said...

beautiful quilt!

QuiltSue said...

I love the colours in this quilt.

Oddbjørg said...

Your quilt is so beautiful!

mom said...

Kim, I love the design you used and the fabric colors :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

georgie said...

Wow what a fantastic quilt really lovely colours.
happy quilting
Georgie x

janet said...

That is completely stunning. I love the colors you chose.

stitchinpenny said...

Love the colors!

Davi said...

Wow this is awesome! I love your colors.

Aunt Spicy said...

gorgeous! I love the contrasts in colors!

Randi said...

Great colors-love the blue & green combo.

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant quilt. Lovely design, spectacular fabrics, excellent colors. You did a great job!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kriza said...

wow, what a stunning 3D quilt!

Lizzy said...

Very cool quilt!

Eileen said...

great quilt--the colors are wonderful and the piecing created an intriguing design.

Angie said...

Are these y-seams? Wow - impressive! Love the bright colors :)

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing. What a cool way to make tumbling blocks using staggered diamond in square blocks.
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Kathy said...

It's easy to see why this quilt would be a favorite of you and your son. I really like the way the light and dark values give shape and form to the 3-D illusion. It is an awesome quilt.

suchele said...

I love the optical illusion in the design of this quilt. How wonderful!

sewpam63 said...

What a fun and happy quilt! : ) I hope you are at the Beach right now!?