“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Gemstone Quilt

I am so happy to be entering the Bloggers Quilt Festival, finally! I just put the finishing touches on my Genstone Quilt today. I had been working on this quilt for several months, in between creating items for my Mama Roux Shop. I wanted to make a cuddly quilt for my family (actually, me) for the upcoming winter season. I decided it HAD to be made out of Anna's Folksy Flannels. I purchased my stash from Melanie at Above All Fabric. She has such a great selection AND great sales! Check out her shop, seriously! Anyway, back to my Gemstone Quilt. I wanted it to be fairly hefty and I considered using two layers of batting but decided against it. The finished quilt is plenty substantial and the added weight of the binding (wide-wale eggplant corduroy, oy vey!) contributes to the overall sturdiness of this baby. Quilted in a very loose meandering design to keep it soft and supple. Measures 55" x 45", perfect for keeping folded on the back of the couch for quick access. I plan to make a couple of Folksy Flannel throw pillows for the couch as well. I won't be surprised if I just start sleeping on the couch every night.

So kick off your shoes, grap a cup of tea or glass of wine and hop on over to the Festival and/or the Flickr group and gaze upon all the other quilts, so far 500+ and counting. I'll be looking at all the beautiful quilts on my laptop while cozy under my new quilt...can't wait!


  1. This is beautiful. The colors are great and the back is just as beautiful as the front.

  2. Love the colours and it looks great in flannel.

  3. Really beautiful colors and that will be such a great quilt to curl up with on a cold and bleary day!

  4. Its windy and cold here at the moment. Would love to have such a gorgeous and warm quilt to snuggle under.

  5. this is stunning, you did a really lovely job. those fabrics are gorgeous