Friday, October 28, 2011

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? Blogger's Quilt Festival Starts Today!!

Hi, all!


Friday rolls around once again - time to get your whoop whoop on!!  And it's a very special Friday today - the beginning of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy Ellis over at Amy's Creative Side!  If you've never participated in this, you ought to check it out - lots of amazing quilty inspiration to be had, and anyone can enter!  So here's my finish for this week, which also happens to be my entry into the Quilt Festival...




This quilt has been dubbed the Charlie Brown Quilt by my husband - every time I've referred to it, he says, "Oh, the Charlie Brown quilt!"  But I guess I can see what he means - and it makes me smile to think he named it!




About six months ago, I won a beautiful 5 yard bundle of Nancy Mims Free To Grow by Robert Kaufman from Form & Fabric.  Since then, it's been sitting on my shelf waiting to become something wonderful.  Last Sunday I brought home a bolt of Kona Coal, saw that bundle of fabric, and realized that they went together beautifully!




This great quilt design tutorial from Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts, a couple of manic days, and I had a beautiful quilt top!




A little digging in the stash turned up this wonderful IKEA fabric that I picked up on my last trip to Atlanta and, combined with leftover blocks from the front, my back was complete!




Some random meandering across the quilt.....




....some bright striped binding....




And the Charlie Brown Quilt was born!  I think this one is going to stay at my house - it makes me smile!!!


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So what have you been working on this week?

What has made you smile...

Do your happy dance...

Made you want to Whoop Whoop?

Share with us!  The more, the merrier!!

(Remember, it doesn't have to be a finish - 

and you have until Saturday night to link up!)

And don't forget to check out the other links 
and share the love!

Hugs!

Sarah

And just a reminder - if you're interested in getting in on the Traveling Stash, check out my post here!  I'll be drawing for its next destination on Sunday!

65 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am so glad you are keeping this quilt. When DH asks for it and then names it - it's gotta stay in your home! Just love it, and yes, it reminds me of Charlie Brown too - those zig-zag shirts. Definitely a WHOOP-WHOOP!!

Elizabeth D. said...

So pretty!! I especially love the binding you chose for this quilt, it really looks wonderful :)

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Sarah ! I love everything about this quilt. LOVE that the husband named it! And I think the name is perfect !!! And your photos of the quilt are just as awesome. ;o) ooxx`jod

notes of sincerity said...

Love love love your quilt! And so sweet that your husband gave it a name. :o)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Perfect name! You put some great colors together and I love that Ikea fabric!

Jo said...

I love your quilt. I need to get some solid Kona fabric. I never use solids enough!

Denise :) said...

Great name -- it first perfectly!! It's a darling quilt! :)

quiltzyx said...

Charlie Brown is wonderful! I'm glad he's staying at your house - you did a lovely job on him. :D

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I these quilts! All of your quilts are so fantastic! You are great quilter! I am so happy to I found your blog! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Elaine/MuddlingThrough said...

I love the Charlie Brown quilt! The name does fit very well. And I don't blame you. Some quilts just need to stay at home and not go roaming.

fallingforpieces said...

Fantastic quilt and the back is just wonderful. Doesn't ikea make fantastic quilt back fabric?

beth said...

Oooh! What a GREAT quilt!

Alycia said...

Yep - that quilt makes me smile. I love the grey in it....

FabricsNQuilts said...

Love the quilt! I always refer to ric rac as "you know, like Charlie Brown's shirt" when folks can't place what it is...works everytime!

I worked on too many different things this week & have nothing done as a result. But I am proud to say they are all scrappy/stash related projects. Maybe we will get lucky next week & I can get a whoop too!

But for now...WHOOP WHOOP for a keeper-quilt!

Aunt Spicy said...

totally love the charlie brown quilt...and your blog...its like visiting a fab friend!

Michelle said...

Charming story, love the grey and zigzags, wow, very high impact and the setting against the rail fence with the fall leaves just really sends this to the top!

Hollie said...

What a great quilt and I really love the back too!

MyJourneyBack said...

Sarah I love your quilt and I love the backing. Whoop. Whoop. I am going to link. I have one finally finished. Check out my post you'll understand! Glad I found you I'll be back!

MyJourneyBack said...

Forgot to tell you. I love the quilt in your header. And your photograpy is amazing! I'll visit you often!
Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Mrsblocko said...

What a great finish. Man, I need to get to IKEA. Everyone seems to find the coolest fabric there!

Toni said...

I love a good zigzag quilt and this one is great!! I adore the Ikea print on the back, too! I grew up in Gallatin, so I love seeing that Tennessee scenery!

QuiltNut Creations said...

absolutely fabulous!! I love the backing!

Kit Lang said...

WOW.

Love this quilt! The front, the back, the photography - love everything!

Thanks for sharing!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow!! That quilt is just beautiful, and the color of the trees is spectacular. Both compliment each other so well!

Heather D. said...

The zigzags are awesome! And I just love your striped binding.

Eileen said...

Charlie brown would be proud of this delightful quilt. Love it and wow you did thst quickly! The quilt on your chair is lovely, also. Thanks for sharing and have a grest day

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the name as much as the quilt.(And the photos are stunning too with the lovely fall scenes).

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. I love the fabrics teamed up with the Kona. I think it is good fun that your husband named the quilt. Lovely photos, too!

Pat said...

Charlie Brown makes me smile too! Great quilt!

SarahZ said...

I love that tutorial too! It will be my next project! Your quilt is wonderful...the name perfect! from a former sarah c (now z) :)

Jessica said...

I love the name of your quilt :) And the quilt itself of course ;) it's so pretty, Sarah!

laura said...

beautiful quilt

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

Definitely a happy quilt. Nice job :-)

Michelle said...

I can see why that quilt makes you smile! The bright colors are set off beautifully by the Kona Coal. What a happy quilt.

Jane said...

It looks like big, fat, happy rickrack to me, and I love it! Great photos with the beautiful Tennessee fall in the background!

Sara said...

The yellow,the pink, THE GREY!!!!


I would wear that quilt girlfriend!!!!

Fabulous backing on Charlie Brown as well;)

I may snatch that color palette;)

Julie said...

The quilt makes me smile. The backdrop makes my jaw drop! How breathtakingly beautiful!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Yep, I can see it as the Charlie Brown Quilt. The zig zags are so fun. :D

Snoodles said...

Sarah, I love your Charlie Brown quilt -- the fabrics are wonderful, and I love the binding; it's perfect! I've never seen that backing fabric before....really cute! This Festival is fun. I've enjoyed showing off my quilt, and traveling to other blogs to see more!

Rachel said...

This is awesome. The fabrics are just perfect (I love Kona kohl too!) and I absolutely adore the backing fabric.

Kathy said...

What a great quilt for the festival! I am sure that you should keep it in the family. After all, if your husband names it; perhaps he loves it! I had fun reading about your process and I loved your outdoor photos.

P. said...

LOVE the Charlie Brown quilt, Sarah! The color combination is fabulous and I seriously heart the zig-zags.

Martine Kuciel said...

quelle explosion de couleurs et la photo est magnifique ,félicitations

straythreads said...

fabulous quilt and photos

Rachel said...

Beautiful! Love the back.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Oh Sarah, I love this Charley Brown quilt! So glad it's found a good home. *smile* The back is stunning!

Shannon said...

Seeing your quilt made me smile too! Now I want to make one!
Thanks for sharing the happiness! ;)

Heather said...

It is just gorgeous! And I absolutely love the pieced back on this one. Congrats on your awesome finish!

Jean said...

Love the quilt! and the backing is just perfect! LOL at the Charlie Brown name. Seeing the leaves, you make me miss TN. I moved away from Nashville to Ohio a year ago.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

LOVE it!!! Love your blog!!!!

Shawn said...

Great quilt and photos!!

Sandra Kaye said...

Absolutely LOVE this quilt!!! And the back is just yummy!! Congrats!! on the finish!! Hugs -- Sandie

sunt said...

What wonderful photos--specially the one of just the top with the light shining through so it resembles stained glass. I don't understand the Charlie Brown reference, but the quilt is just gorgeous--either side!

Hazle

Lori said...

I love your quilt!! How fun for it to be known as the Charlie Brown quilt.

Staci said...

This is just the best Zig Zag quilt! I love love love it!

amy smart said...

Sarah, this quilt is so wonderful! I love that all the different pieces came together randomly in such perfection. I've always wanted to try that pattern by Amanda Jean. Now I have more motivation. Beautiful pictures too! xo

Shannon said...

LOVE, LOVE the "Charlie Brown Quilt" (btw, I think that name is very appropriate!) I love using Kona Coal (grey) in quilts. (Grey is the new black! LOL) As always, your pictures are DYNOMITE! :)

Spontaneous Threads said...

beautiful quilt. I have some of those fabrics as well and you really did them justice!!

snippetsandyarns said...

This is a great quilt, and "The Charlie Brown Quilt" is a really fun name for it :-) I love the backing fabric too! You did a wonderful job, as always!

~ meagan

Melissa P said...

Great work! It's always fun when quilts are named by others. This one seems to be right at home already. I can see why you're keeping it.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Gosh what great fabrics! I have the Ikea fabric for a backing too

Kay Lynne said...

Love your quilt--reminds me of rick-rack :)

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Impressive quilt - and I love CrazyMom's easy zig-zag method. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Your Charlie Brown quilt makes me smile too! I love it all...especially your striped binding.