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Blogger’s Quilt Festival - Fall 2012

October 31st, 2012

My two favorite times of the year are when Amy Ellis has her Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Both festivals coincide ish with Spring and Fall Quilt Market’s. If you’re unfamiliar with the BQF, it’s an online quilt show where everyone posts their favorite quilt (at the moment). BQF has evolved and grown over the years, and now there’s even Viewers Choice voting - and prizes. Lots and lots of generous sponsor prizes! If you’re interested in participating in the show-n-tell aspect (like I am) and/or submitting your quilt for voting… and/or to vote… or just plain want to see a bounty of beautiful quilts - head over there now - PS, submissions close today!

Here’s my favorite quilt at the moment, it’s my teenie quilt-as-you-go-log-cabin quilt I made specifically for some Tammis Keefe Tribute cat fabric scraps I got from my friend Elizabeth (pretty much where 99.5% of all my amazing scraps come from!).
SF Giants Halloween Christmas-ish teenie quilt
SF Giants Halloween Christmas-ish teenie quilt

I also secretly make teenie quilts just so I have something to bind. On the night of the final game between St. Louis and the Giants for the NLCS title, I rushed to get my binding sewn on so I’d have it to bind during the game.
SF Giants Halloween Christmas-ish teenie quilt

Full disclosure: I find baseball painfully boring, but the Giants are The Other home team (go A’s!) so it was exciting and fun to watch and my teenie quilt was going to be a Lucky Giants Quilt. And they won the NLCS.
SF Giants Halloween Christmas-ish teenie quilt
And then the Giants won the World Series. Coincidence? PS: You’re welcome, San Francisco.

So now that the World Series is over, my teenie quilt is now my Happy Halloween Quilt.
SF Giants Halloween Christmas-ish teenie quilt

And because I’m so lazy because I’m so filled with holiday spirit and like to over extend my holiday seasons - I threw in some graphite Winterkist into my SF Giants-Halloween-Christmas-ish teenie quilt. Bam. Seasonal multi-tasking.  PS:  You’re welcome, Santa Claus. SF Giants Halloween Christmas-ish teenie quilt

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27 Responses

  1. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    You totally crack me up Monica…I might just wander over and drop in my Houndstooth quilt…hmmm…
    And a reluctant congrats to the Giants.I am really an Angels fan but the Giants were amazing in the playoffs and series.

  2. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Great little quilt. Love friends who give scraps like that. Like the thinking behind your binding plans.

  3. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness, that is adorable!

  4. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Way to make a quilt that you can use for the rest of the year Monica! Cute.

  5. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Those cats are super adorable.

  6. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    My hero!! I never tire of your blog. Never ever. Love the quilt!! It is absofreakinlutely adorable!!!!

  7. The fabulous Vicki allegedly said:

    I love it! The colors are great, those cats are super cute.

  8. The fabulous CitricSugar allegedly said:

    So cute! Stinkin’ cute, in fact.

  9. The fabulous Debbie Plett allegedly said:

    I love your little quilt…very creative and kits are great too!

  10. The fabulous Caroline allegedly said:

    Super cute!

  11. The fabulous Marian Griffin allegedly said:

    Me tooo!!! I’m claiming my halloween quilt helped the Giants win (I’m from Palo Alto) and also find baseball boring to watch. Love how you used those awesome scraps!

  12. The fabulous Janice allegedly said:

    Love those kitties!! So cute!

  13. The fabulous pratima allegedly said:

    Your little quilt is very sweet! These kittens with their colorful bows couldn’t be any more cuter!

  14. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Toooo Cute! Love those hip cats. I love to bind too — I call dibs on the binding tasks for the SWs!!!

  15. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    What a cute quilt!?!? Perfect multi-season mini-quilt! Santa and the Great Pumpkin should be thanking you, as well as those pesky, bearded Giants.

  16. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Baseball. Gah. I’m so glad my husband doesn’t watch baseball. Or football. Only hockey, which I can definitely get with!

    LOVE the kitties, they are ridiculously cute!

  17. The fabulous Archie the wonder dog allegedly said:

    It’s wonderful!

  18. The fabulous felicity allegedly said:

    This post made me smile, and this quiltie did too. I bought a scrap pack from Elizabeth many moons ago and I’m still making my way through it, it’s so awesome.

  19. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    Keep your eye on me if I’m ever in the same room as this quilt ’cause I’m not above stealing from my friends. Just sayin’…..

  20. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    This is the cutest! I love the fabrics & the kitties! It just makes me smile to look at it!!

  21. The fabulous jody allegedly said:

    Monica - you are a hoot. I would have sought your friendship in grade school and followed you around!!! Can you tell me about the QAYG technique - do you sew the block first and then add it to the batting? I understand how you add the backing and blocks (because of your good tute) but I’m wondering about the actual construction of the block???

      I stitched and quilted to the batting with no backing. After it was done, I then added the backing and some additional quilting to sammich it. Check out Penny’s blog her QAGY block turtioal (tiz where I learned how to make the block).
      Caution: WILL become habit forming. :)

  22. The fabulous Sandra R allegedly said:

    Love your quilt. I actually thought “How clever, she put her Winterkist in the Halloween quilt, which is perfectly valid since it snows on Halloween in lots of places!” It looks great.

  23. The fabulous sonia allegedly said:


  24. The fabulous jody allegedly said:

    your ‘winterkist’ arrived today - I almost banged in so that I could stay home and sew!!!! beautiful - really great stuff …

  25. The fabulous jody allegedly said:

    I posted the washing of the wonderful Winterkist - thought you might be interested in seeing your fabric in my NYS backyard!

  26. The fabulous Jennifer The Quirky Momma allegedly said:

    I admire your talent and patience. You quilts are absolutely gorgeous! I really love the Halloween one, it’s perfect!

  27. The fabulous Jeifner allegedly said:

    Bahaha! I think you just made Santa Claus/San Francisco’s year.

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