Friday, May 18, 2012

Quilt for Abuela - Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I love the Bloggers' Quilt Festival! I really look forward to seeing all of the beautiful quilts.

The quilt I have chosen to show is a quilt I made for my husband's grandmother. He doesn't get to see her often as she lives in a different country on a different continent, but they remain very close and he calls her every week just to chat. When he does get to see her, he always wants a special gift to give her. This time he asked for a quilt. How could I refuse?


The pattern is Diamond Diva by Heather Mulder Peterson. The fabric is Eden by Lila Tueller. I managed to find some at a local quilt shop that was having a moving sale. It was perfect for this quilt because it has all of his grandmother's favorite colors. The small dark diamonds are actually a marbled dark purple and match certain fabrics in the quilt beautifully. Unfortunately the lighting isn't good because, the picture was taken at 1am when the binding was finished so it could be packed in a suitcase and taken to Abuela at 6am.

14 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful quilt....and finished just in time. Great job.

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  2. Lovely fabrics and a striking pattern - very nice!

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  3. That is cute! Love the pattern!

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  4. Such a clever pattern and your fabrics are lovely!

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  5. The colors and pattern are gorgeous~

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh that is simply lovely I am sure she will treasure it for years! Another one to add to my list - darling pattern!

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  7. I like the subtlety of the background colors, A very pretty palette perfect for a grandma and how sweet that your hubbie takes her gifts. Love to have you take a look at my first pattern too.

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  8. Love the argyle pattern, I have always wanted to try this! You make it look so effortless :)

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  9. What a pretty quilt. I'm sure it brings your husband's granny much comfort and helps her to feel not quite so far away.

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  10. Wow very stiking with the dark centers. Love it. I bet your husbands Grandmother is super proud!! I hope when I'm a grandmother, one of my grandkids makes me a quilt :)

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  11. Stunning design, gorgeous quilt:)

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  12. its really beautiful, I bet she fell in love with it as soon as she saw it.

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