Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2014

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Levi's Stars

I spent last week getting the binding hand sewn down on this quilt for my grandson.  I wanted to get it finished because we were going to see him Saturday and I also wanted it to be my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival for this Spring.  I finally got the pictures edited this morning so now I'm sharing it with you.
This project lasted almost a year.  I started sewing on it last June.  Tomorrow is Levi's 1st Birthday so I am a little slow in getting it finished.  It is large enough thought that he will be able to use it for a while yet.

Levi's Stars
53" x 57"

Since his name has just four letters I s 




I kept the quilting simple.  I did a small meander in the background and a wavy line was used to outline the stars and the piano key border.  These pictures were made before I washed it.





The backing fabric is one that caught my eye.  It is a print of multi-colored unraveled thread or scribbles.  Depends on if you draw in thread or pencil as to how you see it.  LOL



This is how it looked before it was quilted.  There are two of four different blocks in the quilt.



Here is a look at how it changed after it was washed and shrank up a bit.








I think you can see that the letters puffed out a little more as did the stars.  I hope you like it.  I would like to thank Amy for making the Blogger's Quilt Festival such a fun event.  This is my entry under Small Quilts.  There are many great quilts entered for you to take a look at!  I am sure you will enjoy looking at them all and voting for your favorites.

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Linking with: Crazy Mom Quilts

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the colors and the quilting is perfect! It is sure to be treasured and loved by Levi for a very long time to come :)

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  2. Perfect quilt for a toddler! I love your colors and I'll bet Levi will love that his name is on his quilt. Great job.

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  3. Great job - all that colour! He's sure to love it.

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  4. I am sure this will be well love and so colourful for the littleman

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  5. The quilt turned out so cute. Great job quilting too. He will love it.

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  6. This turned out great! And I like your Longfellow quotation.

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