Friday, May 15, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival!

Welcome to the Lilypad! My associates Padsworth and DragonDrop are just as happy as I am to welcome you to the merriment and mayhem!

Ahem! Boys, could you stop that for just a minute, and say hello to the Blogger's Quilt Festival folks?

Many thanks to the lovely Amy at Amy's Creative Side! Each year, we bloggers are provided with a fun festival and an opportunity to show off our quilts!  Amy lines up great sponsors and prizes, too!

This year I am entering in the Mini Quilt category.

This is my "Never Underestimate" mini quilt. It's a wonderful project from Bobbie G. Designs, and I first saw it over at Three Cats Ranch, where Barbara did a super job on hers. Take a peek at mine:

Oops, the sunshine is too bright here, and the colors look washed out. Padsworth, let's try it in the shade, OK?

A little wonky on the grass, don't you think? One more audition  . . .

Aaaahhhh, there we go! Now we can see the thread colors and the fabrics, and even make out the quilting. Great job, Padsworth, you and DragonDrop can go play now!

I used some of my beloved Mary Engelbreit fabrics to complete the mini, after the stitchery was done.  I used thread colors from my stash, so it looks a little different from the original design.

Love the ME cherries!

Aurifil thread for the meander quilting. (Around here, we just can't get along without our favorite thread!) Yup, I went a little outside the line, there. I blame it on Padsworth -- he jostled my elbow. (Grin)

Here is the adorable backing fabric!

I brought it around to the front as the binding:

I had so much fun making this mini! I hope you enjoyed seeing it, and that you will hop back over to the festival for more creative, quilty goodness! And if you like this mini, I hope you will vote for it! Voting isn't open yet, but I really encourage you to go and check out all the other quilts. Lots more quilts will be added to the linky party until entries close on May 21st. Then the voting begins on May 22nd! Winners will be announced on May 30th.  
It's a virtual show -- you can be comfy at your home and look at all the beautiful quilts!

(Waving) Thanks, Amy, for a fun festival!

Quilt statistics:
Approximately 21 inches x 28 inches
Fabrics: Mary Engelbreit (from my stash)
Hand embroidered by me
Machine quilted by me