Monday, May 24, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I'm sure you've heard about the spring bloggers quilt festival hosted by Amy from here. She's such a dear and does this twice a year. Last year at this time I didn't have a blog and couldn't show anything and last fall I posted a quilt I made in the spring. This time though I want to show you something really near and dear to my heart. I made it last year after it was in my head for months and once I showed it on flickr, it was wonderfully accepted and many suggested that I publish a pattern. Now, I really had no intention of ever doing that when I first made it, but then a lady I know through another sewing forum commissioned me to make one for her and because of that, I wrote down all the measurements and wa-la.......the beginning of a pattern. Who would have guessed at my age that would happen? Actually, God was looking out for me because my husband lost his job right around that time and the little $$ that I make from this has helped out already. I guess you just never know what life has in store for you, right?

Tree Skirt

32 comments:

carol said...

Seems I'm not a very good linker. I should have linked to this: http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2010/05/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2010.html

Sorry about that. I have no idea why I always screw this up.

2miracles/Tove said...

Fun tree skirt!!!!!! Much nicer than mine. maybe I should think of making a new one.

GLÒRIA said...

Very pretty!
Glòria Torra

Helen said...

I can't believe this time last year you were blogless!!! Blog land is better with you in it. :) Lovely, lovely, lovely tree skirt, you clever thing!

Rettabug said...

My LIFE is better with you in it, Carol!! :D

This is such a wonderfully happy & updated looking tree skirt. Lots of visual movement going on & I ♥ that black polka-dot trim you used.

I wish you many, many more sales of this special creation.

Hugs,
Rett

Seams Sew Together said...

Love this its gorgeous!!

Carol said...

Your tree skirt is gorgeous.

Esch House Quilts said...

What a great tree skirt! Congrats on the pattern too!

Cole's Corner said...

Yes.... about the linking..... where is the link to purchase your pattern? I would love to add it to my collection in the hopes of making it one day. It's beautiful.

O'Quilts said...

This is one of the nicest tree skirts I have seen. Thank you for sharing it.

Marie said...

Beautiful christmas skirt

Deborah said...

Beautiful! It's wonderful you've been able to sell the pattern!

Michelle said...

Your tree skirt is one of the most stunning tree skirts I've ever seen. So glad you made that pattern. I bet it's a popular seller.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Poppyprint said...

I can't wait to make mine! Still collecting greens!

alegna said...

Love it!!! Where can you purchase the pattern?

Dolly said...

Ah, my flickr friend !
This is so pretty, bright and clean.
I bet it's been a big hit !

Kelli said...

This so super cute! I love it!!!

Samelia's Mum said...

Awesome tree skirt. Love it.

linda said...

i like it!!

Katie B. said...

I really need to make a tree skirt (is it possible to really NEED to make a tree skirt? Hmm), and your is gorgeous. It's the best one I've seen yet. I'd love to buy the pattern. Is it available for sale??

Felicity said...

This is really fun. I almost wish it was winter already... almost.

bearpaw said...

This is so lovely! What a great idea and a nice story.

Leslie said...

this is so cool. i love this pattern.and the trees are so cute

Quilting in the Pines said...

Soo cute!

rebecs said...

this is soooo cute! I love it! I love the white, and the bright green, and the reds! well done. and congrats on the pattern!

Eileen said...

absolutely wonderful tree skirt!! i really, really don't need another tree skirt, but i might HAVE to do this!! vibrant, fun, fun, fun. thanks for sharing

Mary Perrine said...

Oh yah!! this should win in my humble opinion!!

Laurel H. said...

What a great tree skirt quilt! God is indeed faithful. :)

Claire said...

traditional christmas colors with a GREAT modern look and i love the scalloped/flower border....and the little bows at the top of the trees are too cute!

Chelley said...

Where can I purchase your pattern?

Madame Samm said...

it is such a pretty skirt..I would consider wearing it lol..
just divine...