Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2011

Twice a year, Amy of Amy's Creative Side hosts an awesome virtual quilting show called Blogger's Quilt Festival, which involves a *ton* of quilters each linking up a quilt to share. There are always hundreds of amazing entries. This festival I'd like to feature the quilt led by me and the ladies of the Faith do. Good Stitches circle. For those who have been around a little while, this will be a repeat, but for those just joining us, I'd like to do a small recap.

A Quilt For Two

do. Good Stitches is an online charity bee where each month we all work together to make a quilt for charity. The Faith circle donates through our local churches specifically.

A Quilt For Two

For my month, I  chose to create quilt for a sweet family in our church that just seems to give, give, and give. They had recently had a set of beautiful twin boys, and were moving near family since that the father had finished school. Since most everything they own needs to be for two (double strollers anyone?), I thought it'd be cute to have A Quilt For Two. :)

A Quilt For Two
Each baby gets their own side.
Some clear shots of the front and back:

A Quilt For Two

Rachel of StitchedInColor made the lovely circle block on the back, and I sort of made up the design on the back as I went. I love how it turned out.

A Quilt For Two

I just wanted to thank the ladies of the Faith circle of do. Good Stitches one more time. You all did such a wonderful job and I know this quilt is being loved by its family in their new home now. :)

<3 Kelsey

P.S. See the original post with more details about the quilt here.

87 comments:

  1. Love your double cot quilt! What an amazing idea! Gorgeous colour palette and the back is stunning too. I am in the Cherish circle and looking forward to my turn to create a quilt for a special charity I have in mind. Rachel has started such an amazing thing and I love seeing all the beautiful finished quilts appearing.

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  2. Beautiful work!!!! Great idea!!!!!!

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  3. Such a fabulous quilt. And one to be cherished for a very long time. :o)

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  4. You had me a grays.... Simply lovely! :D

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  5. Adorable! Love the use of gray:)

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  6. Thanks so much! It really is special to be a part. :)

    Kelsey

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  7. Thanks! The ladies really all did a great job! ^_^

    Kelsey

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  8. Grays really are beautiful. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Kelsey

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  9. Very clever idea "a side" for each. The grey is fabuous and I love using up fabric scraps with strings. Such a wonderful thing to giveaway quilt love.

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  10. SO very gorgeous...love everything about this quilt! :)

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  11. Love the string blocks and love the quilting!!! Cute idea too...

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  12. That is so cute! And such a great idea for twins! Love the colors, design, backing, everything really! Great quilt!

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  13. Thanks! Love string blocks. :)

    Kelsey

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  14. This is really beautiful! thanks for sharing. :)

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  15. the front is beautiful...but the back is even better!

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  16. What a neat idea. Such a cute quilt and I love love love the circles on the back!

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  17. This is a great quilt. So interesting and love how you've made it reversible, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  18. What a great gift and a really nice way to start off sharing with a sibling..

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  19. Pat @ Color Me QuiltyOctober 29, 2011 at 3:26 AM

    Great quilt and story!

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  20. love the quilt!

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  21. How neat is that! 2 quilts in one! This quilt is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  22. I love the idea of a quilt for 2 and what a beauty it is! I`m on the waiting list for do.Good Stitches and can`t wait to get involved. A great entry for the BQF.

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  23. Oh I love it and it was a great idea for twins! :D

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  24. Thanks for the beautiful quilt Kelsey. I've been reading about the charity on Rachel's blog too! I love the bright colors and piecing. I'm a new quilter so I'm just sponging inspiration from everywhere. Thanks!

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  25. Thanks for coming by to see it!

    Kelsey

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  26. Part of me totally agrees - I love the back!!

    Kelsey

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  27. Good thing Rachel came up with the beautiful circle block! :)

    Kelsey

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  28. That is a gorgeous quilt, front and back. I am a new follower. So glad I found your blog. :o)
    xo
    Kelli

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  29. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Kelsey

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  30. I hadn't really thought of that, but that is a good point! They'll have to share it more and more as they git bigger and have to take turns haha.
    Kelsey

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  31. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

    Kelsey

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  32. Looking forward to seeing what your circle comes up with once you're in!! :D
    Kelsey

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  33. Yay! A new quilter!! We always need more of those! I'm still pretty new at this myself. :)

    Kelsey

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  34. Thanks for following along, I'm glad to have you!! :)

    Kelsey

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  35. Such a gorgeous quilt and wonderful story. Love the quilt for two idea! I recently became a stitcher for the Joy circle of the do. Good Stitches virtual charity bee and I applaud all you quilters in the various circles!!

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  36. Is that ever a sweet design for using in a double stroller or on the floor. That family is sure to treasure this work of art.

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  37. Welcome to do. Good Stitches! There certainly are a bunch of wonderful people who make it happen, stitchers and quilters alike. :)

    Kelsey

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  38. I sure hope they do. :)

    Thanks for coming by!

    Kelsey

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  39. What a wonderful idea! Love how it turned out, too.

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  40. I love the story behind this quilt... A quilt for two! What a great way to send off fellow parishoners.

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  41. So cute! I love the colors and the design! Lucky little ones to have such an original quilt made for them.
    Smiles~Beth

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  42. Thanks so much! I do hope they enjoy it. :)

    Kelsey

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  43. Oh my! I love, love this quilt. I can't stop looking at the back. It's fabulous~

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  44. Love the colors, textures and patterns! SO VERY COOL!!!!

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  45. Thanks! :D The different textures was definitely one of my favorite parts. :)

    Kelsey

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  46. Lyanna @ PurplePandaQuiltsOctober 31, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    This is one of my favorite quilts I've seen in awhile. Love the back and I love how we both used a quilt produced from the do.good.stitches bee. Yay for quilts that look great and help people out =)

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  47. I'm glad you like it! It's pretty hard not to use quilts from do. Good Stitches - they always come out so beautiful and with such a great story. :)
    I can't wait until it is my month again! :D

    Kelsey

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  48. What a wonderful quilt! I love both sides-- but the circles are extra cool. And that so many hands were involved in its creation just makes it extra special. :)

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  49. Thanks. I think its special to all who are involved. :)

    Kelsey

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  50. Beautiful quilt.......I love it.

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  51. Cool quilt! I really like the circles!

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  52. Peg and Garry ThiessenNovember 1, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    A quilt to be proud of! Love both sides!

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  53. Thanks! I'm so glad Rachel thought of them. :)

    Kelsey

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  54. What a unique and clever design! I've never seen anything like it! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  55. Thanks for coming by to see it!! :)

    Kelsey

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  56. Love both the front and back. I think that your group does a lovely thing for others!

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  57. Thanks so much!! It's an honor to get to be a part. :)

    Kelsey

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  58. what a great ide! lovely colour combos

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  59. A smart looking quilt...perfect for twins.

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  60. That is a really neat idea for twins!

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  61. This is a wonderful idea for twins. And such a cute quilt!!

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  62. Love this quilt...thank you for sharing it us. I have bookmarked for 2012...inspirational.

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