Amy's Creative Side

When I started blogging on blogger, Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival was one of my first few posts...

Its time for the festival again...

This time, I've chosen to show you all the quilt I've absolutely enjoyed making...

My Doll Quilt for the DQSX swap...


The idea sprouted from the fabric that Marilyn (Spiced Coffee on Flickr) had sent me on a one-to-one swap after we were mutual partners in the last round of the Mug-Rug Swap...


I decided to make a conversation quilt using a few of those wonderful ladies!

My quilt has three ladies - Marilyn, Emily (my partner) and me chatting over an afternoon tea...


Thats the reason for the name - a cuppa and a catchup! (took the name straight from one of my favorite blogs - by Nova). So we three are talking to each other, saying things, but thinking about something else altogether...

Marilyn is tired after shopping for fabric and longs for a relaxing bath but says to us, "I have a dentist appointment"


Emily is looking at my house and saying that my sewing room is looking wonderful... Infact she's thinking that I most probably have a broken machine waiting for repairs...


And I am telling Emily how much I loved making this quilt for her... And I'm thinking that she will always love and cherish it and that the glamor will never end...


There were a lot of firsts while making this quilt...

First - this was my first attempt at hand embroidery for something that I made for someone else... I'm glad at the way it turned out...

It was also my first attempt at foundation piecing...


It was also the first time I sewed curved binding... Next time I'm NEVER going to attempt machine sewing the back... I wish I had hand sewed it...

I love the backing linen that I used for it too...


It was a large floral print and went beautifully with the front... I used black for the backing of the 3 oval minis... And made the parts that peeked out of the panel into a label...




I now know that Emily loved this one... and am so happy!!! It was worth every effort...

Do you like it? I have enjoyed looking at all the quilts from the Quilt Festival... 

If you do not want to go through all the blogs, you can browse through  the snaps in the Flickr Pool...

Thank you so much for organizing this, Amy... :)



Did you miss the Weekly Giveaway last time? Well, I have another FQ Bundle of 31 Bella Solids to give away... (And will have one every weekend this month) Head over to my giveaway post  and drop your name in the lot...

Cheers!!!


16 Comments

  1. Interesting and fun little quilt. Love the direct way it connects you and friends. Very clever! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  2. Great story and AWESOME quilt! This one might just be my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing. You have inspired me to give some embroidery a shot! :)

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  3. Amazing! So many firsts in this project - good for you!!

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  4. Such a cute little quilt! I've never seen one like that and I love it:)

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  5. This conversation quilt is so much fun Shruti. Well done!

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  6. What a happy quilt and good for you for all your firsts! Thank you for sharing!!

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  7. What a wonderful quilt! so cute!

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  8. It is gorgeous. The fabric is great. I love the colours :)

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  9. :) This hangs on my wall! :) I do love it and I love hearing you tell the story of how it was made! Also amazing to have all three of us in one room on the quilt although we all live so far away from each other!

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  10. Such an interesting idea, and a great use of the fabric. I'm glad your partner liked it.

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  11. What a wonderfull quilt! I like the fabric and your funny little ideas!

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  12. Very creative and special. Love it.

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  13. What a neat idea. I really enjoy exploring the fun parts if ut,

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  14. I love artwork that makes me laugh - and your little quilt made LOL! :)

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