What a wonderful idea Amy had at Amy's Creative Side! She knew that this is the week of the Kansas City Quilt Market and that many of us in Blogland would wish we were there to see the quilts, meet designers, quilters, and authors, pet all those new fabrics, see the trends and patterns, and essentially immerse ourselves with anything quilt-related. So she came up with the idea of a Bloggers Quilt Festival that we could participate in from the comfort of our own homes and it wouldn't cost us a thing. The Bloggers Quilt Festival opened yesterday and I'm going to enter a quilt. Read on...
From May 18- May 21, quilters from across the globe can enter a quilt in the festival, tell its story, and link their blog to Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival. From May 22-25 people can then nominate quilts in the categories that Amy will designate, and online voting will follow from May 26-30.
Thanks to Amy's hard work, there are a lot of sponsors who have contributed prizes for award winners and for those who visit Amy's blog. How wonderful is that? Find out all the details at Amy's blog by clicking here and have a look at all the quilts that have been entered so far.
Which quilt am I entering? My "I'm So Totally Happy" quilt of course, because I am!
This quilt was the February Schnibbles quilt called ISTH in the "Another Year of Schnibbles Quiltalong" that started in January, hosted by Sherri at A Quilting Life and Sinta at Pink Pincushion. Every month we make another Schnibbles quilt designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. I love everything about Schnibbles...even saying the word Schnibbles!
Many of you might remember that when I finished the quilt top, I held a contest where I asked everyone to help me name my quilt. I received a lot of wonderful suggestions but a comment made by Teri was the winner. She suggested "I'm So Totally Happy" and I chose that name because it fit my quilt, it fit the initials ISTH, and because I really am so totally happy! You can read all about my quilt top here.
I couldn't resist posting another picture of the quilt with the forsythia in bloom in the background. You can tell we're a little later getting summer here in Cape Breton!
Do you see the marvelous machine quilting?
Mary from Quilt Hollow was sensational. She took my little quilt top and turned it into something spectacular just for me...can you tell I love this little quilt? She also provided me with the close-up picture. Make sure you visit her at her blog Quilt Hollow. She has a wonderful blog, is a fantastic (and fast!) longarm quilter, and shares some gorgeous projects with us.
So that's it. Make sure you drop by the Bloggers Quilt Festival and scroll down on that page to see all the quilts. So far there are almost 400 entries and there are still 2 days to go 'till the deadline to enter. My quilt number is 376!
It's a great day for quilting!