What a thing! Being in my first year of blogging, I hadn't really heard of such a festival before...but check it out Amy's Creative Side, there are over 560 entries!
Because I hadn't prepared a specific quilt for this festival, I thought I would enter my very favourest quilt I have made...my Georgia Tulips...which I blogged about back in March.
At the time when I made this, I had been reading Georgia Quilts edited by Anita Zaleski Weinraub, and if you have ever seen this book there is the most fabulous red tulip quilt on the front cover, it really inspired me to make the quilt!
I busted out my Flea Market Fancy fabric and string pieced loads of panels, and then cut out the tulip "blades" from a template I had made up..it was loads of fun to make.
The plains I used were all Kaffe shot cottons, which I think lend it an olde worlde look...I struggled with how to quilt it, but I decided it should be fairly unstructured and carefree...so I did butterflies, flowers, and an original scrolling vine design. I was pleased with the result, but all the threads that I had to pull through was a big pain in the ....
My beautiful quilt sits in a cupboard now, and I bring it out and touch it from time to time...but early next year I am getting a new lounge which I think this quilt should take pride of place on!