Friday, October 28, 2011

Today, I'm happy to be sharing my entry in the .......


Amy'sCreativeSide


This quilt was the topic of my very first blog post back in May.  Seems like forever ago!




Chain Link is a pattern from the book, Link to the '30's  by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine.  I loved working with the bright colors and learning the partial seam technique, even making the prairie points, although ironing them all was a bit tedious.  Most of all, I enjoyed free-motion quilting all those feathers.  They aren't the greatest, but all washed and crinkled they look just fine and I've spent more than a few afternoon naps under this puppy!  This was my second quilt with thirties repro fabrics so I think I've got them out of my system now, just not out of my stash!

Hope you enjoy this and all the lovely entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  Thanks, Amy!




37 comments:

Aunt Spicy said...

love everything about it...the prairie points, the design, the quilting...gorgeous!

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissimo!!!!!
Ciao

Valentina said...

Oh, I am in love! Absolutely gorgeous!
swoon! Your quilt makes me happy!
:)

Mary said...

You're not alone is the stash dept, I have a few! My 30's quilts remain unfinished. I love the Prairie point edge- perfect finish for this quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your quilt is lovely! And I love prairie points!

Margaret said...

love the quilt! Its a great pattern for those fabrics.

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the prarie point edge!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt is just precious! :o)

Prof. S said...

This is beautiful: I love the interlocking rectangles (which make it look pretty modern!), combined with the sweet repro prints. And the prairie points...so cute!

Studio Christine said...

GREAT quilt!!

fallingforpieces said...

Lovely and fresh!

Lonci said...

Very nive quilt, congratulations:)

Cathy said...

Fantastic! I had seen this quilt before but did not know the source of the pattern, so thanks for including that info. This one is going on my to-do list.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!! The 30's fabrics are so much fun and I just love prarie points!!

The Thompsons said...

What a cute quilt - I love the prairie points!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE collecting 1930's fabric...but haven't settled on a quilt design - yet! I think your quilt is wonderful, especially the praire points! Great!!

Pattilou said...

That is one inviting quilt! Really like it.

Marit said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love those colorful 30's too. They are a part of my stash that i love to revisit between more modern designer fabrics...

Ivory Spring said...

This is so beautiful, Jane - such a happy quilt!!!

maria said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I especially like the prairie points, I've not tackled those before.

Robin said...

LOVE. Oh, my gosh. This is fabulous!!! The design is so fun, and I *heart* prairie points. The quilting is beautiful as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lyanna L. said...

Wow that is so many prairie points! I just learned about a little ruler that helps you do them faster -- they gave a demo on it at my local quilt shop.

Eileen said...

What a great quilt! Love the chain link...always so cool like playing with a maze. Great colors and fabrics with that nice crisp background. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

SisterOfTheDivide said...

sew very pretty, love the fabric selection and the pattern is totally FAB!

Simply Sandy said...

A perfect pattern, perfect quilt, perfect everything. Love it. I'm a new follower! :)

Julie Fukuda said...

I just came across a box of thirties fabric. It reminded me of all those feed sack clothes from my childhood every time I looked at it. Now I just might dig it out and re-live the past. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan J said...

Your Link to the 30's looks so modern. Very pretty.

straythreads said...

Love your quilt and isn't it wonderful how all those little hiccups in the free motions quilting disappear in the wash
Ann

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

Gorgeous quilt! Aren't 1930s quilts so darling?

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your prairie points are just so fun on that quilt! I love 'em.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Little Island Quilting said...

Great quilt. Particularly impressed with those prairie points!

Claudia said...

Very charming! I love 30's repros, and this is a great pattern to show these off. Love the feathers too. I'm somewhat obsessed with quilting feathers myself.

Karen said...

The fabrics in this quilt are just right, especially against the white. It shows then up perfectly. Great pattern to use them in, too. Your quilt looks lovely. So fresh and cheerful!

Kit Lang said...

Beautiful! thanks for sharing. :)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's beautiful. Love the brightness and prairie points.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love the prairie points. Thanks so much for sharing this great quilt.

Martha said...

This quilt is beautiful and I love it. Thank you for sharing.