Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oh My Deer! {Bloggers' Quilt Festival}

I love Bloggers' Quilt Festival! Twice a year, hundreds blogging quilters (quilting bloggers?) link up on Amy's Creative Side to share their creations. Here's mine.

Deer quilt front
I used the quilt festival as motivation to finish up this Christmas gift. The pattern is from Dare To Be Square Quilting by Boo Davis. I love this book, and I want to make several other patterns from it. I used Kona Cloud, Blue, Blueberry, and Cornflower for the background. The rest of the fabrics came from my stash.


Sweet face. I quilted in straight lines around the deer. (Thanks for the idea, Elizabeth!)

Deer binding
Red binding felt right on this quilt. I used Kona Chinese Red (the best Kona red!).

Deer Back
Boo emphasizes using fabric you have on hand: "Challenge yourself to keep your wallet shut and use just the fabric you have on hand." I took that to heart with the quilt back and used up some stash. Feels good!


I think you'll agree that this Deer Valley print belongs on the back of this quilt.

Oh My Deer!
Thanks for stopping by! Head to Amy's blog to check out the other entries.


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35 comments:

sewfrench.com said...

Oh, how fun! My first thought, before I scrolled down was that it was some kind of maze. We are lucky enough to watch deer from our windows most every day, I can see making one of these for us! I love it!

Margaret said...

love the quilt! I'm w/ sewFrench...chuckled when I saw the bottom of the quilt :-)

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Kristie said...

I just love this! It's so awesome, good choice for the festival :)

Melanie said...

Oh I love this book so much! You did such a great job on the deer! I am sure whoever receives this for Christmas will love it! Great job!

Heather D. said...

This is so awesome. VERY original!!

Linz said...

AWESOME!! I am so excited to see this one all finished up!! Looks awesome!!

Sana Saroti said...

This looks fantastic! Reminds me so much of the cover of a book I loved to read as a child. A german christmas story about a stag named Heinrich.

angela said...

Great finish on that gift! And I really love the back - it looks cool and is even better knowing that stash was well used.

Pam said...

love your quilt....gotta love boo davis!!! thanks for stopping by my blog too!! xoxo

Kate said...

The Deer Valley print on the back made me smile. :) Great quilt!

Sarah Craig said...

This quilt makes me smile!! Nice work!!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh, yay!!! I'm so glad you finished this one off for BQF, it looks fabulous!! I love the quilting :) And I love the Deer Valley on the backing, made me chuckle! The red binding is a perfect choice, too!

Marci Girl said...

I do so love this quilt, I have this book too, and just wish I had someone to make this quilt for! Quite stunning!

felicity said...

Oh I'm so happy to see this one all done up! It's fabulous, Katie! And I couldn't agree more about that Deer Valley print. Perfection!

Debbie said...

Very fun! Congrats for getting it done. Love that you were able to piece the back from your stash.

Leanne said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I have the book and have yet to make anything from it, now you have inspired me! And I love the back too.

Kirsten N said...

I really love this Deer quilt Katie- it would be perfect for my hubby too! I saw the book recently and am annoyed that I didn't buy it when i had the chance!

Toni said...

Katie, it looks awesome! Such a fun gift, too! I would love to see their face when they open it! Excellent choices on the binding and backing, too. I haven't looked through that book before but you've made me want to go find a copy!

Sarah said...

Katie this is amazing - gorgeous quilt!

notes of sincerity said...

What an awesome quilt!
And I love your deer print
on the back! :o)

Candi said...

Your quilt made me smile! :)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

oooh how fun!! You did an excellent job!

The Thompsons said...

That's adorable!! The back is fun, too!

Lindsay Conner said...

I love how you finished it--the back is so striking!

Hollie said...

Oh, I always love seeing this quilt. It makes me smile. Great job!

sukie said...

Love the deer! I should probably make one myself since I'm drooling on my monitor at yours. . . haha

Leslie said...

i love this...i have that book and have not made anything from it yet. i hope to someday....and this one would be a great way to go. what a awesome entry.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Awesome quilt! I agree the Deer Valley print is perfect for the back.

Susan J said...

Your deer quilt is so dear!

Eileen said...

Thought thiswas a family tree quilt but just loving that it's a deer! My hubby and son would love it. May just have to try it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Ariane said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

MN2NM said...

You had the perfect backing fabric on hand! I love that pattern - that book is definitely on my list. Great job!

Spontaneous Threads said...

This is a great quilt!!! Love that you busted your stash too!

Kit Lang said...

LOVE it! thanks for sharing. :)

Allison said...

lovely! I have Boo Davis' book, though I haven't made anything from it yet (I've got my eye on lots of those quilts, though) I have always loved that deer valley print, what a perfect quilt to use it on!