Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Quilt Festival 2010


Hi -
I'm a little late pulling this together, but here is my entry for Amy's Fall Quilt Festival.

Whooville is a quilt that I finished earlier this year.  It is one of my selvage quilt projects inspired by Karen Griska.  I used the selvage dots this time to represent Christmas lights on the houses.


 
My favorite part of the quilt is the big tree, I wish I had Whoos singing around it!


a little pink house


The Bakers' house -


Enjoy the rest of the festival!

67 comments:

Lori said...

I would never get tired of seeing that quilt! It is so adorable!!!

Sherrill said...

Well, how cute is that!! Clever with the Christmas lights! I used your tutorial and made a kleenex cover..will definitely be making more; THANKS!

Sujata said...

Oh.. This just made me HAPPY!
Cute, adorable and inspiring!

Rose Anne said...

I love this quilt. What a great idea! I wish I was so creative. Love the idea of the selvage dot christmas lights.

beth said...

love it. The christmas lights using selvages are my favorite part.

Karen said...

What a fun quilt and a good use of the selvege edges. I still have a bunch left. I said I wasn't going to keep collecting them but I am.

Rebecka said...

Super Cute!! I love your quilt and great use of selvages. I'm still collecting my selvages. Great inspiration!

Rene' said...

I love your fun quilt!!! That tree is adorable. Love how you used your selvages. Thanks for sharing!

Kathie said...

oh this quilt just makes me SMILE too cute!!!!
Kathie

Shasta said...

This is a cute quilt. What a great idea to use the selvedge dogs for lights.

Lesly said...

Great idea for the Christmas lights! Are they ever cute!

Linda said...

This is so cute! I love the guitar roof with the monkey peaking out the window. What a fun quilt!

Martha said...

I love the original Grinch! This is such a clever idea to use those dots for the Christmas lights -- all the houses and the tree are just too cute.

Kati said...

What a fun, funky quilt. I love it!

WendyLou said...

How fun! How fun!! How fun!!! The lights on the houses are SUCH a clever idea :)

ROZ said...

Really a great quilt

baukje said...

You are an artist, t's like a painting, such lovely work and lovely uses of the fabric!!!!

greetings from France

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/2010/10/bloggers-quiltfestival.html

baukje said...

I forgot/ I have a giveaway on my blog, you are welcome

BJ said...
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BJ said...

Great quilt. Love your selvage tree.

Michele said...

I fall in love with this quilt every time I see it! So cute!

Quiltycat said...

Love it! great idea to use the selvages as a lights!
nichi

MeganN said...

Great quilt I love the little houses & their lights!

Lynn said...

what a happy little town already for the who's

YankeeQuilter said...

The bright colors for a christmas-y quilt are such fun...the dots make it!

Belinda said...

Oh yeh...wonky...selvages...houses
...fun fabrics!!! THE best kind of
combination in my book!!
This little quilt is just toooo cute for words!!

Ann Champion said...

What a darling little quilt! The dots used as lights is brilliant! :)

Deborah said...

I love it!

Kate said...

What a fun happy quilt. It has the "smile factor" for sure!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is a gorgeous, fun , happy quilt!! The use of selvedges is brilliant!!

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

That is just too adorable. I love it! Brilliant use of what most would consider waste.

Kelli said...

Love it set on black!

AnnieO said...

Well this is just squealable! Clever you for using the dots as Christmas lights. Happy Whoville! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this quilt is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I just love it!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Big fan of the selvages here . This quilt is so whimsical and happy I want to run off right now and make one.

But first I have to collect a few more selvages...sigh.

Thanks for sharing this quilt. It's a work of art!

Fran said...

Adorable! Very creative!

SerendipitiJoy said...

Such a clever use of selvages! Makes me want to start collecting them instead of tossing them.

Heidi said...

cute, admirable, awesome, gorgeous,
I simply love this quilt :-))

mb. said...

I admit I am not a huge fan of selvage quilts, but this is charming. A great idea & well executed! Now I want to try it.

Riel said...

I just love the details in this quilt! And the polka dot snowy background is perfect! We woke up to our first snowfall this morning :-( I love selvage quilts and the selvages on this are the perfect touch! It's just great all round.

Crispy said...

I love this little quilt Barb!! It's fun to look at all the cute fabrics you used :0)

Crispy

mummastimetocreate said...

oh MAN that is so cool!! I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the christmas lights :)

Fiesta said...

totally adorable. makes me want to finish my house quilt right now.

upstateLisa said...

brilliant!!! I love houses on quilts! love polka dots and selvage too!!!

Lynda said...

Love the houses, but the tree is the best!

Des said...

Super clever with the selvedge lights! I love it!

Aunt Spicy said...

such a fun idea! love it!

RuffHaven said...

I am sure little Suzie Whoo would love this quilt too. I sure do !
Great idea for the lights. And the tree ! Sow clever !

Barb in Mi said...

Love your houses and tree- just beautiful!

Teresa said...

That is so CUTE...quite the great use of those selvage dots! Now that Halloween is officially over, I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS!! (although, the pumpkins are still lit...guess it is not quite over yet...)

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

So creative, love it!

Dianne said...

That is such a cute quilt! Love the polka dots and the selvage tree :)

deonn said...

Oh, this is so adorable, you can just see all the Whos down in Whoville! Very clever use of selvage dots for your Christmas lights! Makes me giggle!!

Sherry said...

How darn cute is this!?! I love the bright, fun colors for Christmas quilts. Great idea for the Christmas lights but I especially love that tree! You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

What an adorable quilt! I wish that I lived next door!!

Rose Marie said...

What a neat idea for Xmas lights!!! Sweet hanging!

DANA said...

It looks just like kid's drawings, it's lovely.Congratulations!!!

Lauren P said...

Your quilt is so cute! I love that tree!

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous fun quilt. Love the colours and the use of selvedges.

Kriza said...

what an adorable, fun quilt! it is a joy to look at it.
Kristina

Quilter Kathy said...

It's fabulous! Each of the blocks are adorable!

Robin said...

How fun! I love the way you incorporated the selvedges-- those dots do make excellent Christmas lights! :)

Plum Cox said...

Bright, funny, funky - it's great! Thanks for sharing a fabulous quilt and a roaringly good idea!

Barb said...

That is sooo cute!

patty a. said...

TOO CUTE!

Sandra said...

Can't believe I missed this during festival--it is too fun. So cheerful-love it.

Laura said...

Finally a quilt with selvedges that I like!! So adorable!!