Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My entry for the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival is my "I'm a Maverick Star"I love this quilt for so many reasons. First I loved making it. It was mindless healing sewing for me at a time when I really needed it. Second I love it's scrappiness. Scrappy quilts are my favorite kind of quilts. You just can't go wrong with a scrappy quilt. All the fabrics and memories sewn together into a fabric hug. And this actually made a small dent in my scraps. In fact, I used up all my precut 2 1/2" light colored squares. And finally I love that I know it is making someone very happy. I made it for an eight year old little boy with spina bifada. I wanted him to have something he could take with him when he had to go to the hospital for surgeries and treatments. He was so happy when I gave it to him. He has decorated his whole room around it. He is an inspiration. A true Maverick Star.
Now head on over to Amy's to see all the other Quilt Festival entries.

38 comments:

  1. I love your scrappy star quilt. It's beautiful and how special you made it for a special little boy. Giving quilts away is little wrapping them in a warm hug. :)

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  2. It is a beautiful quilt and it sounds like it has the perfect owner. What a thrill to see him so pleased with it.

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  3. You have a talent for putting scraps together to look great! I'm sure the owner loves it:)

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  4. Em! This quilt is fabulous!

    I have never made a scrappy quilt, but I love looking at all the great ideas you have. They are very inspiring.

    ~ Meagan

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  5. Very pretty quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love this quilt too! I thought I recognized it from the bunch this morning!! Great story!

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  7. Bright and cheery. Quilts give so much comfort to the maker and the receiver.

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  8. LOVE....yes...my favorite is scrappy too...oh especially this beauty you have here!!!!

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  9. I love this quilt!!! Scrappy quilts are my favorite too! They make me happy. I just love how they look with all the different fabrics working together. It is so nice that you shared this one with a little boy! It makes it all the more precious!!! Hugs. Ariane

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  10. Maverick stars are one of my favorite blocks, I love the scrappy look!

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  11. Fantastic quilt. I clicked on it to make it larger and then became obsessed about how green and neat your neighbour over the road's lawn looked!!!

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  12. A great quilt and a wonderful story behind it....

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  13. I love this quilt, Emily! It has such a great story....

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  14. Hi E.
    This is a great use of your scraps.
    I love this star and am inspired to make it too.
    The colours work so well together.
    Great use of the strips in the border.
    What a generous gift for that young boy!!

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  15. First of all, this is a wonderful quilt with a special story!!! I love your bright stars. This is a very fun and happy quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. A fun and generous gift. It has got to be helping him a lot.

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  17. What an wonderful story, and a beautiful quilt.

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  18. Beautiful quilt. And it is living with just the right boy. Wonderful.

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  19. Oh how I love this quilt - I need to make some of these stars! I'm so glad that little boy liked it, I'm sure it continues to cheer him up - it's a very happy quilt!

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  20. Awesome quilt for all the reasons you listed and so many more !
    Bless your big heart !

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  21. I love this quilt because of all those wonderful scraps used to make it. Its fantastic.

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  22. What a fun quilt Emily! I love the bright colours - perfect for those special "scraps".

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  23. totally love the scrappy stars! love!

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  24. Love your scrappy stars! Thank you for sharing this great quilt.

    SheilaC

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  25. This is a great scrap buster quilt -- beautiful collection of stars.

    Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

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  26. Thank you for sharing your maverick star quilt and young man!

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  27. Lovely quilt! Love your blog header. :)

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  28. It is so pretty! I love the scrappiness of it, and I love that you gave it to a little boy who needed it. Great job on this one!

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  29. this is so gorgeous....i want so much to make myself a stars quilt like this

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  30. So beautiful; I love the scrappy quilts! You did a great job!

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  31. Maverick Star is wonderful - but even more wonderful is the young man who got it. blessings, marlene

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  32. You make beautiful scrap quilts Em- I do like this maverick star pattern and you have made one that looks glorious like the sky.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  33. Ack! I love this! You did a great job!

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  34. I'd been watching the maverick stars on block lotto, and couldn't see what anyone would do with them, but now I'm inspired to have a go too, a wonderful quilt, and a very kind gift from you to a boy who obviously appreciates it :-)

    Benta

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  35. what a marvelous quilt and what a kind thing to give it to your little friend. how great he loves it so well and finds comfort with it! thanks for sharing. love those stars. have a great day

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