Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: High School Musical Quilt

I'm so excited to be participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy's Creative Side. The Blogger's Quilt Festival is an on-line tour of quilters in action. It is open to everyone with a blog and a love of quilting. If you'd like to participate, you can find more information here.

And now, without further ado, my Festival Quilt. Click on the image for a closer look.

Last summer my daughter, who was seven at the time, asked me to make a High School Musical quilt for her. I had her draw up a design of the quilt she wanted and we worked together to pick fabrics and put the quilt together. This is my first time participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival so I wasn't sure how much to include in my post. I'm going for less is more so I've included links to all of the pictures at the bottom of this post and you can also check out my original post. I'll leave you with my LadyBug and her finished quilt. She picked the checkered fabric for the pillowcase because she said that it would 'coordinate' with the checkerboard in the quilt. Quilter in training? Judge for yourself. She's already picking up the lingo.

We're All in This Together
-High School Musical

We're all in this together / Once we know / That we are / We're all stars / And we see that / We're all in this together / And it shows / When we stand / Hand in hand / Make our dreams come true

We're all in this together / When we reach / We can fly / Know inside / We can make it / We're all in this together / Once we see / There's a chance / That we have / And we take it

LadyBug's Design
Sashing & Border Fabrics
Checkerboard Fabrics
East High School applique letters
Finished Quilt Top
Quilting Details:
Getcha' head in the game
We're all in this together
Musical Score
Music notes quilting detail
Basketballs, hoops and loops quilting detail


Michelle said...

How cool is that? Not only a lovely quilt, but the experience of working on with your daughter makes it extra special. And she's right, the checkerboard fabric in her pillowcase coordinates perfectly with her quilt. Awesome work!

Kristen said...

I love it! It's so much fun to make something special for them. It's completely worth the time spent! What a cutie!

Sandra said...

What a great time capsule quilt. I hope it has a label with all that information on it.
Sandra Starley
AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser

Come see my latest challenge quilt & its 1890 cheddar star original

and my 1890 pink blazing star antique

Shay said...

Cute as a button! And so is the quilt.

Elizabeth, You are seriously talented.

Amber said...

Elizabeth. . . . I found your blog and I love it! I had no idea that you were such a quilter! I have recently found one more expensive hobby and have loved quilting! Keep the projects coming -- Amber Ostler

(my blog doesn't have half the projects that yours does, but check it out if you want. . . I will sometimes post pictures of my beginning quilting projects!)

-- also, I can't believe how big your kids are getting! :)

Carol said...

That turned out well and your daughter looks thrilled.

SarahB said...

What a fun quilt for your daughter! I love that photo of her using the quilt - you can tell she loves it!

Vicki said...

awesome! it looks great!

Miri said...

Adorable and how very clever of you! Fantastic quilt!

geni said...

What a lovely and bright quilter trainee daughter under a lovely quilt!
Beautiful done!

Thank you for visiting my festival entry Zoran's Memories

Alexis said...

That is awesome! What a wonderful collaborative project to make with your daughter!

Wanda said...

Well Ladybug is so cute wrapped in her quilt. I really like that quilt... even more than when I first saw it. Ladybug created a very good design! I like it. I like it. I like it.

Karen said...

What a fabulous quilt.

Kathy said...

How wonderful that you and your daughter were able to collaborate so well on a quilt she appears to love! I checked out her sketch and I see she is really a strong design partner. Good for her!

SewCalGal said...

Wonderful quilt. Just delightful!


Randi said...

How cool that your daughter got involved with you in the project! She looks so happy snuggling in that picture.

Eileen said...

cute idea and execution of a quilt! one of my children's best friend went to brazil also on her mission. and a young man in our ward is there now. thanks for sharing the quilt and picture of your adorable little girl wrapped in it. i love ladybugs--name of my blog is ladybug lovelies--come visit if you get a chance