Blogger's Quilt Festival Time

It's Blogger's Quilt Festival Time!  Welcome to any visitors hopping over from Amy's Creative Side!
Amy's Creative Side
I'm sharing a quilt that I recently finished after being my longest WIP ever.  During the summer of 2007 my family drove from our home in Ontario through the States to British Columbia with our family of 5.  It seems like almost every little town had a quilt shop so my very enabling husband would stop, I'd hop out, take a quick peak around and pick out a blue and/or yellow fat quarter.
I took a picture of the fabrics with where they were from - turned out to be a very good thing :)
Alisa had given me a Bento Box pattern that year too, so my plan all along was to use the fabrics from our trip with it.  Other projects (including a couple more additions to our family!) kept interrupting any progress and after 5 years I finally finished it!

I love the back!  I made a block from each place (or person) with the fabrics I got there. 

 I quilted it with organic straight lines.  Doesn't that sound way better than not-so-straight and slightly wobbly? ;-

Well...five years later, with that trip a distant memory, it doesn't have quite the exciting factor but it's done just in time for the cooler weather and we can definitely use a "snuggle quilt"!

You can't read the places on the quilt very well on the picture but I'd love to hear if one of these places is "your" quilt shop! 
Fern Hill Gifts and Quilts - South Amana, Iowa
Hamels Fabrics - Chilliwack, British Columbia
Cotton Capers Quilt Shop - Choteau, Montana
Old Alley Quilt Shop - Sherburn, Minnesota
Country Fold & Quiltessentials - Abbotsford, British Columbia
Big Horn Quilts - Greybull, Wyoming
La Grande, Oregon (don't know the shop name)
The Quilt Shop - Custer, South Dakota
Idaho Quiltworks - Buhl, Idaho
Quilters Quarters - Spring Valley, Minnesota
Willow Ridge Crafts - Rock Springs, Wyoming
Heritage Designs - Amana - Iowa

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures: 60″x 60″
Pieced and Quilted by me
Best Categories: Throw Quilt, Two Colour, Home Machine Quilted


  1. So pretty! Love your fabric choices (and that you travelled so far to get them!)

  2. What a great story behind this quilt.

  3. Beautiful quilt! I love the bento box pattern... it's my my "someday" list.

    Jennifer :)

  4. What a great way to remember a trip. I'll have to try that on my husband next time :) The blues and yellows are lovely together.

  5. Yellow and Blue are such a wonderful combination, such a nice memory to collect along the journey.

  6. I love the back, like a little art gallery exhibition.