Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival-- Fall 2009

After participating in the first Bloggers Quilt Festival back in the Spring, and finding so much amazing inspiration from everyone's entries-- I knew I wanted to participate in the Fall one as well! If you haven't heard about it, or want to participate, check out the link below.


So I know I chose a bargello for the Spring festival too, but this is another one of the few quilts that I have designed myself, and I feel pretty proud of what I put together.

Forest Lights Bargello front view
Our friends Ryan and Kristi got married in June 2003. Of course, I had to make a quilt for them! They both have a love for the outdoors, so Keith (my husband) and I thought that earthy colors inspired by nature would be perfect. Keith helped me pick out fabrics, and we found ourselves gravitating towards greens and browns and some pretty oranges and blues. The palette made me think of sunlight coming down through a canopy of trees. And so it was named, "Forest Lights Bargello."

Forest Lights Bargello quilting detail 1
I quilted the center with waves following along the curves of the design. What I really love though is the borders. It looks like bark, and I just love it!

Forst Lights Bargello quilting detail 2
And here's the label.

Forest Lights Bargello label
I know it's hard to see (a mix of my poor photographic skills and an old camera). The label reads:
"Forest Lights Bargello"
For: Ryan and Kristi
May love help light your way in your new life together...
Care: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry or tumble dry low.
Created by: Robin Zaback, June 2003.
The best part of this quilt experience for me was giving it to them. They really, truly seemed to love it. And they use it! Knowing that makes me so happy.

Many thanks to the fabulous Park City Girl, Amy, for putting this fabulous event together. You rock, Amy! And especially, thanks to all of you who are participating-- sharing your quilts and stories, reading the stories of others, and offering all sorts of fabulous inspiration. Thanks so much for taking time to visit here!

27 comments:

  1. Love it. Love it. Love it. A wonderful bargello design.

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  2. You are so talented and always amaze me :)

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  3. Wow! This must have been a huge undertaking.

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  4. Beautiful design and I'm glad you showed a close up because the fabrics are really lovely!

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  5. What a lovely gift to give your friends. The sentiment on the label is just perfect!

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  6. Now that's a wow quilt, I love the colours that go so well with the theme, you captured it beautifully. I just love that the recipients use it, hooray.

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  7. It is totally gorgeous!
    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  8. couldn't catch my breath when I saw it. I'm a little shy of bargellos but you've inspired me

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  9. That is amazing!
    Not my usual colours but I love it!!!

    Awesome work :)

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  10. Jaw dropping quilt. Lucky friends to receive this as a gift.

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  11. Excellent work on your Bargello, your corners line up just perfectly. Your handwriting on your label is beautiful.

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  12. Wow! What a neat quilt, love the unusual layout. The colours in the close-up photo are just lovely!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt. I love the bargello design and one of these days I am going to make a bargello quilt.

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  14. Wonderful quilt Robin. I love the colors.

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  15. What a wonderful gift. I love it that hubby got involved in the process.

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  16. WONDERFUL color choices! It sparkles, so alive. I kept looking at it. I'm not usually "into" bargello, but your quilt has proved me wrong. Great job! What a special gift.

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  17. A wonderful design. I love these quilts!

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  18. That is a truly gorgeous bargello design. Love the colours!

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  19. Great wedding gift. Lucky friends. Love the Bargello design. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. WOW!!
    guess that says how I like it (grins)

    Beth in Dallas

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  21. What a terrific bargello quilt- I love creating bargello quilts- you can make such fantastic designs.
    I love your earth colors and bark border.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt- so pretty- I am sure your friends really treasure it.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  22. This is beautiful! Wow...I am just amazed. What a very special gift for your friends.

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  23. this is gorgeous!! I love the design and color fuse.

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  24. Woww. Your friends must have loved that quilt, it is amazing

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