My favorite quilt.

Amy over at Park City Girl is having an online quilt festival.  What a fun idea, right?  Thought I would join in!

I am going to go ahead and stretch the boundaries and say that my favorite quilt that I’ve ever made is in my future!  It’s the next quilt.  And then the one after that!  I hope to always grow and change and push myself as a quilter, so my favorite quilt is still in my brain!

To me, it will be the perfect combination of these two quilts:

Flora & Fauna Quilt

Land & Sea Quilt

I’m in love with the wonkiness of the top blocks, but the colors of the bottom quilt.

Could it be that this is the beginning of my all time favorite quilt??

Block Beginnings

Even if this is the start of it, I hope that once it’s done, the next one I dream up becomes my new favorite quilt.  That way I’ll always love the quilts I’m working on!

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends! It’s my birthday tomorrow, so I have some sewing in the plans! What else would a girl want to do on her birthday?!?

52 Responses to “My favorite quilt.”

  1. Cate April 17, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    I hope you have more than just sewing planned for your birthday! A dinner out on the town perhaps? Happy early birthday!

  2. bear April 17, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    Happy Birthday, Alissa!

  3. Sarah April 17, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    Love the quilt…and the wall art. :)

  4. Lisa April 17, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    Happy Birthday!

    My favorite is the top one! I think- they are both pretty and I like the solids in the new one.

    I also love your wall art and pretty dark brown walls. I used to work second shift and I painted my bedroom walls dark brown. I slept so well in that room.

  5. rachel April 17, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    oh i love this quilt.

  6. jacquie April 17, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    what a wonderful way to look at it. Happy, happy birthday!!!!

  7. Rebekah April 17, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Beautiful! I really love the brown room with the branch on the wall too

  8. Allison April 17, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    Happy Birthday!!! Get some sewing time in for me too while your at it! Have a great one -Allison

  9. amanda April 17, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    happy birthday! and I hope you will get some sewing related gifts too :)

  10. anina April 17, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    Lovely quilts! I can’t wait to see your favorite, favorite quilt.
    Have a wonderful birthday!

  11. LIfe a Colorful Life April 17, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    I love both quilts, and what a beautiful room.

  12. Ruthcrafts April 17, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    Happy birthday! I love that wall sooo much :)

  13. katie April 17, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    love the quilts! And a very Happy Birthday to you!! my best friend’s birthday is also tomorrow and mine is next Sat. I love april birthdays!!

  14. Cate April 17, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    I’m happy everyone likes the room Alissa’s beautiful quilt lives in! As her twin sister I’m lucky to enjoy her wonderful talents firsthand.

    I got the wall decal on Etsy here:

    and the artwork was on Tiny Showcase a while back:

  15. Maggie April 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    I’ve admired both of these quilts before. Both of them demonstrate colour mastery.

  16. andi April 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
    Really love your work.
    Happy birthday!!!!
    Andi :-)

  17. jodie April 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    I love the quilt that is living at your sister’s house, great job!! Can I ask, where did she get the wall branches from , I love that?

  18. Natalie April 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Hope you have a very happy birthday! Your quilts are gorgeous! I too am always thinking about whats next, whats new…So, I look forward to what everyone else has to show! Keep up the good work!

  19. katie April 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    happy, happy birthday! have a great day.

  20. staci April 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Have a very happy birthday!

  21. Zonnah April 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    Love the quilt, and your brown wall!

  22. Viv April 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day. I love both the quilts above (specially the top one), and looks like the new one is going to be a stunner as well.

  23. Terriaw April 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    The two quilts you featured for us are lovely. I am with you in that my favorite quilt is usually the one I’m working on right now, or the one I’m dreaming about making. Always so many project sin the works!

    Hope you have a happy birthday!

  24. April 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Happy Birthday! I always love all your fabrics, we have the exact same taste.

  25. Rita April 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    Love all of your work Alissa! You are truly an inspiration. Thanks!

  26. Jocelyn April 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    Happy Birthday. These are great quilt projects. Cool colors too.

  27. kerri April 17, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    those two are very lovely!! i like your thought of always striving for your favorite to be your next. that keeps your whole heart into each one!! thanks for sharing your thoughts!! :)

  28. Carol April 17, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Have a great Birthday!!! And sew to your hearts content! I’m excited to see what you’ll come up with next.

  29. Melody April 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    Happy BGirthday! Love your quilts.

  30. Robin April 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Both quilts are beautiful! And I love your sentiment that the next quilt is the favorite. That’s awesome. Thanks so much for sharing and happy birthday! :)

  31. Tacha April 18, 2009 at 3:27 am #

    Definitely agree that my favourite quilt is the one knocking around in my head waiting to take form.

  32. willy-nilly April 18, 2009 at 3:57 am #

    I knew for some reason you were going to have that quilt as your favorite! Have a wonderful birthday!

  33. Charlie April 18, 2009 at 4:05 am #

    Love these quilts. I should make me one they look very fresh, mod and easy.

  34. amandajean April 18, 2009 at 6:54 am #

    i LOVE your answer to this question. :) hope you have a FANTASTIC birthday! (would you send me your address? i’d like to send you a little gift.)

  35. Janet Brady April 18, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    Great use of fussy cutting. Love those mermaids!

  36. edeenut April 18, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    I always love looking at your blog and your quilts. These two are great and favorites as well.

  37. Penny G April 18, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Ilove the color choices and the great simplicity of line. If I were out taking pictures it would definitely be a choice. Line and color make me stop to enjoy.

  38. Karen April 18, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    there is something about this pattern that I love! I have seen it scattered all over the world on quilt blogs. It looks old fashion but yet modern if you know what I mean.

  39. Amy @ parkcitygirl April 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    I’m the same way! My favorite is the one that I just bought fabric for last night! LOL I hope that you are having a fabulous birthday :)

  40. nicolette April 18, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    I think you’re so right. My favourite quilt is still in my head too!
    I love both your quilts and a combo of both will be stunning!

  41. The quilt rat April 19, 2009 at 4:08 am #

    Happy Birthday! I Absolutely love that first one. Great use of colour and contrast. Enjoy the festival

  42. Stephanie D April 19, 2009 at 4:47 am #

    From the looks of it, your next quilt will be a real beauty! Happy Birthday!

  43. Dolores Sedore April 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!! I really like the quilts and I see there is another one in the future? Great job and have a wonderful day.

  44. coloradolady April 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    This is beautiful. I love the colors.

  45. Kim April 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Looks great! The room looks fabulous too!

  46. Casey April 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    they are both really great! Happy Birthday

  47. Peg April 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    I love the fabrics you’ve chosen. We all have a “next” favorite, I think. Happy Birthday!

  48. Adria April 20, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    This quilt is sooo my style! great fabrics used! I have like all of those in my stash as well! I really am lovin’ this quilt!

  49. Ariane April 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    Both quilts are beautiful. Great job!

  50. Mandy April 23, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Lovely quilt – the blocks are fascinating.

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