Bloggers’ Quilt Fest: Voting Time

Just wanted to pop by and remind everyone that voting is going on RIGHT NOW over at the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! I have two quilts entered this year: Donkey-ing Around and Golddigger.

Donkey-ing Around is up for:
Best Wall Hanging
Best Hand-Quilted
Best Quilt Photographer (what the hey!)


Golddigger is up for:
Best Appliqué
Best Two-Color


I have gotten so many wonderful comments and I thank you all! Keep spreading the love and turn those hearts red!!
Voting is open until Thursday!!!.


Bloggers’ Quilt Festival: Donkey-ing Around

Welcome to all visitors from BQF!! It has been very quiet around here, but please, take a look around!!!

This year, I am entering Donkey-ing Around:


Donkeying-ing Around was completed for my 4-H show in July. The doll baby of a donkey's name is Stretch, lovingly called that because his legs are about 4inches longer than planned. Stretch is made of about 273 2" squares out of Honey Honey by Kate Spain for Moda. He is minimally hand quilted at a diagonal, every other square.

I absolutely love this quilt! ( And that’s the most important thing.)

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Stats:
Name: Donkey-ing Around
Size: 26″ x 24″
Techniques Used: piecing, hand-quilting
Quilted by: Me (Inès)
Best Category: wall hanging, hand-quilted, quilt photographer

More on Donkey-ing Around can be found here!

All votes are appreciated!! Hop over to Amy’s to check out some more awesome quilts, or stay right here and have a look around!

Its an Early {BQF} Voting Day!

If politics aren’t your thing, stop on over to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and vote on quilts! Now that’s my style!
So nominations are up and *insert sad face here* I didn’t get any nominations. But I wont hold any grudges. Every quilt nominated is absolutely gorgeous! Be sure to stop by and support all the beautiful quilts, I did!
After weeks of being MIA, my blue thread that I was quilting my Orange Quilt with finally turned up. Apparently, my devil kitten Lady Marie batted it under my trashcan. I cannot leave anything on my sewing table or it will turn up missing! Lady Marie has the sewing bug too!
I can now commence my hand quilting! I got a new, special quilting needle and everything is going a lot smoother…er, straighter.

I’m making a lot of progress. I think I’m over half done but I haven’t done any official counting. I also have to rip out a bunch of stitches… Maybe I’ll be done by January?!?

I laugh whenever I think that this was originally for an acquaintance and I was planning on giving her this quilt in the beginning of September… A little off deadline, dont’cha think?
So this quilt is this week’s project…And maybe I’ll work on my hexies again, which I haven’t touched in a couple weeks. When did all these WIPs pile up??

So what is this week’s project for you?


These past couple of day I have been stalking- err, I mean following Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival. OMiGosh! There are over 600 (628 to be exact) amazing, magnificent, gorgeous, perfect, all around beautiful quilts entered! Six Hundred!! And to think, mine is just one of those…

There she is, #388 Butterfly Path.

Nominations began today and will last until Sunday (Nov. 4th). Everyone gets one vote, even if you didn’t enter a quilt. To vote, all you have to do is click on the star above the quilt you like. Careful, no going back once you’ve voted! After the nominations are made, Miss Amy will announce the top five quilts in each category.

So, my dear friends, if you have a moment to spare, hop on over to Amy’s and support #388 Inès @ Thready Bear! (Does that make me seem desperate? I’m just doing it for the fun of it but, hey, I’m a competitive person!)

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry

So, for the heck of it I decided to enter Butterfly Path into this fall’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Here we go…..!


Welcome all ye Festival goers! I present to you Butterfly Path!
I started this quilt in June 2012 to put in my county fair’s quilt show. We won the creativity award! Anyway, she was made using the collection Papillion by 3 Sisters for Moda. She is quilted stitch in the ditch style (BTW, this is my very first quilted that was actually “quilted”). She’s my baby.


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 42″ X 57″
Special techniques used : Chevron pattern w/o triangles
Quilted by : Me (Inès)
Best Category: Throw quilt, Home Machine Quilted quilt, Quilt Photographer