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?!?

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  • Cate

    April 17, 2009 at 6:59 am | Reply

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

  • bear

    April 17, 2009 at 7:25 am | Reply

    Happy Birthday, Alissa!

  • Sarah

    April 17, 2009 at 8:09 am | Reply

    Love the quilt…and the wall art. :)

  • Lisa

    April 17, 2009 at 8:18 am | Reply

    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.

  • rachel

    April 17, 2009 at 8:51 am | Reply

    oh i love this quilt.

  • jacquie

    April 17, 2009 at 9:57 am | Reply

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

  • Rebekah

    April 17, 2009 at 10:08 am | Reply

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

  • Allison

    April 17, 2009 at 10:11 am | Reply

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

  • amanda

    April 17, 2009 at 10:32 am | Reply

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

  • anina

    April 17, 2009 at 10:34 am | Reply

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

  • LIfe a Colorful Life

    April 17, 2009 at 10:34 am | Reply

    I love both quilts, and what a beautiful room.

  • Ruthcrafts

    April 17, 2009 at 10:50 am | Reply

    Happy birthday! I love that wall sooo much :)

  • katie

    April 17, 2009 at 10:58 am | Reply

    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!!

  • Cate

    April 17, 2009 at 11:11 am | Reply

    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:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=23807185

    and the artwork was on Tiny Showcase a while back:
    http://www.tinyshowcase.com/artwork.php?id=1103

  • Maggie

    April 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Reply

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

  • andi

    April 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Reply

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

  • jodie

    April 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Reply

    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?

  • Natalie

    April 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Reply

    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!

  • katie

    April 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Reply

    happy, happy birthday! have a great day.

  • staci

    April 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Reply

    Have a very happy birthday!

  • Zonnah

    April 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Reply

    Love the quilt, and your brown wall!

  • Viv

    April 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Reply

    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.

  • Terriaw

    April 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Reply

    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!

  • ilovebabyquilts.blogspot.com

    April 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Reply

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

  • Rita

    April 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Reply

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

  • Jocelyn

    April 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Reply

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

  • kerri

    April 17, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Reply

    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!! :)

  • Carol

    April 17, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Reply

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

  • Melody

    April 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Reply

    Happy BGirthday! Love your quilts.

  • Robin

    April 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Reply

    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! :)

  • Tacha

    April 18, 2009 at 3:27 am | Reply

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

  • willy-nilly

    April 18, 2009 at 3:57 am | Reply

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

  • Charlie

    April 18, 2009 at 4:05 am | Reply

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

  • amandajean

    April 18, 2009 at 6:54 am | Reply

    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.)

  • Janet Brady

    April 18, 2009 at 8:10 am | Reply

    Great use of fussy cutting. Love those mermaids!

  • edeenut

    April 18, 2009 at 9:17 am | Reply

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

  • Penny G

    April 18, 2009 at 10:20 am | Reply

    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.

  • Karen

    April 18, 2009 at 11:33 am | Reply

    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.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    April 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Reply

    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 :)

  • nicolette

    April 18, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Reply

    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!

  • The quilt rat

    April 19, 2009 at 4:08 am | Reply

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

  • Stephanie D

    April 19, 2009 at 4:47 am | Reply

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

  • Dolores Sedore

    April 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Reply

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

  • coloradolady

    April 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Reply

    This is beautiful. I love the colors.

  • Kim

    April 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Reply

    Looks great! The room looks fabulous too!

  • Casey

    April 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Reply

    they are both really great! Happy Birthday

  • Peg

    April 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Reply

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

  • Adria

    April 20, 2009 at 2:35 am | Reply

    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!

  • Ariane

    April 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Reply

    Both quilts are beautiful. Great job!

  • Mandy

    April 23, 2009 at 9:28 am | Reply

    Lovely quilt – the blocks are fascinating.

  • Danielle

    April 27, 2009 at 6:26 am | Reply

    I love both quilts! It’s so hard to choose a favorite!!!!

  • rashida khanbhai

    June 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Reply

    I like your quilt. It looks very classy with the contemprary colour scheme.

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