FALL FESTIVAL week 2!!!

WEEK 2 ~
Link up where anything FALL is welcomed!  So excited to visit everyone.  I got such great inspiration from last week!  Thank you all so much.
This week
there’s
a
GIVEAWAY!
A Boo-licious Giveaway.
ANYONE can enter!
But there’s an extra entry if you link up.
All I ask is that you follow this blog & leave a comment.
Leave a separate comment if you linked up…
tweeting, follow/like This Blessed Nest on FACEBOOK or mentioning it elsewhere gives you another entry.
Just leave me a separate comment for each activity that you choose to do!
Now on with the Festival!!!
I know many of you have been to fairs and or festivals’ exhibits where they feature quilts, right?
Have I ever mentioned that I married into a family of quilters???  As in,
 Fair, Fall Festival Blue Ribbon winners of quilters???  Yep, I did.
We have many quilts in our home.  Many.
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Most are in great condition, others we wouldn’t dare use just for the memory sake & heirloom value of it.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t display them for the art that they truly are…
So, here we go again with an old frame. A $10.99 frame at our local thrift store:
Here’s the  front:
But I was more interested in the back of the frame:
I needed a solid piece so I could attach a quilt & wrap the ends around the frame using upholstery tacks & stripping boards so I wouldn’t damage the quilt.
Which gave us:

Our framed treasured flour sack quilt.
You see, every piece of fabric on this quilt is from flour sacks. One that was made by hand (EVERY stitch) by my husband’s aunt.  This particular quilt is a lap quilt.  Of course we never used it.  But I got the idea from my friend Sarah to hang it over our bed.

So we could see it everyday & feel the love & labor that went into making this work of art.
Just so you could appreciate it a little more, I thought I would also share the chairs his aunt sat in to make this quilt years & years ago.
I figured the best compliment to this flour sack quilt is to make flour sack *like* pillows.  Plus, I think this looks alot more Fall-like then the pink ones I had for Spring & Summer. 
Don’t you think???
Okay, now it’s time to link up!
Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY & leave a separate comment for every activity that you choose to do!
You do NOT have to link up to enter for the giveaway.
Just leave a comment.
p.s.  this bag is brought to you by Bag Full of Posies.
I just listed 2 of these, if anyone wants to buy one right now. ;)
Don’t forget to mix & mingle!
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here & reading my posts! I’ve started truncating my posts, so please click over to read the rest of the story!
THANK YOU!

Comments

  1. Hi Kellie! Thanks for hosting – so happy to have something fall-ish to link up this week! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. P.S. Love love love the halloween bag! Too Cute! Just mentioned on twitter =)

    Fantastic idea for the quilt – what a way to repurpose! Your festival is giving me a jump start on fall =)

  3. Such a cute bag! I am a follower!

  4. I’ll be back as soon as my spray paint dries :)

  5. Kellie,
    You are the hostess with the mostess! What a fun linky party and I love all the layers of Fall going on at our house! The quilt looks fantastic and the pillows complete the warm and inviting look. The bag from your shop is perfect to get into the holiday spirit! Have a fabulous day.

    April

  6. Super cute bag and I’m already a follower!! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi Kellie!

    I am loving your cute fall party! Such fun! Thanks for hosting!!

    xoxo
    Jen

  8. I love your quilt BTW too. Such a fun idea!

    And I follow you :)

    xoxo
    Jen

  9. Thanks for hosting such a festive fall party. It really has inspired me :) Love your flour sack quilt, great idea turning it into wall art, and those pillows are too cute.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments!

  10. Wow…how lucky to have all those family quilts and what a great way to display the lap quilt. I also love your pillows they are pretty spectacular! Thanks for hosting this great party…so many creative women and ideas.

  11. Love the BOO-Bag! Thanks for hosting and so nice to meet you Kellie! So many wonderful ideas at the party and your blog!

    :D Lynda

  12. Those pillows are absolutely the best!! Do you sell them in your Etsy shop? I love the addition of the upholstery tape, too. It adds another layer of detail.
    You are very lucky to have all the heirloom quilts from your family members.
    ~ Sue

  13. What a cute bag! Thanks for holding this Fall Festival too :O)

    I posted a link this week.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  14. I follow you on Facebook now.

    Marie Rhoades @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  15. I follow you on Twitter now & tweeted about your festival/giveaway too!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    http://twitter.com/sallyleebysea

  16. Wow, quilt heaven! I have about five family ones, wish I had a closet that huge to display just the quilts in. Fun party again!

  17. I love all of your quilts, they’re beautiful! And you made those pillows? They’re gorgeous!
    Thanks for hosting the Fall Festival. I’m having fun!

  18. I don’t have any Fall crafts ready yet, but I love that bag. I will still mingle and maybe this will motivate me to get crafting!

  19. I’m loving your blog! I follow you. :)

  20. Now I know what to do with the space above the guest bed! Hope you like this week’s link. I love this whole idea by the way!

  21. How crazy is it that after all this time I only just realised I never started “following you” though I check in every day!

  22. Wow! It looks great! What an awesome idea. : )

  23. Hi Kellie, love your quite idea…. and the giveaway is so cute…. already a follower..and linked up the give away on my blog

    Thanks for hosting this awesome idea I’m so loving this link up.

  24. following on face book now also

  25. Hi Kellie…I’ve been visiting your blog anonymously for some…so excited to see this darling giveaway…consider me officially “linked”…thank you!

  26. I adore that bag. I should most definitely own it since Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday and I’d love it the most.

    ;)

    Love the quilt.. and those stairs get me every time I see them! :-D

  27. And, I follow.. Of course!

  28. Thanks for hosting:). I love this cute bag (love all of them!) Oh and the quilt and pillows? Perfect!

  29. I tweeted! :)

  30. I follow you!

  31. I love how that turned out Kellie! And your pillows?? I die over those. Awesome job all around.

  32. That is a great way to repurpose a quilt. The pillows are wonderful! They could be put just about anywhere in the house. How did you do the “writing”? Is it embroidery, screenprint, stencil? Very cool!

  33. Cute bag! I linked up:)

  34. Yet again, you amaze me. That is a beautiful idea to hang a special quilt above your bed, I love it. And the new pillows, did you make those?

    I linked this week, sorry I didn’t get to last week, busy with the trip. Lovin’ your Fall Festival!

    xo

  35. The boo bag is adorable. I’m a follower and linked to your blog.

  36. Kellie, thanks for hosting the party again! Mega love your beautiful quilt and pillows! Looking forward to clicking every link and to being inspired!

    Jennifer

  37. Hi Kellie! I also *heart* your staircase…and those pumpkins and lil’ mice are to die for! Thanks so very much for the sweet comments you left on my blog…you made me smile!
    I would LOVE to carry your Halloween tote around with me:)
    Happy Day:)
    Theresa

  38. Your hanging quilt is aweseome! Love the idea – I have a quilt made by my grandmother for me as a baby and I havne’t know what to do iwth it – now I do! WOO HOO
    THanks Paula in Idaho

  39. oh how FaBOOlish…I am off to get as many points as I can darling.

  40. Love the bag….saving the earth with such cuteness! Thanks for the opportunity!

    ~Stacey
    csfish@roadrunner.com

  41. I love halloween. Found your blog a few days ago and now I’m a follower! I’m looking forward to see what you have in store next!

  42. Hey Kellie.. Fall Festival is so inspiring! You have motivated me to do my own series of fall entries (even in this 98 degree Louisiana weather) Thanks so much for doing this!! Have a wonderful day. ~Angel

  43. OH.. and I’m going to share you on my Facebook. I would share you on my Twitter page, but Twitter is not very big in this area so I have next to no followers..

  44. You have the cutest bedroom! I also love the quilts. How great to be part of a family of quilters. Your stairs are THE BEST. Love em!
    -FringeGirl

  45. Oh my goodness, your bag could not be cuter!! LOVE!! I linked up, please enter me in your giveaway!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments last week on my entry.

  46. I’m a follower and I linked up!!

  47. I am in, and I am a new follower. I can’t wait till next wednesday to see whats new!!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Great to meet ya.

  48. At Last I have made it to mingle, busy, busy, day. I have been dreaming of getting to this point in my day, I can’t wait to visit everyone and be inspired. As normal you have already inspired me and given me more ideas than I know what to do with. I love you bed, the quilt, the pillows, the chairs…. it is all wonderful and the bag is a cutie. Oh ans the mice, I thought of you the other night when I saw them at Micheals I wondered if you would bring them back out this year, so glad you did. After all my painting is done, I may try to get some.

    Love the party, thanks for having it. Have a great week,

    Cha Cha

  49. Im loving all this fall inspiration!! thanks so much for setting this fun festival up!!

    now following! ;0)

  50. oops..linked up too

  51. Love the BOO bag you made – if I win I’ll give it to my mom, she is crazy about Halloween!

  52. Am I qualified to win that awesome festive bag?

    Think of all of the candy I could put in there when I went trick or treating…haha

  53. Linking up!

  54. I am also a follower!

  55. Kellie, girl!!! What a great idea – Fall Festival! I just linked up. Thanks for the opportunity to celebrate Autumn with new friends and get INSPIRED!

    ~ Jane
    ~ http://www.janiesporch.blogspot.com

  56. I am a Follower now, too! Lovin’ just prowling thru your posts….

    ~ Jane

  57. Um, LOVE your pillows!! I linked up this week-yay!!
    Elise

  58. Oh, I follow also!!
    Elise

  59. I just found your blog, so I started following and perhaps next week I will join the Fall Festival!

  60. I love the hanging quilt and your pillows… Great pumpkins on the chairs… Your posts are always filled with fun…

  61. Hope to win the halloween bag! very cute!

  62. New follower here! I’m looking forward to visiting all of the lovely homes!
    Blessings,
    Teri

  63. Oh, I do love Halloween! My daughter was born on Hallloween morning, and it is the best day for a birthday! Thank you~

  64. I just became a follower – LOVE your blog!

  65. Love the blog and all the cute project ideas!

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