Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring 2011 Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hi everyone! Yes, I'm still alive! I'm just now able to have some time for quilting. Jake just turned 1 on Cinco de Mayo! I don't have any current finished projects, but I want to participate in the 2011 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival:



I want to showcase the quilt I made for my niece, Kayla. It's special to me because of the technique & the fact that this is the book that inspired me to get into quilting. It was refreshing to see a modering take on quilting vs. the "grandma" uber-traditional ones I was used to.

The pattern is from Spectacular Scraps & the whole idea is to make a scrap quilt from 2 color families from half-square triangles. First you see the overall design of the quilt, then your eye is drawn in to all the different fabrics. It's so fun to do! I love scrap quilts! This one is made in hot pinks & blacks.

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I'm currently working on a light blue and chocolate brown quilt like this for my friend Ginger, who is expecting a baby boy, Sebastian. I'll post that one after I give it to her. I only have until 6/5/11, so I have to hurry!

Make sure you go check out the rest of the quilt festival here. It so fun to see all the different kinds of quilts out there & get inspiration.

15 comments:

  1. you have me sold with the polka dots and zigzag design---OH HOW I am going to do one of these as soon as I get everyone else's things sewed:)

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  2. I love pink, I love black and I love poka dot. So that means I love your quilt.

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  3. Heehee! Thanks ladies! I love the randomness of these!

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  4. Love this pattern and it is on my to do list. Your quilt is so vibrant and the colors great.

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  5. Love everything about this quilt. The color choices are perfect. And the way you incorporate the fabrics with dots as the background fabric.

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  6. Love the pink/black-grey colourway and the zigzag design. Lovely quilt!

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  7. Those colors are so cool! I love your pattern and what a lucky little girl to get to romp around on it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  8. Love this combination of colors and design! makes me think of Good N Plenty candy - yummy!

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  9. This is such a perfect combo for a girl, It will still be awesome when she is older!
    The blue and brown one sounds great too, I love that combo!

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  10. It is very pretty and eye-catching.

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  11. I think black was a great choice. I really like seeing black in quilts.

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  12. Very pretty - love the movement in this!

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  13. I have that book too. I have made a brown and blue version, and on and off over the past couple of years have been working on the black and purple one that is in the book. (All the half square triangles are made). Your quilt is lovely.

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  14. Gorgeous quilt! I love the pink and black...very pretty! Sounds like a quilt I will have to try!

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