Amy's Creative Side, Blogger's Quilt Festival May 2011
I've been counting down the days until the Spring 2011 Quilt Festival starts that is hosted byAmy's Creative Side. I discovered it last year and enjoyed looking at all the creativity of so many people who quilt. Above is my entry. I just finished it last weekend and did a full post on it then too. Clickhere to see the original post. I made this quilt as a wedding present for my nephew and his soon to be wife. I have such a large collection of scraps that I wanted to find a way to use my colorful scraps and not purchase more material (just to end up with even more scraps!). I thought making this quilt would put a dent in my scrap pile, but it did not! Guess I will be making many more quilts like this in the future. This quilt is special to me because as I was sewing on the many small pieces to their quilt blocks, it brought back so many memories of what those scraps came from. They came from previous quilt projects or decorated onesies or baby changing pads, burp cloths or taggies. I have a story for each scrap of fabric! I taught myself a new technique while making this quilt since I quilted the blocks as I progressed through the project and then attached my backing with a few zig zag seams. I used the same orange plaid for the binding so I could carry the colors in the plaid to the front of the quilt. I love using the raw edge technique. It does require a lot of thread clipping after washing the quilt, but well worth the extra work!
Click here to get to my original post where I give a tutorial on how to make this raw edge mosaic tile quilt.