Friday, May 13, 2011

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 by Amy'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.  Click here 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.



Amy's Creative Side

22 comments:

  1. This is great! I know they are fun as I have made one as my 2nd quilt!! I love your backing and binding choice! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Totally love this quilt, glad you selected it for the festival! It's so nice to see it again!

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  3. I need to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing - it is beautiful.

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  4. This is very nice! Love all the colors.

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  5. Brilliant! Great use of scraps! I'm still collecting enough scraps to be able to do something significant with! hehe

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  6. At first glance, it looks like a mess - but at closer look it looks beautiful and cozy. Love the fray edge look.

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  7. O this is just lovely, I love scrappy quilts and they are kind of emotional to make for me too because I can identify every scrap! A fab gift for your nephew :-)

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  8. Super cute! I tried making a spider web quilt to use up my scraps, didn't make a dent either, I think they breed over night! hehehe.

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  9. Great job! I do the same thing when I am going through my scraps - remembering where and why I bought them.

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  10. What a fun quilt. I like it a lot. Not a fan of raw edges but this is cute and think I have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing and have a greatvday

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  11. I'm not sure that I would like a raw edge quilt - too many threads for me. But yours is lovely with all your beautiful scraps. And I adore the orange backing.

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  12. Wow - what a scrap collection! Great binding!

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  13. Great quilt! Love the effect created by the raw edge stitching. Great combination of fabrics!

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  14. What a fun quilt! I think I need to give this a try - thanks for the tutorial :-)

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  15. I love your quilt! I'm adding this to my to do list!

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  16. Gorgeous and fun - thanks for sharing.

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  17. It is so pretty and I thought about doing one of these for the same reason but you just totally burst my bubble! LOL - well, maybe not completely, I might still do one because they look like they come together quickly. do they?

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  18. Thanks for sharing your process - your quilt is truly wonderful. AND it makes a great scrap buster!

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  19. I love this quilt! What a great way to use your scraps!

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  20. Wow it's great. What a cool way to use fabric scraps. Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. This is so pretty. I guess you'll have to make lots more of these quilts to use up some scraps. I bet you can find lots of people to be willing to take them off your hands. It's beautiful!

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