Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival - Scrappy

I've selected this recent finish of mine to enter in the Scrappy category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival...my version of the APQ's Go 4 It QAL and it is quite scrappy. I lost count but there are over 100 different fabrics in this quilt. The pattern for Go 4 It appeared in the April 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.


My version finishes at around 86" square...a generously sized quilt for my full size bed. Now I had seen some sneak peeks of this quilt before I jumped in, and I made some assumptions about the size of the blocks... I assumed they were 12" blocks, not so. In the pattern they are 6" blocks...oh my goodness... I was going to have to make a bajillion blocks and I knew my that short attention span would never last long enough to finish. Soooooooooo.... I compromised and  sized the blocks up to finish 9" and I still needed a boat load of blocks...but I got it done!

This was a fun quilt to make... all of the tone on tones came from my stash and  I was able to vastly expand my stash of  "low volume" prints for the background. Now my friends tell me that  my choice of "low volume" tends to be a bit noisier than most people...I gravitate toward the novelty and bright ones.  Among my "low volume" prints you'll find flowers, leaves, snails (they are stinking cute), text prints and snaps for example.



Of course there are lots of dotty prints and do you see that red toile in the middle?  Reminds me of illustrations in my first grade reading book...not Dick and Jane but John and Mary and Judy... I went to parochial school.... scarred for life LOL!




And here is a close up of my favorite block in the whole quilt...



adorable little chickens paired with yellow hearts...sigh... just perfect, dontcha think? LOL


For the borders and the binding I used randomly sized pieces of the "low volume" prints. My long arm quilter frosted this quilt with a Baptist fan panto... I think it fits perfectly with the feel of this quilt.


And I was quite pleased when Big Dude gave it his seal of approval!



I'd like to thank Amy Ellis from Amy's Creative Side for putting together another wonderful Blogger's Quilt Festival ... so many wonderful quilts to see and new blogs to explore. Feel free to poke around here if you have a minute...I'm into lots of different things...cross stitch and knitting and decorating along with quilting... anything fun to avoid cleaning and cooking.

happy stitching-
carol fun


AmysCreativeSide.com

17 comments:

  1. So many lines of color. My eyes are darting every which way!

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  2. Great quilt. There's nothing wrong in having 'noisy' low volume fabrics. I love the description of them

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  3. Beautiful quilt--Love those cutie chicks and hearts! Good luck Hugs, Julierose

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  4. Very awesome work! Love your favorite block!

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  5. This is so festive and fun!! I love that all your low volume prints still have color so the light background still has a color wash feel. Great quilt!

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  6. This is such a fun quilt. It's so bright and happy, and what a great way to use scraps!

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  7. What a wonderful quilt!! It is fun to get a close up of all the little squares!! How do you plan to use this quilt?

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  8. I dog eared this one to make in the future too. I love your thinking in re fabrics! Just my style. I like quilts with lots of surprises. How fun!

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  9. I love the light bright feel of this quilt! Kinda what I may have in mind for my leaders/enders that are accumulating! Surely you added the wee chicks from "Pot Luck" to your stash? And is Fun really your last name? Jealous!!!! :)

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  10. So bright and beautiful. I love it.

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  11. Neat quilt. So simple, but I love how you put it all together. It looks great close up and from afar. Nice work.

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  12. This is awesome! So many tiny 4 patches.

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  13. Good luck in the voting! I sent a vote your way. :D I have a quilt entered in the hand quilted category, but it too is scrappy, so I had to decide which category to go with. This is my first involvement with this quilt festival: I'm having lots of fun.

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  14. Congratulations! Beautiful quilt!

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