Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Scrappy Entry



Thank you to the ingenious Amy of AmysCreativeSide for organizing the Blogger's Quilt Festival for those of us who cannot attend the Quilt Markets.  A great place to view inspiration around the world right in our own home.  Please be sure to check out the sponsors, rules, and entries.


 
 
This is my entry for the Scrappy Quilt.  I used the Roman Square block - Kona black for half and mixed scraps the other half.  The blocks were then set in a star pattern.
 


I quilted irregular lines with my home machne using using Connecting Threads Pro line for top thread in several colors:  Plum, Lime, Robin Blue, and Grass Green.  Plum thread was use consistantly for the bottom.

 
 
The backing is an RJR fabric called 'Witchy Poo' and an orphan block was used for the label.  Binding is 'Basically Beautiful' by Maywood Studio - black with red and green small dot. Batting used was Hobb's Heirloom 80/20.
 
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
 
Finished quilt measures : 72″x 72″
Special techniques used : paper pieced 
Quilted by : Self on home machine
Best Category : Scrap Quilt
 
Sewingly Yours,

Sharon  

24 comments:

  1. Very nice! I like how the black really makes the string blocks pop!

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  2. Nice Quilt for the Festival. Love the Purple backing!

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  3. Very beautiful Sharon and I love the black it shows off the rest of quilt beautifully.

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  4. Love your scrappy quilt...those bright colors really pop with the Dark. Really admire your machine quilting...the colored thread was a great idea! Lovely quilt...wish you the best!

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  5. Oh, I like this. Black does dress up a scrap quilt and the backing is a great fabric. Superb!

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  6. Great quilt Sharon! You know how I love string quilts.

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  7. I love this amazing quilt....bold and beautiful stars! So glad you entered the festival! Good luck!

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  8. Lovely scrappy quilt. Black makes the colors vibrant.

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  9. Very very cool, Sharon! I love the setting!!!

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  10. That's a very striking quilt and I think the backing works beautifully with it.

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  11. Great scrappy quilt. I love how your setting choice makes a secondary pattern. Well done. I can't wait to vote for it.

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  12. That is a truly wonderful scrap quilt. I like the different quilting threads.

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  13. How fun that is! And the perfect setting for it, too!! :)

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  14. I love string quilts, and that backing!!!! It's one of my favorite prints. I can't tell you how much of that I have bought. Great minds must think alike!! :-)

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  15. What a lovely and unique quilt! Your scraps have become something fabulous!

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  16. So pretty! The black really makes the colors pop and I love the quilting!

    Jennifer :)

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  17. I always liked this quilt, Sharon. Especially the fabric you chose for the backing. Good luck : )

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  18. This turned out so well! Scrap quilts are my favorite, but I especially love the quilting on this one!

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  19. I love it!! I have seen lots of those quilts made with white so your made with black is such a cool thing to look at.It makes those colors just pop!! The quilting is so fun!! Great job honey!!

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  20. Black with brights is my new fav at the moment, so I love what you have done with your scraps.

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  21. Love your scrappy quilt. Hope you are safe and dry.

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  22. The black is such a nice contrast to all your scraps. This quilt is striking!

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  23. That's beautiful, the black really makes those colors shine. It's really stunning. Thanks.

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