Saturday, October 27, 2012

All my favorite quilt-y things quilt!


Here is my entry into this fall's Blogger Quilt Festival.  This is a very recent finish so I haven't even mentioned it on my blog yet.  I chose this quilt because it has so many of my favorite quilt related things all combined into one!


I started by making several different styles of EPP blocks.  This one is the Spring Carnival block from I'm a Ginger Monkey.  Then I took each block, a piece of Kona Snow, and a large piece of batting and just stitched organic lines to attach them all together using 50wt Aurifil in a light silver grey color (is this considered applique?)


I then used the quilt-as-you-go method and made each EPP block the center block of a log cabin using mostly light colors but adding in the occasional pop of color.


Next, I improv pieced them all together (I found QAYG and Improv piecing to be a bit of a tricky combination!)


I also added this little scrappy rainbow of fabrics to the bottom left corner.



I backed it with a wonderfully soft flannel from Amy Butler's Love Collection.  (And yes, I pre-washed the red fabrics - I actually pre-wash all my fabric anyway!)


And then I added just a tiny bit of hand-quilting to each EPP block in a coordinating color (I had to take some of the photos in this post before adding the hand-quilting.)



That's it - almost all of my favorite types of quilting - EPP, QAYG, log cabins, hand-quilting, scrappy fabrics combinations, and rainbows.

Quilt Measurements:  approx. 36 x 38

Special Techniques:  Hand-piecing (EPP) and hand-quilting.

Quilted by:  Me on my home machine and by hand.

Best Category:  Baby Quilt, Scrap Quilt, Home Machine Quilted

My quilt is #315


Amy's Creative Side

Linking to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  There are already over 300 quilts so if you haven't already, go take a look.  And if you are visiting from the Quilt Festival, welcome!

51 comments:

  1. That is so lovely! I love the mix of colours and the variety of neutrals in the background.

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  2. Just love the whole thing--the organic quilting is what grabbed me from the dashboard and made me click to see more. Quite an accomplishment combining all those techniques and loves!

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  3. Oh Beth! It is lovely! Amazing work!

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  4. It's stunning! The quilting, the mixed neutrals, everything really, I just love this quilt!

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  5. Love this!!! You've done a fabulous job combining all your favourites in one quilt - it's beautiful, Beth!

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  6. Very creative. Love the quilting, it really suits the quilt and immediately draws you in.

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  7. Very sweet, I love it! The colourful bit in the border is very fun.

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  8. A very modern sampler! Love it. :) Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  9. So beautiful - love the different EPP blocks, and the quilting is just stunning!

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  10. It's so beautiful! I love the mix of neutrals for the background!

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  11. How cute! Love the way you've quilted this.

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  12. Beth, this is just gorgeous!!! I absolutely love the organic, improv feel of this quilt and the soft colors you used against the scrappy background. You are so incredibly talented, my friend!

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  13. Beth it gorgeous! I love the colorful EPP blocks against the natural background. So beautiful!

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  14. Oh wow, Beth! That is simply stunning. Love every aspect of it.

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  15. this is so gorgeous. I think I need to try this QAYG method everyone keeps talking about. I really can't wrap my brain around it conceptually though! :(

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  16. This is so beautiful, I love it!

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  17. oh, my!!!! I love this quilt, what a fantastic idea, Beth! The quilting is gorgeous, love all the random straight lines, so, so fun!

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  18. Love your fabric choices and the texture of this quilt

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  19. I really love your quilt, the interesting shapes, the colours and especially the quilting.

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  20. Beautiful quilt! Wonderful work. I'm still scared of EPP :/ Also, I'm glad to know I'm not the only pre-washer. I was starting to think I was the only quilter on Earth who prewashed.

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  21. LOVE IT!! Now I see how you can use different blocks without putting them together yet they all look spectacularly different but go so well together. Thanks for showing this and I hope you win.

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  22. All of the layers of off-white and cream in the background really add so much texture to this. Of course I love the EEP blocks you sprinkled through this! Beautiful quilt Beth!

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  23. Such a gorgeous quilt! How fun to incorporate all your favourite quilt techniques into it.

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  24. I love the EPP blocks, such nice shapes and colors!

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  25. Hi Beth. The quilt is lovely. I love the little touches of hand quilting you have added makes it even more visually interesting. I really need to try EPP. Thank so much for hosting the Lets Get Acquainted Link Up too. Gill

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  26. This is gorgeous!! It's such a lovely way to do some of those findly and beautiful things without trying to make an entire quilt out of them - I mean hexagons are adorable, but to make a queen size quilt you're looking at a good year of nothing but hexies... And instead you get to have hexies and more!! I love it! (And I need to stop using exclamation marks. I just really, really, really like this quilt)
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  27. Your EPP quilt is so unique! I usually hand quilt with a neutral thread. What type of thread did you use for the pink accent quilting? It is just the right touch!

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  28. Your quilt looks great! By the way, I think I'm sponsoring one of the prizes for that category so good luck - I hope you win :-)

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  29. I really love this quilt!! It's so very beautiful and such clever design and construction.

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  30. Wow, what a perfectly cozy quilt! I love it. Just found you; following now!

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  31. This is just darling! I am loving the scrappy, low volume background.

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  32. I'm loving those shades of cream, together with the texture of the quilting... beautiful job!

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  33. All your favorite quilty things - how clever and what a way to design a quilt. Great texture!

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  34. Wonderful quilt. I love the soft colors you used.

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  35. This is a really beautiful quilt and I love that it is so you :)

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  36. this is a wonderful quilt! And yeah, i think QAYG and improv would be a bit... tricky :)

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  37. What a great way to showcase your EPP blocks! I love your mixture of neutral colors combined with all that texture from the quilting. Flannel backings are so nice and cozy too. :-)

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  38. It looks amazing! I love the quilting.

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  39. Beth your quilt it beautiful! I love the quilting and all of your favorite EPP blocks!

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  40. What a fun quilt! I especially love the quilting. How great that you pulled so many favorites into one quilt.

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  41. So fantastic! I love that it includes all the things you love! Such great textures and color too.

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  42. Your colors and quilts are amazingly beautiful. I'm new at quilting and
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