Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2



One of my favorite finishes of all time is this quilt I made for when my littlest (19 months) moves into a bed.  I had intended for it to be a long term project since I started it almost a year in advance but at some point I got very motivated and finished it.




Before I began blogging (in February of 2012), I didn't have much of a fabric stash.  But once I started reading and writing about quilting/sewing and sewing more as a result, I began to spend a bit too much time fabric shopping.  For some reason, I bought lots of novelty prints and those accounted for the majority of my stash.  I've since balanced it out and only buy novelty prints that I absolutely love but since I had a good number of fun fabrics, I figured I'd highlight them in the quilt.


I started by fussy cutting the prints and then bordered each of them with Kona snow (and sometimes Kona oyster or similar.)  And then I did another border using a colorful print followed by another border of snow (by this time, I bought a few yards of Kona snow so I was able to stay consistent.)  Then taking the leftover strips of the prints and more of the solid, I improv pieced it together.



I did a loopy FMQ and put together a bright and colorful back as well as a scrappy binding and finished it with several months to spare.




To see the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, click here.

33 comments:

  1. This is still one of my all time favourite quilts. Love every last aspect of it.

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  2. This quilt is so adorable, Beth! I have all the fabric for my son's big boy bed quilt, but I've hesitated to start because it's so far in the future, but looking at your daughter's, I might just change my mind! :)

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  3. I looooove this quilt. Good luck!!

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  4. This quilt is beautiful! I bet it is well loved!

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  5. I love this quilt so much and I am amazed that it's so huge and you finished it. I have a pile of framed i-spy block that never became a quilt.

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  6. It's so pretty! I really like novelty prints too, but it is hard to use them sometimes. You are so on the ball, I still need to make a quilt for my son's big boy bed and he is almost 3.

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  7. Soooo cute! I can't get enough of novelty fabrics, yours are great.

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  8. I fall in love with this quilt more every time I see it - just gorgeous!

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  9. That really is one of the most fantastic quilts I have ever seen, I absolutely love it. Clever you, well done!

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  10. Ooh, I love everything about it! What a great way to use the novelty prints.

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  11. This is a really great quilt. I love how happy and scrappy it is while it still looks so cohesive. Amazing!

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  12. This quilt is amazing. I love how you have used all the different novelty prints.

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  13. I see why it is your favorite. It is awesome.

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  14. This is wonderful and I love the back too :)

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  15. It's a great quilt! So perfect for a little person :-)

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  16. The scrappy binding is my favorite part of this quilt. What a great design to use those novelty prints. I am very fond of buying them myself:)

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  17. I love this one - it looks like a collection of stamps and postcards and wonderful travel memories... very cool.

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  18. Love the randomly framed fussy cuts :o)

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  19. So scrappy and happy!!! And what a fun way to feature all of those novelty prints.

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  20. It's like a wall of lovely pictures - a perfect small person quilt :)

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  21. this quilt is simply stunning. what a treasure - and so special to have all of these fabrics in one happy place. i love this quilt! thank you for sharing!

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  22. This is just lovely. Love all the variety in it.

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  23. Gorgeous! Love all the borders and the way you impoved it together!

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  24. This is so fun and whimsical! I love novelty fabrics and I love what you did with yours!!!

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  25. Such a fantastic quilt - I love it!

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  26. How fun and random is your quilt. I love it's modern touch with whimsical and funky fabrics! Fantastic!

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  27. What a lucky little girl! It is fantastical!

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