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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Fall Festival 2012

Amy Friend at made During Quiet Time is having a fantastic Bloggers Quilt Fall Festival!!! 
I am entering this Baby Crazy Quilt.

An excellent tutorial on how to make scrappy quilt blocks was featured on a blog I enjoy called The Girl Who Quilts,   I had always wanted to try a scrap block and was inspired.  I decided it was the perfect block to use in a quilt for our daughters' annual school benefit.  This quilt will go into a basket in the category of "baby".  The top was constructed using all scraps I had in my stash. I am new to scrap quilting and have really been focusing this year on using scraps in my quilt projects.  One main criteria I had for myself is that I wanted color options that would allow this quilt to grow with a child and not be packed away once the "baby" stage of life was over.  I thought primary colors would be a perfect choice allowing it to be used from infancy to a tv quilt for all ages.  I call it a grow with me quilt.
 I quilted this quilt on my Pfaff creative 7560 at home.  This was the first time I used free motion quilting on a quilt and learned a lot from this experience.  I look forward to improving my technique and advancing my skills as I use this method on future quilts.

Bloggers Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished quilt measures: 35 1/2" x 52
Special techniques used: paper piecing
Quilted by: me on my home machine using FMQ
Best category: Favorite Baby Quilt, Favorite Scrap Quilt, Favorite Quilt Photographer


Click on this link to view literally hundreds of amazing quilts linked to this festival!
Amy's Creative Side

12 comments:

sonia said...

It's beautiful! Congrats!

Carolyn said...

This is a great quilt, perfect for the child to grow with.

SaraVictorious said...

I just love all your bold color choices!

Karen said...

Your quilt is lovely. I always enjoy seeing fresh and bright colours in a quilt. Great work with the quilting.

quilthexle said...

Oh, scrap quilts are just the best !!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fabulous happy quilt. A wonderful way to use your scraps. I think primary colours are great for baby quilts.

Robin said...

What a fun way to use those scraps! It resulted in such a bright and happy quilt. Nice job on the freemotion quilting-- it looks great!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful!

Donna said...

Love the quilt,it's so colorful and pretty.Someday I will learn how to do it! Right now I am teaching myself how to crochet lace.

Masha Novoselova said...

beautiful work!! congrats!

a maidenhair fern said...

What a great scrappy quilt. I've tried this before, I'll have to remember to block them by colors. Your free motion quilting looks great. I used to use my Pfaff for fmqing too, but I've got a Sweet 16 now.

Heidi Grohs said...

I love the color! The scraps blend and meld together so beautifully!!!