Friday, May 18, 2012

Must Love Purple - My Bloggers Quilt Festival Quilt

The quilt I have chosen to show for Blogger's Quilt Festival is my current favorite. (Don't we all say that about every quilt?) I think it's my favorite because it's so different from anything else I've done. And it is my favorite colors. I don't know why, but I'm drawn to cool colors.

It started as my bee quilt in August for the Sew Modern Quilt Bee. The girls did a fantastic job with the blocks they sent me. But when I had put everything together, I realized I hadn't paid close attention. These blocks are only about 7" finished. When I got all my blocks back, the quilt just wasn't big enough for me. Plus I still had a ton of scraps cut up. So I started using this quilt as my leader and ender project and now it's finally finished! And quite large - lol.


The block was one I got from this tutorial on Nittany Block Party. It has since popped up a lot all over blog land. It's fantastic for using up scraps. The only fabric that was not from my stash or scraps is the purple border. So it felt good to use up fabric I already had!


The back is the same thing, all stash. I pieced together all some of the larger pieces I had left in the right colors and of course put my label in there too.  You can also see some of the quilting I did.


I machine quilted this and used a variegated thread for the first time which was a lot of fun. It is purple, blue, green and pink. It shows up best on the solids on the back side.




I basically outlined the "X" pattern and did some straight line along the borders. I didn't want the quilting to compete with the 'busy-ness' of the x's and scraps.



Here are some close ups so you can see all the different fabrics in the blocks.



That's one of the things I like best about this. Up close, it's fun to look at all the different prints. I've never been a huge scrap quilt person, but after this, they are really growing on me! So much so that I've got 2 scrappy quilts in the works now.



Surprise, the binding is scrappy too!



Quilt stats:
Size: 70" x 70"
Pattern: X String Block
Fabrics: Mix of scraps and stash
Quilted by: Myself
Finished: 4/25/2012


As I mentioned before, this is my quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Welcome to any new visitors who found me through the Festival. And for those who haven't heard of it, go check it out! It's an online quilt show with lots of fantastic submissions.

Amy's Creative Side



82 comments:

Melinda said...

Just gorgeous! I love how it all comes together!

Lindsay said...

I agree with Melinda, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I am so impressed that you machine quilted it in on your own. This is making me want to pull out my half-finished quilt and finish it!

Marika said...

It is absolutely fantastic and now I want my own !
I also LOVE the colors !!

Angie said...

Beautiful! I love your color scheme and that block is wonderful. I need to keep this one in mind for my scraps. Excellent work!

Geta Grama said...

Beautiful design for a scrappy quilt.

Pat said...

Gorgeous quilt. My favorite color is purple.

Poppyprint said...

This is a great quilt! I can't imagine having enough purple for an entirely scrappy quilt but you've totally done it here - gorgeous!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

this is so beautiful..I love the purple! Will have to check out this pattern!

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

Those fabrics are getting me way too excited, it's make me feel the need to go buy some fabric! Ahh!

I love purple, I love all the other bright colors, the back of the quilt is gorgeous!

Steph said...

That is stunning! I love the purples :)

Dresden Quilter said...

It is beautiful! I love all of these purples.

Charlotte said...

that's amazingly gorgeous!

Katie B. said...

My jaw dropped! This is a stunner. It's a great idea for a bee quilt. Love the purple/green color combo and the variegated thread!

Taryn said...

Gorgeous quilt! i love the purple and green together!!! I love the look of the variegated thread too!

Borderline Quilter said...

Wow, being a purple lover too, I've got to say 'I love it'.

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

QuiltyGirl said...

It's lovely! I have a soft spot for variegated thread. ;) This quilt definitely makes scrappy look great!

Jan said...

You took that block and made it your own! I love your quilt.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh it's fab, love the design, and all the scraps

CitricSugar said...

It is just so beautiful. The piecing is gorgeous and looks so crisp! I absolutely love it.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Absolutely beautiful! My DD who loves purple, just loves this quilt too. Thanks for sharing.

Linz said...

I love this quilt!!! It is gorgeous!! (BTW - I "repinned" this earlier today. It's all over Pintrest! :))

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is gorgeous! I have to show this to my friend and recommend she follow your example with her love of orange. Can't you just see it?

Thank you for posting such a beautiful creation to inspire us.

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh, cute! I love purple and the design is so great!! Awesome!

carol fun said...

WOW! This is a great quilt! Makes me want to make one just like it for me!Thanks for sharing!

truecolorblog.com said...

I love cool colors, too. So pretty!

Karen said...

Great job - you made all the purples work!

Margaret said...

I love the purple SO much! I am sorry to hear about your husband; hopefully something will appear soon on the job front. If you get a sec, visit my blog (would love your vote!)

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

sewfrench.com said...

Love it!
I am a scrap quilt lover! I love to buy fabric so I can make scraps, LOL!
Reminiscent of a string quilt, but different. I am going to have to look into this pattern idea!

sewfrench.com said...

Love it!
I am a scrap quilt lover! I love to buy fabric so I can make scraps, LOL!
Reminiscent of a string quilt, but different. I am going to have to look into this pattern idea!

Cathy said...

JUST AWESOME!!!! it really is!

sherry said...

great colour

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

That is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. Love the color and layout. Beautiful!

AnnieO said...

Truly yummy colors, exuberant design, and just plain beautiful setting. What a great quilt! Scrappy is my favorite, and especially scrappy backs and binding. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Jenelle said...

The colors in this quilt are just spectacular! I keep looking at the close up shots versus the entire quilt and I love how each of those individual prints really add to the complete design.

Carla said...

I just love this color combo

moira said...

oh my gosh, it's so pretty. LOVE the colours and the quilting is perfect

Ethne said...

What can you not like about this quilt - the fabrics, inspired - the colour, divine - the pieced back, perfect
Great work

Janet said...

Very pretty! I would never have thought to use these colours for a quilt but they work together really well. And I love scrappy quilts. :)

Mrs A said...

fantastic quilt, love the variegated thread you used for the quilting, I end up doing larger quilts also!

**nicke... said...

it is so pretty becky! i love the purple of it and the quilting is simple but soooo pretty!

Jan Hutchison said...

The color is wonderful!

Denise in PA said...

Wow, Becky, I see why you love this! What a fantastic mix of fabrics. I love those pops of green. Fabulous!

Jeannette Bruce said...

This is truly awesome! I love your color combination!! Good work!

MonikaC said...

Great quilt! I love the colors and the pattern!

Eileen said...

great quilt!! love the colors and the design is wonderful. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Emma said...

Your quilt is beautiful; I love the colour combination.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful - there really isn't enough pruple out there! I'm not normally a scrappy person, but this is stunning. I'm off now to find the block!

LindaB said...

I really love your quilt! Fabulous job with the color choices and even better to use up scraps while you are making something gorgeous. Great job!

Krysta said...

Love! I'm not usually a purple person myself, but its my mom's favorite color, so I am always on the lookout for beautiful purple fabrics. I just love the shades on this one.

quilthexle said...

Oh wow - I love purple, and you used it in a wonderful way with the white inset strips!

Kati said...

This turned out so great! Love the design and pattern.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Amazingly beautiful! The colors and the design make me very happy. I am so pinning this :)

Pat said...

Oh yes, I do love purple! Fabulous quilt!

Wendi said...

I love it! What a striking quilt & all from scraps!

Melanie said...

I love this! I'll be honest and admit that purple isn't typically one of my favorite colors, but this is so striking! Thanks for sharing it with us.

cat in tassie said...

Gorgeous quilt - love it! Makes me want to go rummaging in the stash for purple stuff. thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Great use of scraps!

A.J. Dub. said...

Love love love this quilt. Purple scares some people, but this is a fab example of how gorgeous it can be.

Kelli said...

I adore your fabric choices in this quilt! Im not usually a fan of purple but these all go together so well!!! Great work!

Jessica said...

Totally in love with this quilt! I actually never saw that pattern before and it's all in my favorite color - can't go wrong :)

Sandra said...

Great job, I do LOVE PURPLE! Very charming.

Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

Lonci said...

Wonderful color,i kove this:))

Sue Daurio said...

wow, that is beautiful. Love the colors and all the different fabrics, what a treasure.

Quilting Babcia said...

Love this pattern and your use of color is fantastic in this quilt!

Hollie said...

Love this quilt! It's gorgeous!

The Thompsons said...

It's gorgeous - love the colors!!!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your quilt looks sooooo pretty, I love it!

Quilting In The Cold said...

Fabulous colours, lovely quilt

Tricia said...

Wow!!! I love the purple. I'm definitely going to bookmark that pattern. I have to say I'm jealous of how much your getting quilt :-). What brand of thread did you use for the quilting?

Chancy said...

This turned out really gorgeous!

Taya@TypeB said...

Love those colors! Beautiful quilt (soooo many pieces!!)!

Marci Girl said...

Such a beautiful quilt Becky! Purple is my favorite too, so obviously I love it!

felicity said...

Becky, this is just gorgeous. And I love the name!!

rrjane011749 said...

Love everything about it--hope you win!

sewfrench.com said...

You got my vote! Hee Hee!!!

Liz said...

I absolutely love this! Great job!

Jacey said...

It is so lovely, Becky! I love the scrappy border, and you quilted it so well!

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful! I love all of the purples together!

Donna Baker said...

wow this quilt is GORGEOUS!

Ellen said...

I'm late to the party for admiring this, but its gorgeous! Its a lovely collection of scrapiness.

Franziska said...

wonderful!

kat2009 said...

It's gorgeous. I just finished my first string quilt but I love how you accented the x portion in white. Maybe you could post a diagram of how you laid your squares?

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