Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

So much is going on right now! I cannot keep up. Well, after being featured yesterday on Amy's Creative Side, I can't very well not participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, now can I?

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I am entering the mini that I just revealed on Amy's blog yesterday. From late summer into fall I have been very productive, but for various reasons I don't have a lot to show for it. I've been busy lately churning out items for the craft show I'm in (next week!). I have a wall space so I wanted to create 4 mini-quilts that would be really representative of my style. Of course I don't currently have pictures of the other 3 so this post will make a limited amount of sense but you'll be kind enough to overlook it.

The first mini I made used this improv curve block floating in a wide sea of black essex linen. I asked my husband Spicy if he thought it looked like my style and his reply was that there was a lot of black space and not enough colors. For a moment I was mystified (what is he talking about? It's a frickin' rainbow) but after awhile i took his advice to heart and just embraced all of the colors with open arms.

Wonky Star Mini

Out of the 4 minis, I think this one is most representative of my style. It's made entirely from scraps (except for the plain solid back). It inverts the foreground and background. It has wonky piecing. It has traditional 9-patches. It has teeny blocks with 1" squares. and it fits together like a puzzle.

I haven't done wonky stars in awhile and now I remember why. I find them a pain to make. I had originally planned to do wonky stars for the tiny 3" 9-patches as well but at the last minute i regained my sanity. I free-motion quilted it rather sparsely with stars. I would love to do a larger version of this one but I think I would replace the improv with the star of virginia next time.

I adore this little mini and if it doesn't sell at the show, I think i'm going to keep it.

11 comments:

  1. Congatulations on your finish! it is very pretty! Good luck in the competition!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  2. I love the scrappiness of this quilt.

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  3. I just love your ability to make a beautiful scrappy quilt! I'm with you on the wonky stars - don't like them much myself. Yours came out well though.

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  4. Love the varied stars and block sizes! So cute!

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  5. I love the colourful scrappy look. The light stars are a perfect addition.

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  6. Love the different sizes of stars! This is quirky and homey. Love it!

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  7. it's lovely! I can see why you would want to keep it!

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  8. This is a darling wonky star quilt. I love the scrappy background and white stars, faboo!!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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