Friday, May 21, 2010

Amy's Creative Side Quilt Festival

Want some inspiration?
Love looking at quilts from around the world?
Like to go to a quilt show in your pj's?
Well then the 3rd Quilt Bloggers Spring Quilt Festival is the place you want to go. hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.

This is my entry. I started the quilt back in January. I love using leftovers of what I have on hand. I had seen many versions of the string block and wanted to try my hand at it. Let me tell you once you start you can't stop. They are addicting.
The hardest part was deciding how to quilt the darn thing. I didn't want to do more free motion. I didn'want to use more straight lines. so finally i opted for a serpentine line horizontally across the quilt. I used a yellow thread on both back and front. The border...what a process that was. The blue was a great match I thought, but I didn't have quite enough, so I made a few crumb blocks to take up space. I ended up with 1"of blue left over. Since the 'front' is so wild I thought the back needed to be a bit more tame. I love this orange, pink, red and yellow fabric. the binding was made with a solid yellow
I have given this quilt to my 20 year old niece for her birthday. She just finished her second year of universtiy and a history trip to Europe. She was also rookie of the year for her soccer team.
I would definitly make another one of these. Great scrap buster!

25 comments:

  1. I love string quilts and this one is a real beauty! I love the crumb blocks in the border, too! And I have the same fabric as a backing on one of my quilts!

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  2. Cute quilt! I luv it! Well done!

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  3. I happen to have a thing for strings! Love this bright and happy quilt.

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  4. Fabulous string quilt, Lee! I love the shimmery effect you got! The border is brilliant!

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  5. Great string quilt. Love all the colors!

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  6. Your work is most beautiful, my dear friend. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

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  7. Awesome quilt! I've been wanting to try a string quilt but they look so intimidating ... but just beautiful. These colors are fabulous!

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  8. I love the way you quilted this! Awesome gift for your niece.

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  9. Lovely quilt ~ and gorgeous colors!! Well done!

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  10. this is so bright and fun..so creative.

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  11. I love the colors in this string quilt. Good job.

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  12. This is so beautiful. I love how you quilted it.

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  13. Yummy string quilt. I am thinking I will have to have a go at one of these.

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  14. oh I love your string quilt! thanks for telling me about it and visiting my blog.
    they are so fun to make, I am really enjoying it so far.
    kathie

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  15. This is great! You have definitely encouraged me to take the plunge to do a string quilt--soon. :)

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  16. Lee, I love string quilts- very fun and bright!
    I especially like what you did with the borders- sometimes not having enough fabric creates opportunities for some great new designs.
    The festival has been great fun- so many terrific quilts to view.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  17. love everything about this--string quilting is just so beautiful, the border is bright and fun, binding sets it all off. nice story, too

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  18. such a pretty quilt. i've never tried my hand at this type of string quilt but yours looks like so much fun! i like the fact that no two blocks are alike and there are colour and texture surprises at every turn. love that diamond pattern! so nice!

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  19. What a gorgeous string quilt! I wasn't surprised that you said it was addictive. It looks like it would be just so much fun.

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  20. Hi Lee,
    I'm enjoying your blog, your quilts are beautiful.
    Carolyn MacKay

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  21. Love this string quilt. Great job!

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