Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Scrappy

I recently shared I entered my Wiggle Time quilt into the original design category for the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Now I want to share the quilt I have been madly sewing the binding to so I can enter it in the scrappy category.  It is the finished quilt from this month's Scrap-A-Palooza series.





I don't often fall in love with my own quilts but something about this one has me keeping it all for myself. It is the perfect size and the colors just make me happy!




It was made by piecing scraps together into irregular lengths and setting them into a Kona Oyster background.  You can read more about the construction here.




 For the quilting, I did an easy daisy chain that runs from top to bottom on the quilt.  I used a camel colored thread and I love the subtle effect it has in the negative space. (To do this on a longarm, you just load the quilt sideways and the piecing helps keep the design straight.)





Here is another shot of the quilting.




 On the back I put an orange and red daisy print with tiny lady bugs.  I know I'm going to enjoy the bright colors during the gray winter days we get.




 I can't wait to try it out tonight when I watch Masterpiece Theater!

For those following along with the Scrap-A-Palooza series, I will be writing a separate post that include the links to all the steps.  I should get to it later this week.



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17 comments:

Kat said...

This one is definitely my fav of your scrapapalooza quilts so far and I looove that quilting!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a fantastic finish and entry for the festival! The quilting is so perfect, especially given your backing fabric, too.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Isn't it great when you make a quilt and just love everything about it. This is a wonderful quilt. I especially love the daisy quilting!!

Bren Holmes said...

I just love this quilt and will definitely attempt one of these. I love the quilting, too. Thank you for posting

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

very pretty ! Love the quilting too

Jasmine said...

I love this quilting design. Such a great quilt, I can see why you live it so much.

Tami C said...

This is a really fun quilt! I love the quilting! The backing fabric has the same design as the quilting and it looks great together!

raye said...

One of my favorites, the quilting is great@

christina in san diego said...

I love everything about this quilt. The design is very appealing, the fabrics look great together and I love that daisy chain! I want to make one!

Karen H said...

I love the pops of turquoise and the quilting is so pretty! This will definitely be a great quilt on a cold winter night! Good luck with this quit in the Festival!

Sandra Walker said...

I do plan to make this quilt, Cynthia, and I have a brilliant idea for my colour scheme. I love this simple but so effective quilt, especially your bright happy colours. Hope you enjoyed both Masterpiece Theatre (such a great show) as well as snuggling under your new quilt!

Mary said...

Enjoy your scrappy quilt this winter it's sure to keep the blues away! The flowers strings quilted are perfect.

Michele said...

This one is just fabulous and I can see why you love it.

knottygnome said...

ooh, i really love your quilting! great idea.

Robin said...

What a fun design! And I love the vertical daisy chain quilting-- very cool! I can totally understand why you are keeping it for yourself! :)

Hilary Florence said...

This is a lovely design and I think your quilting suites it very well.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love this one, Cyndy! It is definitely on my list! I have several WiPs going, but am also cutting up my scraps into those 3.5 inch chunks, so that I can sew them up in this way. Beautiful!