Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

Yeah! Blogger is finally working again!


A big thank you to Amy for putting together this


Such a wonderful event for all of us to share our quilts. If this is your first time here,

WELCOME!

I hope you like what you see.




I made this quilt in a class I took at the City Quilter in NYC.

The class was about using all of your orphan blocks

and adding fillers to make a quilt top.

This type of quilt is not new to me,

when I started quilting at 14, my first quilt was

an orphan block quilt using all the blocks I had learned

in a class I took back then.



I was inspired to make another all these MANY years later!


This quilt was SO fun to put together,

It was like a big puzzle. I learned how to do partial seams in the process.




One of my favorite blocks is this toppling tree. And it gets the most press too!
Some of the blocks were given to me by friends . . .

Some I made just for this quilt, and some came from classes that I took

where I only made the one block.


I pieced the back with some mermaid fabric I was given.

I really love a pieced back, kind of makes it two quilts in one!


For the quilting, I used a variegated thread and stitched in the ditch.

That was a bit of a puzzle too. I made it a game to see how far

I could go twisting and turning before I ran into a seam I had already done.


So that is my Leftovers quilt.


I hope you all enjoy the Festival and thanks to Amy!







44 comments:

  1. I understand why the tree gets the most press ... it's what drew my eye lol ... what a fun quilt and each block must contain a great story, especially if they were given to you by friends. Thank you so very much for sharing it!!

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  2. Glad you are getting to show your cute toppling tree to a larger audience. I bet a lot of quilters get inspired to make one of their own!

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  3. I love how bright and cheery your quilt it is. The little tree is super adorable!
    Hugs!!

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  4. I love your 'leftovers' quilt. It turned out really nice...just like Victoria's 'kitchen sink' did. You have the knack for pulling it all together to make a stunning finish!

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  5. What a wonderful quilt! I'm completely inspired by how joyful it is!

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  6. LOVE this!! what a fun, fun quilt. you and i must love a lot of the same colors and i just adore wonkiness--not that i have included it much since mostly i've just been quilting patterns i love, but one of these days!!! have made several wonky stars--the freedom is amazing when i'm making them. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

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  7. super cute! i love all the color!

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  8. I agree with the toppling tree block! Too cute! And overall, the quilt is amazing!

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  9. wow - never seen anything quite like that! How creative! I can imagine the quilting WOULD be tricky!

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  10. So bright and happy! And the tree does stand out, but I love the green twirling star too.

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  11. What an accomplishment! It is utterly charming....as is the tree!!!

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  12. What a stunning quilt. I do like the idea of using left over blocks and adding new ones. It is so colourful and appealing. Fantastic quilt!

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  13. This is a really nice looking, colorful quilt!

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  14. Fabulous! I love these kitchen sink type quilts. Your's is beautiful! and the tree is very cool

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  15. Lovely idea! When I have more orphane blocks I will try to do one too!

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  16. Great quilt - I love this "piece as you go" style, and your wonky tree is just too cute!

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  17. That's really something! Some time ago I started PP blocks. And seems like that if I will not find out soon what to do with them they will become orpahn blocks ;) And then, maybe... one day... I will try to make such a 'put everything what you got' quilt :D:D

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  18. I love this quilt! These are my kind of quilts. The colors are wonderful and exciting. One day, I will make one of these for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. I love the randomness of it, thanks for sharing it

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  20. This is so cool! I guess I should keep my orphan blocks!

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  21. What a great quilt:) Colorful and cheerful:) Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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  22. This is a terrific quilt! I love the toppling tree! Great job!

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  23. Super Wow!! I love this idea of a Kitchen Sink quilt! My favorites are the pick up stick looking blocks!

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  24. This quilt is making me wish I had some orphan blocks, lol - this is wonderful!

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  25. I love it! I totally want to make one of these someday.

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  26. That's really cool but I have to be honest and say the idea of the "unknown" in putting it together is giving me a little hysteria right about now. Not sure I could be brave enough to do that. :)

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  27. wow I love it! The quilt festival is great iv got to read so many new blogs because of it looking forward to seeing more from you, im now a follower :-)

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  28. Thanks for sharing Lisa - I lOVE this quilt!!!

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  29. I think it turned out great!

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  30. That is fun! You could spend hours looking at all the different blocks and fabric! Very cool!

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  31. This is great, so random! :)

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  32. I love this idea! After seeing Victoria's kitchen sink quilt some time ago I pulled out my orphans and plan to do something similar. Yours is beautiful!

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  33. What a wonderful quilt! I like the way it's all put together without sashing.

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  34. Love your left overs. I have attempted to do this but ohh the workings out. I have even more now. Chris

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  35. I've never heard of a left over quilt but it is such a good idea. Yours actually looks planned. Maybe all the happy colours in it. Must give it a go.

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  36. What a great quilt. I may have to start a new box for all my orphan and cast off blocks!! I love the idea of throwing these all together. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.dewberrylane.com

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  37. Very cool! I love the way all the blocks look like they were made espcially for this quilt.

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  38. I love the way this came together.....great quilt.

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  39. What a great quilt! I could look at it for hours-- you must have so many memories in it-- all those classes and friends who gave blocks to it. How fun!

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