Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2010


This is the quilt I am entering into the Blogger's Quilt Fest.



When I designed and completed this quilt, I felt as if I had finally created a quilt that made me feel as if I were truly a *quilter.* I am not a big fan of traditional quilts; while I'd made some quilts in non-traditional patterns prior to this one (i.e., Yellow Brick Road, Take 5, etc.), they did not have the unpredictable, out-of-the-ordinary feel that this one has.


The pattern is my own original design, and gives me the feeling of having entered the ranks of modern quilters.





The fabrics (with the exception of the white) are scraps.

The binding is even pieced from the scraps.

A friend gave me a bag of scraps, and when I saw the brown and turquoise scraps, I just knew I could not combine them with other scraps to create a scrap quilt. I felt as if they needed to stand alone, and be "front and center" in their own quilt. I actually used crazymom's block, but the layout is my own. With this quilt, it is hard to be content creating quilts that may be non-traditional, but are still not my own design. I believe that I will probably venture more and more outside of established patterns and create my own. I really hope so.


Here's the back, by the way.

Now, go check out some of the other quilts in the Festival! Just click the button below:


58 comments:

  1. That is really cool - I love the expanse of empty space.

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  2. I didn't evne know there were mdoern quilts before reading your blog. I love it, it's so beautiful.

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  3. I love how you play with the emptiness of the white.... what a great effect!

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  4. I love the layout! It's so fun and original. And the back is simply charming as well. Nice work!

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  5. I really like this! The colors are great and I love the unique layout.

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  6. I love the simplicity of this layout and as you say it makes the fabrics you chose stand out on there own. I also love that you used only scraps for this although you wouldn't know it. Good for you on creating your own designs! That's exactly where I feel I'm at in my quilting journey.

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  7. I love your quilt so much! The clean, modern look is so appealing. The colors are fantastic, too. Great design!

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  8. Love it, love it, love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing. Regards, Sue

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  9. it looks so elegant and simple, wonderful job

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  10. Oh, yes! This is so the type of quilt I love! Great job!

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  11. Nice work! I also like designing my own quilts- it's very satisfying!

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  12. This is very nice! I love that colour combo!!!

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  13. Looks simple....but is a really stunning modern quilt, I love it.

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  14. It is a beautiful design Laurel - I love the two smaller blocks off by themselves - really nice! The changing blocks remind me of the paintings of Josef Albers.

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  15. I really like the simplicity of the design. Good luck with your other designs.

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  16. great design!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations on a great design and a modern pretty quilt! Making a quilt in your own design makes it a bit special - don't you think?
    ; )
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  18. Great choice! You ARE a quilter! what a wonderful quilt!

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  19. Wonderful quilt! And it's even more special since it's your own design!

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  20. What a great graphic quilt -it is amazing how effective basic squares can be.

    Come see my festival posts
    1890 antique double pink blazing star
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

    1890 antique cheddar orange star and repro
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  21. What a beautiful quilt! I love the way you arrange the blocks to be off kilter and the little splashes of color in the upper right corner are unexpected. Cool combo! I love scrappy bindings, which works well on this quilt. You should be proud of this one!

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  22. I think creating your own patterns is the best way to go!

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  23. What a nice original plan for your quilt. It is simple, modern, and elegant all at the same time.

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  24. It's gorgeous! So far I've only made quilts from patterns, but I'd love to have a try at designing something original and modern as you have.

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  25. This is really fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. This is a fun quilt. You did a great job on the layout.

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  27. still one of my FAVORITE quilts out there! thanks for sharing it a 2nd time!

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  28. What an awesome quilt, I like a lot of the modern looking quilts too. They are very clean and uncluttered looking. I love the look of the brown and turquoise. I have some brown and turquoise that I am saving up to do something with too. Thanks for coming to my blog and seeing my entry for the festival.

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  29. It is a great quilt. Glad you found your niche.

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  30. What a wonderful quilt, so fresh looking. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

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  31. your quilt is lovely. it has a beautiful simplicity and was obviously designed with thought and care. i think you should go for it! go do your own thing! make your own designs! your talent is obvious in this quilt, in my opinion.

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  32. You have used some very beautiful fabrics in that pretty quilt.

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  33. This is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of this! Beautiful job!

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  34. Such beautiful turquoise fabrics! Your design really makes them stand out.

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  35. beautiful quilt! I absolutely adore those floater blocks in the corner...they definitely make the quilt. and all from scraps, to boot...wonderful!

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  36. This is such a great quilt.
    Bravo. so striking.

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  37. Beautiful quilt. Love the poka dot binding!

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  38. Simple modern lines....beautiful.

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  39. Thanks for putting up the button. Your quilts are so cool!

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  40. oh I love your quilt, everything about it is just gorgeous.

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  41. I love it! I would never have thought to do something like this, but seeing it gives me ideas of something new...you can see my entry HERE.

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  42. What a wonderful quilt. Congratulations on designing it yourself. Its fun isn't it!

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  43. Ahh, very striking. I love it. :)

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  44. Your Quilt is Beautiful!
    This type of Quilt is on my To Do List,
    Great Job

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  45. Stunning design! I love the arrangement of the squares and the accent in the opposite corner. Well done!

    Cindy

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  46. LOVE this quilt! Great job!

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  47. Great design! Love the sense of space - you're a natural!

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  48. im in love with this quilt. do you share the pattern?

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  49. fantastic quilt and such a wonderful pattern you created! (and thanks for the comment on my festival quilt! you are the first to ask about a tutorial! unfortunately no time right now but if you try this pattern, drop me an email with any questions!).

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  50. This is just wonderful. I love the negative space........works great!

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  51. I like this quilt very much, clean fresh & simple, very pleasing to the eye!@

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  52. very interesting layout. great colors and love the blocks floating in the white background. very nice

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  53. You certainly have every right to truly feel like a quilter! What a gorgeous quilt and the simple design just really catches the eye. I love the colors and the simplicity of it.

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  54. Laurel - I love the quilt. Thanks for sending the link. My preferred color palette and yours in this quilt are similar, The simplicity yet boldness of the blocks on the white is amazing. Keep on making your own ideas, You are good at it.

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