Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival May 2011

(It's ABOUT TIME that Blogger let me create this post! Geez.)


Amy's Creative Side


Here is my entry for the spring Blogger's Quilt Fest 2011. (NOTE: Don't miss the I Spy rhyme, below, that goes with this!)



I talked about this quilt before, but I'll quickly discuss it again. It is a string quilt, a charm quilt (no two fabrics are alike), and an I Spy quilt! Here's the I Spy rhyme my younger daughter and I wrote:

I spy bunny ears, a butterfly, a tree,
Dogs, a pepper, and some broccoli.

I spy a giraffe, a horse, some French fries,
An eggplant, an orange, and owls so wise.

I spy a fortune cookie, a stack of dishes,
A peacock, a black motorcycle, a cat, and fishes.

I spy a pumpkin, a duck, a snake,
A guitar, yellow sunflowers, and a slice of cake.


Can you find all of the things in the rhyme in the quilt? I have close-up photos of the quilt in the initial post of this quilt (and  in my flickr photostream) to enable you to see the fabrics more closely.

This was my first string quilt, my first charm quilt, and my first I Spy quilt. I don't know what on earth possessed me to try to do all three in one quilt. It was not easy, and I will never do that again! I've since done a couple of string quilts that were not nearly this tough, because I didn't worry about repeating fabrics, or the I Spy aspect, either. I may do an I Spy quilt again, or a charm quilt again (maybe), but not all three in one!

I absolutely love this quilt; I think the colors and the fabrics are so bright and fun!

39 comments:

  1. I like "String," "Charm," and "I Spy," quilts, all three. But to have all three in one is extra special.

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  2. The batik background is perfect for the string blocks. That is a great challenge to try 3 new things in one quilt.

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  3. Love string quilts! Very clever to put all these together.

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  4. Oh my gosh, Laurel. This is a fabulous quilt!! I have always wanted to try a string quilt. Yes, you did make it complicated, but the results are definitely unique and worth it. Bravo!!

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  5. I love the generous size of your string blocks, what a great idea to make the most of all your scrap strips! Lovely!

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  6. I love string quilts and yours is awesome. How fun to have it an eye spy quilt too!!

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  7. A beautiful String Quilt, I Spy, and Charm quilt all strung into one! And the poem that you and your daughter composed together makes it absolutely perfect! Love it!

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  8. What a triple combination masterpiece! Think you've done such a great job. Love the poem idea. In process of collecting I spy pieces for my children's children don't think a strip quilt would workvbut yours is so nice. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  9. That's a great quilt! I have yet to do a string quilt and seeing yours is great encouragement to try!

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  10. I am really impressed that all of that stuff is in the quilt. You did a great job.

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  11. I love your String Quilt!And the poem is a cute addition! Someday I hope to try one (quilt that is!) Thanks for reminding me of the Quilt Festival! I made my recent post my entry.

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  12. I like it! And what a good idea it is to make it an I-spy quilt, too

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  13. What an amazing quilt! I really love it, and I love how the borders make the blocks pop! Fabulous!

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  14. How cute! I'm working on a string quilt too but mine is sadly not an I Spy quilt as well! Nice combination!

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  15. So bright and colourful. Love that you have combined string and I spy quilting together. Great quilt.

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  16. Great job with the string blocks. Great use of fabrics and colour.

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  17. this quilt just pops. The vivid colors and the string construction pulled me right in.

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  18. It's fantastic and I love the rhyme. How very clever to have been able to put so many things into one quilt. Congratulations on suceeding!

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  19. I love I Spy quilts!! There was one @ Houston & I spent 20 minutes standing there trying to find everything.

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  20. Wow, you are so brave to try all these in the one quilt!
    Great job!!

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  21. I love this quilt - so bright and cheerful!

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  22. What a challenge you set for yourself. Sounds like the kind of crazy thing I would do. Your quilt turned out beautiful though.

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  23. What an amazing idea! Really cool! and I just love your poem.
    You have some really lovely projects going and I laughed myself silly watching the kitties a few posts back! Thank you for a lovely break!
    Valentina in Cyprus

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  24. That's a great way to do an I Spy quilt and I love your daughter's ryhme.

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  25. I LOVE string quilts. I never thought of doing an I-SPY one; I will now!

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  26. A string/scrap quilt is on my things to do list, as my pile grows:). So is an I-SPY quilt. Love the two for one!

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  27. I love making kids quilts, and this is extra special. Love all the varied, fun fabrics in yours. Congrats on a wonderful finish.

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  28. Its so clever! I love I-spy quilts - so fun for kids to look at. Having a poem to go with it is genius.

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  29. What a fun quilt, I spy quilts are so fun for adults too. I hope you add a poem label to the back. I really like how you add the light fabric in the center of each block to match the sashing, it adds a woven look. Kudos
    Come visit my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange star and #214 antique applique garden

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  30. What a fun quilt - and the colors are really great! I love the border. It is super great that your daughter got involved and helped with the i-spy poem. I love it!!

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  31. WOW! Your quilt is gorgeous -- so eye catching. It really sparkles! And such an ambitious project -- although I find it is extra fun to have an Epic Project every once in a while! :o)

    The poem is fantastic!

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  32. 3 in one is madness but it worked well because the quilt looks great!

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