Wednesday, May 26, 2010

{ blogger's quilt festival spring 2010 }



I am so excited that I finished this quilt in time to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. With everything that has been going on the past couple of weeks, I wasn't sure I could, but I did it! And I love it! Seriously, I love this quilt, and while I'm so happy that it will soon be going to a friend's new baby boy, I have to say that I'm going to miss it.

This is the first quilt I finished since becoming obsessed with making wonky quilt blocks. I came across Quilt Dad's tutorial, which is the best I've seen, so I have to thank him for sharing his technique and inspiring me with these blocks. I'm hooked on them, and am already planning out my next two { or three } wonky quilts.

I used five patterned fabrics in this quilt: Spotted Owls in Natural by Alexander Henry, Riley Blake's Firecracker in Brown and Stripes in Green from the All Star collection, and Amy Butler's Full Moon Dots in Tangerine and Sun Spots in Olive. The solid is Kona in Ivory.














The quilt measures 36 inches wide by 48 inches long, and each wonky block is 9 inches long. I fussy cut the owl fabric to start each block, so every square has a different owl in the center. The back features a patchwork pieced vertical stripe of all five prints used in the front.

I quilted it { myself! } and used my machine's foot as a guide, so each quilted line is just about a quarter of an inch wide. It took a lot longer than I expected it to, but I really love the contrast between the wonky blocks and the regularity of the quilting lines. I think this may be my new favorite way of quilting, so I better stock up on thread because it takes a lot. And I mean { a lot } , but I love it. Did I mention that I love it? :)








Please be sure to jump on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival to see tons of amazing quilts. I know you'll be inspired by them!

30 comments:

Barb said...

what a great baby quilt. I love how you quilted it!

Heather said...

Thank you very much, Barb!

Felicity said...

Super cute!

Heather said...

Thank you, Felicity!

Debbie said...

I like that it doesn't really look like a baby quilt, Heather. He will also appreciate it when he gets older.

KarrieLyne said...

It truly is a beautiful quilt!! I'm drawn to orange lately so that may have something to do with it :)

I also straight line quilted my last quilt and I cannot stop. I love it so much!!

Goddess in Progress said...

Just found your blog via Quilt Dad on twitter (I'm @lizinprogress). LOVE this quilt! The blocks are great, and the contrast with the straight quilting is spectacular. Beautiful quilt!

Annika said...

Gorgeous!

Katie B. said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the back! And the way you quilted it is perfect.

Heather said...

Thank you all very much! I really appreciate all of your kind words!

quiltilicious said...

Lovely...I've got that owl fabric too!

Me aka Supermom said...

Love the modern block design!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Your quilt is lovely. Great choice of fabric specially that binding. The quilting is awesome, would not have thought of doing that. Good choice.

Randi said...

Love the brown/orange/green combo. Awesome modern colors.

mary said...

Love your colors. I have been working with orange alot lately. I like wonky log cabin blocks as well. Nice back.

Sarah N. said...

I love quilts with white sashing - really makes the blocks pop. Great job on the quilting too! Thanks for sharing!

Khris said...

Awesome...looks fantastic...love it. Khris

Leslie said...

you should love this because it is super amazing. i love it. those wonky blocks and the colors are amazing.

Doohikey Designs by Shari said...

This is simply adorable!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! I LOVE your quilt! Wow quilting all those lines surely must have taken a long time, but I agree it goes perfect!
I am a novice quilter and have soooo many unfinished ones!...my goal is to have them done for future grandbabies...since I totally missed my intial goals for having them done as gifts when our kids completed their first years of undergrad!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I finally have some free time so am trying to get to more amazing Quilt Festival posts!... so happy to see yours. I would love to have you pop over to my place. And if you get a chance, please let me know by leaving a comment. :o)

WendyLou said...

LOVE this quilt!! One of my faves, by far. Thanks for sharing :)

rebecs said...

what fun blocks! and i love your quilting!

Eileen said...

love this!! those owls you fussy cut just make it so perfect. wonky blocks are always fun. i'm seeing way toooooo many quilts i want to replicate!. come visit me if you have time.

Fresh Thread's chief cook and bottle washer! said...

Thanks for the quilty inspirations, I was hunting around for ideas on quilting my new wonky logcabin and ended up here. Wonderful blog! Stitch on!

Maddie
www.freshstitches.blogspot.com

Sherri said...

Absolutely love this quilt!

paige said...

You are so talented ... Truly a work of art. The color combo is FABULOUS! I love it:)

greenbuttonstudio said...

love it! the best part is it's not so "cutesy" that it can't be appreciated by the parents... way to make it adorable and stylish at the same time!

Heather said...

Thank you, everyone. I loved this quilt and delivered it to by friend and her new baby last week. He seemed to like it too, so that's all that matters! I was really kind of sad to see it go, but I hope it provides little Hudson with years of comfort!

SarahB said...

How did I miss this quilt of yours! I hadn't ever seen this method of machine quilting until this blog festival but I absolutely love it!

Heather said...

Thanks, Sarah! It was the first time that I quilted like that and I really love the results, too. I think the regularity of the quilted lines is a nice compliment to the wonkiness of the blocks.

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