May 13, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival


Amy's Creative Side | Bloggers' Quilt Festival
The Blogger's Quilt Festival is back! It's a great event put on by Amy of AmysCreativeSide which allows all the quilting bloggers out there to share a favorite quilt and also view hundreds of others just like you would if you were at a quilt festival.   It's so fun to see everyone's creations and to read about why that quilt is special to them and what they learned through making it. 

The quilt I'm going to share this time is one that I made for a friend of mine for Christmas last year. I already have written about it on my blog but it's one of my favorites and I learned a ton while I was making it so I thought it would be a good choice for the festival. 


My friend Courtney actually went with me to pick out the fabrics for her quilt and it was great to have her there to be part of that process. Choosing fabric for a quilt is one of my favorite things to do and I always consider it to be a fun challenge.  The fabrics used in this quilt are from many different fabric lines and consist of a variety of styles.   She knew what colors she wanted and we used that as a jumping off point and scoured the shop for fabrics that were pleasing to her.  


I really think they all came together nicely to form a very rich, cozy color scheme.  When I saw how it turned out, it really reinforced my philosophy of fabric picking (I'm using very technical terms here :) ).  I recognize that it is always fun and somewhat easy to stick within one fabric line when you are making a quilt because you are assured that it will all go together.  Do I dare say that sometimes that just feels too safe for me?  I really have the most fun starting with a color scheme and one or two different fabrics as an inspiration for the quilt and building off of it by wandering through a quilt shop and noticing which fabrics seems to jump off the shelves at me.





I would like to challenge you to be bold the next time you are choosing fabric for a quilt. When you pick a bunch of things that are pleasing to your eye but not necessarily matchy-matchy, chances are they will make an absolutely wonderful, intriguing quilt.  
Make sure you visit AmysCreativeSide and take part in this fun event. It's exciting to see all the creativity going on in the quilting world. 

23 comments:

Janet said...

Your colours/fabrics are lovely. I often find that fabric lines are too matchy/matchy for my taste. But then I love eclectic. Beautiful quilt. Your friend is lucky.

................Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters said...

I like the strong geometric shapes and bright bold colors. You have made a lovely quilt for your friend. Way to sew! --Julia

diane said...

Oh how I love those colors.

rlbates said...

Absolutely wonderful quilt!

sewfrench.com said...

Love the fabric and color selection. Lovely!

Jan said...

Bold is right. Love this quilt, colors and pattern are perfect.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is very nice. I love the simple style. Wow. Really pretty.

Carla said...

Very modern and the colors really do work together.
It's always helpful to have them pick what they like instead of guessing and wondering if they will like it or not. Great quilt!

Amy said...

I love the colors! I enjoy finding fabrics with "like" colors but not all matchy.. I always think if I use them seperate the scraps will play nice.

stitchinpenny said...

Color selection is so wonderful for this quilt.

Karen said...

Great colours and a great pattern equals gorgeous quilt

Eileen said...

What a vibrant and fun quilt. How fun the recipient helped in the choosing. Always makes it a neat experience. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Debbie said...

Lovely quilt! I love the colors!

Karen said...

Your quilt is stunning. Great use of such bold and vibrant colours!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Great colors!

Kari said...

The fabrics look great together. It is a very graphic quilt. I love how the brown pulls it all together.

Andrea Pisano said...

I love it! great colors¡

BaileyGirl5 said...

Very bold and beautiful! The colors are gorgeous.

Hollie said...

It is such a great quilt. Thank you for sharing it!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is geometric and bold... that's a whole lotta good in my book! I love the look of it and the colors. :)

MariQuilts said...

So bold and graphic...it looks great.

lemonadegal said...

I love the colors in this quilt. I have to say that fabric selection is the toughest part of quilting for me. I wish someone would do it for me. :) But, I have trouble staying in that same fabric line, too.

Rashida Khanbhai said...

Love the colours. Warm and fun.

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