Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quilt Festival

Its that time of year again when Amy (thank you Amy!) organizes an online quilt festival

My entry is my Color Block Quilt.  It’s not a new quilt, more like a recently re-discovered quilt from back when I was beginning this whole quilting journey. 

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I made this only a few months after I started quilting, with some of my prized scraps that I couldn’t part with.  I love it because its kind of wonky, its not square at all, and I like to think of all the loads of things I’ve learned since then.   Plus its just fun to look at.

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This little quilt is a reminder that quilting should be fun, with less worrying about technique, and more about just going for it.   My past entries can be found here, here, and here.

To see all of the quilt festival entries visit Amy’s blog.  (click on the button below)

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84 comments:

seventhsister26 said...

I think that's a great quilt;) First quilts seem to be oblivious to rules, which is what I think makes them so cool;) I wish I had taken pictures of my first quilts....I made them without the "required" amount of quilting, and they soon showed my why we do certain things;)
Happy Quilting!!

Karin van D. said...

I like it. It's fun and so happy and colourful. Nice!

Marit said...

I love this pretty "square rainbow" of yours. Makes me smile. Playful and joyful quilts are the best!
; )

SisterlyLove said...

I lvoe the colors. It makes me think of those colorful little nesting box toys for babies. Wonderful!

quilthexle said...

It's a happy little eye-catcher. Cool that your first quilt already was "free-style"!

Karen said...

Just such fabulous colour! And what dynamite fabrics are in it. Yum.

Erin said...

Great Quilt! It's so fun to look at ... I see a little HR, DS, Pez, and AB. But then I love ALL your quilts. =)

Erin
www.dutchgirldiary.blogspot.com

Andi said...

Such a gorgeous, happy and FUN quilt.
Andi :-)

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I love all the color. It's a great reminder to let go and quilt as you feel.

What a fun entry!

Elizabeth D. said...

I really love how colorful this quilt is! And it's really awesome that the quilt evokes such memories for you, those are the best kind!

Nancy said...

I love it. Great colors and fun that it isn't "perfect"! I so agree that we shouldn't worry so much about the rules. That is why I happily live in the land of "good enough".

ktquilts said...

I love a good rainbow quilt!!

Justine said...

Great quilt, its really cheered up a dull day!

Me? A Mom? said...

Oh I remember this quilt from way back when I started following you! Still love it.

Linda said...

Love it, Allison! The happy colors are so YOU!

Katie B. said...

Very fun!

kelly lautenbach said...

This is one of my very favorite quilts in my Flickr favorites... :) I love that you've "brought it back". It's just happy to me! :)

randi---i have to say said...

very nice! the colors are so fun!

twobutterflies said...

I love this one (as you know since I did a version of it)!!! The color combination is so fun. I can't believe it's one of your first quilts - wish my first quilts looked that good.

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love the quilt. Colors and fabrics are perfect.

Carol

live a colorful life said...

Love the colors and fabrics. Too fun!

audreypawdrey said...

I love it! The colors are so bright and cheerful.

traci said...

I can't believe that's one of your first quilts! I love it--it's one of my favorites, and I've had it in my tumblr page for a long time!

WendyLou said...

You're right! It IS fun to look at :)

Jeni said...

It's really lovely! I love giant log cabins!

Chris said...

I love the effect of the wonky block. How cute.

Sonnie said...

Love this quilt. And I appreciate your comment about quilting should be fun - good advice!

Linda said...

I really like this bright and cheerful quilt.

Carol said...

A fun way to learn how to quilt :)

felicity said...

Sweet and cheerful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You color block is a great quilt especially with the comment about quilting should be fun without worry of technique. I read somewhere else that for goodness sake, they are blankets and who can screw up a "blanket"? We all need to remember that.

lifeinredshoes said...

Dear Allison,

You inspire to me to continue on my own journey of quilting.
For this, I thank you:)

Kristen said...

Happy bright quilt! Love it!

Kaye Prince said...

Love this a lot! All the scraps are just perfect and so fun!

Leslie said...

this is so fun..i love it

Nanabanana said...

This looks like a beautiful rainbow! So wonderful!

WoolenSails said...

It is a wonderful piece and I think our first ones are always the most special.

Debbie

Ariane said...

I love it!!! It's a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Allie said...

This quilt makes me happy to look at it - I love the colors, I love the wonkiness, the fabrics are great - so glad you posted it!

Emily Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love this so much! I might have to steal this idea for my daughter's playroom :)

Victoria Paige said...

What a colorful and fun quilt! I love love love it!

You're so right, sometimes quilting needs to be more about having fun and the creative process rather than the quest for perfection (especially for new quilters like me)!

Sarah Craig said...

I love it! It's so colorful and cheerful, and just the slightest bit off kilter!!

lindsay said...

cute quilt! People pay big money for off kilter now days! looking at it for me, makes me think you did it on purpose!

Jo Anna said...

It's beautiful Allison! I love your website too! Jo Anna

Jessica Warrick said...

thats a beautiful quilt.. im your newest follower hoping over form creation corner blog. Di dyou ever get the pumpkin costume finished? anyways if you wnana follow back you can at http://punkrockmomma.com

Sherry said...

What a super fun quilt. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Ariel said...

oooh! that is definitely one of my favorites of yours! Good choice :) Hope you're well!

O'Quilts said...

A clever quilt!

RuffHaven said...

Yes Quilting should be fun and this one looks like fun. And isn't "wonky" in now?
Thanks for sharing.

Kit Lang said...

I love first quilts, and this one is so bright and happy! Ah... memories! :)

Karen said...

Hi Allison.
This is a great quilt. Wonderful colours and layout. I think it is fun to look at what we have sewn in the past, not to compare, but to let us know what we have achieved in the time that has passed!
What a wonderful memory!!

Scissors&Thread said...

This looks fab hanging over the brightly coloured kids toys

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Adorable! What a great quilt for a children play area.
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Kimberly said...

This is one of my favorites of yours. I would love to make a similar one for my rainbow loving daughter! Lovely work!

Shasta said...

It's really pretty. I like all the different colors in it.

Bridget Martinelli said...

Hi, I love the COLORS.. yes it seems that quilting has gotten easier, with new designers, the quilt designs themselves have gotten back to basics, sometimes with a little twist.. I love your quilt, great way to use up scraps...

Summer :) said...

Oh ! I LOVE It. What a great idea. I might have to do my own version! :)

Thank you for sharing. :)

Vicki said...

beautiful, love the bright cheery colors!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Fun quilt! I'm a big fan of wonky:)

Aunt Spicy said...

So bright and cheery! Very fun!

AnnieO said...

This is a very uncommon type of first quilt, ignoring all the rules and just playing. Love that orange Katie Jump Rope large floral...I have some scraps I am hoarding. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love this because it IS happy! I cannot believe you jumped in and made this after a few months of quilting. Then again you are an amazing talent and youre never afraid to just go for it.

You're an inspiration to me every time you post ! You remind me it's only fabric and the whole process is meant to be fun.

Sand and Sunshine said...

When I first loaded your blog I thought oh it's "Wonderfully Wonky" and sure enough as I read your post I saw you used that same word "Wonky". Truly it looks cheerful and happy. It fits in perfectly right where you have it hanging. I'll call it Bright and Beautiful as well.

flisa said...

Lovely quilt! I like what you are writing about worrying about techique. You are so right, just jump into it and have fun. Thank you for sharing!

Jill said...

Great quilt! I love the colors and a little wonkiness...even better :)

Carla said...

Those are always the best quilts,the first. I love the fabrics and colors. Thanks for sharing!

bethanndodd said...

The colors are so fun and I love that it isn't square :) It makes it more interesting. Happy quilting!

Mama Mel said...

I love this! The colors are so happy! :)

2miracles/Tove said...

Your quilt is so Happy! I really like it!

mngirltx said...

I agree with Mel and Tove...this is a really happy quilt!

pinsandneedles said...

I love this little quilt! The wonkiness makes it really work. It is so bright and cheerful!

meli B said...

What a great way to use up all the leftover backing fabric one seems to collect when trimming your quilt for binding. I love the way it sits off centre.

Rebecca Johnson said...

This has inspired me...that i should make a few small quick quilts..for kids deco! Its just gorgeous! I love the simple colors..simple design and great fabrics! xx

Sabine said...

So cute - so inspiring!

Carmen said...

I love this quilt it is so happy and forgiving, just the way I like them, ah! and super colorful, I love it!

Christine said...

I love how you used your scraps and the placement of the colors!

SplendorFalls said...

This is so fresh; I love it!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love looking at it too. Thanks for the reminder about quilting being fun.

Cynthia said...

What a fun quilt! Love it!

by Daisy said...

i couldn't agree more! and simples is always better!

Joanna said...

It's very pretty and clean looking. The quilt has a fresh look to it. Very nice.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

ok, I'm going through the quilt festival pics. I know I commented earlier on it, but just wanted to comment again and say the colors make me smile...

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's so sweet!

Eileen said...

fun, vibrant quilt. so reminiscent of those baby blocks that stack within themselves. thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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