Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I have been anxiously counting down the days until the Blogger's Quilt Festival and it's FINALLY here! I've been waiting to blog about this quilt just for this occasion and now I can finally share this quilt with all the fellow bloggers!


"ENVY"



The fun story behind this quilt goes a little something like this:

Green is my favorite color, and I thought I would LOVE to make a quilt out of all my green fabric, but I didn't have enough greens in my stash and even if I did, would it all go together?  So, I gave my friends a mission - anytime they went to a quilt store, yard sale, auction, etc., if they wouldn't mind, I would love it if they could pick out a piece of green fabric they liked (any shade, pattern, etc) bring it back to me and I would put it in this quilt!  Well, my friends did an OUTSTANDING job and I ended up with a HUGE stack of EVERY shade of green imaginable, I even got some fabric from other states while friends were on vacation! 

Now, I had some definate decisions to make, I have all this fabric - what pattern do I want to do? Do all these greens really just go together? Do I make several quilts in different shades?  I finally came up with the conclusion - GREENS JUST GO - any shade, any pattern, so just use them all together!

I liked the idea of using a "add-a-piece" type of quilt pattern so that it would have a mosaic tile & grout feeling that emphasized each individual piece. When my friends see the quilt, they always ask where their piece of green is and then we go looking for it like a "Where's Waldo?"  This quilt measures approximately 70 x 70 inches, with polyester batting, and was long armed quilted by the fabulous gals down at Melear's Fabric in Salem, MO.  

Just for fun - enlarge the photos and see what fun fabrics you can spot!  (Hint: there are limes, owls, watermelons, stars, leafs, and many, many more interesting prints!)

Thanks again to Amy for putting on this fabulous festival!  It's so much fun to look at what everyone is up too! Thanks for stopping by to look, leave me a message and let me know you were here so I can return the favor and come see your quilt too!

Amy's Creative Side

24 comments:

Tanya said...

How fun! Way to get your friends involved. I love that style of quilting...so much work! It looks beautiful.

Kate said...

Looks fabulous!

Sabine said...

This quilt is fantastic - such a clean fresh look to it. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

I love it! Its super fun and made me think for a minute that green is maybe my favorite color, but then I realized I was just green with 'envy'. This quilt is perfectly named! Thanks for sharing it!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun quilt!! I love that it works as an eye spy quilt.

Sandra said...

What a great modern version of the antique tile quilts. Thanks for sharing.
Come see my entries: 212 repro cheddar stars and
216 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh, wow, I love this!! My husband would love it even more - green is his fave color as well. This quilt looks like it was so much fun to make!

Jane said...

What a fun quilt! I envy you. And yes, all greens go together. My mother's decorating rule is this, "If I put it together, it goes together!" She is 92, so I guess she knows. Thanks for sharing!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

fallingforpieces said...

Love it! Scrappy, craziness that might not really "match" is the best kind of quilting!

Saffron Craig said...

What a great post.I am a green lover as well.. I know it is one of the hardest colours to do a tonal quilt. So must have been a big challenge.
So much happiness in this quilt.

ANudge said...

Great story, great quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

I love it and the story behind it! So fun. And all the greens look fantastic together!

Andrea Pisano said...

it looks fab! green is very cool .I like the photo too

Baa-Me Kniits said...

What fun!! I loved all the different green fabrics...lovely work :-)

Melinda said...

I love green! And I really like the idea of a mosaic look! Yours is great!

Laurel H. said...

Great story, and great quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

Your friends are very nice to you. What a great quilt.

Cynthia said...

This is really stunning! I love all the greens, and what great friends you have that will fabric shop for you! Lucky girl! :)

Eileen said...

love your beautiful verdant quilt!! and how fun to have fabrics that your friends have helped you gather--so fun. love how you did the "grout" lines. i think this is something i'd like to try but probably in my colors of pinks and purples. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great with so many greens in it. Love the way your friends all helped out.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love the quilt and I love how you collected the fabrics also! So fun.

Hollie said...

Oh my god! I love this quilt and I love the story behind it. Green is my favorite color too!

Sherry said...

What a fun quilt! Love it.

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