Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Festival of Strings and May Finish

UPDATE: I'm a finalist! I'd love it if you'd vote for my little quilt. Who knows, maybe I'll win that ginormous roll of batting! 

Rachel's Scrap Attack Quilt Along has come to an end and it's time for the Festival of Strings!

I'm so very happy with how this baby quilt came out. It's bright, colorful and super-scrappy... basically, everything I love in a quilt. I've always daydreamed about making something like this, and now that I have tried it I most definitely need to make one for myself someday.

I used Jolene's Scrappy Strip Quilt tutorial as a starting point for this quilt, and I quickly found that assembling the blocks was quite liberating. I didn't think too hard about whether or not the prints would work well together, I just trusted my instincts and introduced about a million different prints to each other.

And you know what? I think they all ended up good friends!

I quilted this little beauty using a loose geometric design, and it's been backed and bound. Now I just have to deliver the quilt to my friend, who is expecting her baby in just a few weeks. I think it looks just perfect for a baby... of course, that's my baby below so maybe I'm biased!

I'm also linking this post up as my May finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes over at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.

28 comments:

  1. This is such a great quilt. Love all the fabrics you fearlessly put together.:)

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    1. Thank you, Audrey! I had a blast throwing all those prints together and I'm so pleased by how everything turned out.

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I will definitely have to make another one of these for myself one of these days.

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  3. I love this quilt! It is so my favorite kind: scrappy mishmash. That last photo! With that baby! Oh my. I'm of the opinion that bright colors are good for infant development, so scrappy really IS best, right?

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    1. She's my little sweetie and I can't get enough of her in that photo! I love your description of this style of quilt: scrappy mishmash. I couldn't have thought of a better way to describe it. And yes, I'm thinking scrappy is definitely best when it comes to infant development. ;)

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  4. It's absolutely beautiful Michelle!!! You are amazing! I need to make my way back to the sewing machine... it's been calling my name but things keep getting in the way. ;) (life) little Miss C is getting so big!!! where does the time go? I need to email you, I'll try to get to that soon. xoxox

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    1. Robyn, I'm so very glad you like it! One of these days you'll need to slip some of your sewing into your blog. :)

      She is getting big, isn't she? I can hardly believe that she's going to be 7 months old soon. Eeeek! xoxo

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  5. So gorgeous! I just love all the color. I've used this block from Jolene's blog as well and just loved it. You're right. It is so very freeing to just piece all your scraps together and see what happens. What a lucky friend!

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    1. It's good to hear from another blogger who is in love with this block! Jolene is one of my favorite quilt bloggers. It was nice of her to share that tutorial. Thanks for stopping by – I'm glad you enjoyed seeing my quilt! :)

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  6. Love it! It is so colorful and fun, perfect for a baby quilt :)

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    1. Thank you, Kat! And thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. Nothing makes a quilt better than a baby on it! Well done!

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    1. Truer words have never been spoken! Babies really do make everything better, don't they? I'm so glad you like the quilt. Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. THIS IS SO INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! people amaze me. you are SO talented! I love how fun and colorful and vibrant it is. Incredible! Wait, your baby is 7 months old now? How did THAT happen???? :)

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    1. You are seriously the sweetest, Melissa! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you love the quilt as much as I do. If it was lap-sized I might have had trouble parting with it. ;) As to Little Miss C. Being nearly 7 months old. CRAZY!!!! It seems like just yesterday when I held her for the first time. xoxo

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  9. Oh, fantastic! So much variation and so much color. This one is scraptastic.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I'm so glad you love how it turned out. I'm definitely going to have to make one for myself. And thank you for choosing my little quilt to be a finalist - I'm humbled to see it alongside such amazing quilts.

      Also, I want you to know that I really love your Scrap Attack QA. I had such a good time last year and really looked forward to this year's QA (which was loads of fun too). I hope you plan to do another one next year!

      xoxo

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  10. You're a finalist! And I voted for you!!! I love it! So bright and happy for a baby. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you so much for your vote, Mar! I'm still so stunned that my little quilt is a finalist! Eeek!

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  11. I love your quilt! And it's helping me to keep going with one I wasn't so sure about. :) I'm glad you made the finalists. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jodi! Ooooh, now I can't wait to see what your quilt looks like. I hope you're able to post about it soon!

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  12. Love the scrappy look. I would say it's a great baby quilt...perfect for little fingers who want and need lots of texture and movement. Good luck in the competition!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait for my friend to receive it!!

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