Sunday, October 30, 2011

Strips on Stripes 2011.....an unexpected surprise.

Amy'sCreativeSideThere are so many beautiful quilts entered in this fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us, to share our work and celebrate each others creativity. Take the opportunity to enjoy....you won't be disappointed.

Thank you Amy, for all the work you do, to make this happen.

The quilt I would like to share with you has been.... a bit of an unexpected surprise for me. It started with a few fat quarters and me wanting to make a sample, for joining blocks, in a QAYG tutorial........I got a little carried away.


Also, there were quite a few Ticker Tape quilts, in the blog world, last January and I was trying to come up, with some way of avoiding, all those little pieces and all the stitching around each side. My first idea was strips...rather than little pieces. I then realized I preferred a cleaner finish....so I appliqued the strips to accomplish that.


I was rather surprised, by the lovely texture, in the finished quilt.


Quilt Back


I wanted to join the quilted blocks, in a more random manner, to avoid the look of the typical QAYG grid.

Also, right around this time Chawne knit a blanket that blew my socks off......I know, I was still dreaming about this blanket, as I made this quilt.

What did I learn throughout this process.....keep experimenting with new ideas and realize inspiration comes, in many different forms.

The quilt now resides, in Montreal, with my twenty-eight year old daughter.....she was visiting, took one look... and you know the rest of the story....

37 comments:

  1. I follow your blog and must say ALL your quilts amaze me. I especially love all the stripes and the randomness of this one. I'm so glad you shared it's story for the BQF!

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  2. I follow too and loved this quilt when it was posted a while back. Thank you for posting your tutorial as well :D

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  3. Your festival quilt is great looking....not just the concept but the fabs and the WAY you put the fabs together. Thank you for sharing your quilt with festival.

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  4. Yes, I follow too and I just love this quilt. Although, I don't think I've seen any of your quilts I don't love.

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  5. I agree - this quilt is amazing - and beautiful - and inspiring. Very cool!!

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  6. hi there...so glad u shared this one...sure to inspire many!!! xo

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  7. I love your quilts and your ability to share them with us on your blog. I too am a follower.

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  8. Another beautiful quilt! I admire your work.

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  9. I love this quilt and have it on my Pinterest board. SO glad to know a bit more about it. Bless Amy for keeping us connected! jan

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  10. I love your quilt, it's stunning. It looks fabulous in the room setting and goes so well the picture on the wall.It would look great in my living room too!

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  11. yeah, i'm in awe of your quilting. you know that already, but revisiting this project just reminds me of my quilter crush on you.

    :o)

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  12. I adore this quilt!! QAYG has never tempted me before, but now I'm looking forward to trying your tutorials. This is truly inspiring.

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  13. This has long since been one of my favorite quilts you have made. Thank you very much for sharing your ideas. It means a lot. Hugs

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  14. This is fantastic! The first thing I noticed was how textural looked! I really love this!

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  15. It is so nice to see this amazing quilt in the festival! I love it and I am sure your daughter is enjoying it. I wonder if you will make something similar for you?

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  16. I love the texture in this quilt and when you see that first photo at a quick glance it almost looks like a shelf stacked with books ;o)

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  17. ooooh.... this is SO beautiful! It does look like a woven blanket but better. amazing. really love it, I would have tried to scoop this had I had the chance :-)

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  18. It's gorgeous! I found your blog a few months ago and have just recently got brave enough to start work on my QASG quilt. It's great to try new things.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your story. I love the work you do. Wonderful quilt.

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  20. This is just stunning! Love your work...

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  21. What a fantastic idea. The stripes make it look so rich.

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  22. Your quilt seems quite original to me.
    Love it!
    I think it looks like stacks of magazines!!

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  23. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you no-reply bloggers. Thanks so much for your wonderful compliments.

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  24. This is so beautiful! It makes me want to sew right now!

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  25. Greetings from Hungary! I really like your Quilted. I love the color. The stapling is very nice. A very interesting pattern.

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  26. what a great quilt - i love the texture! =)

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  27. I really love the color play and texture in this quilt -- a very fresh, modern design. Thanks for sharing it!

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  28. I just adore your work. Always gorgeous!!

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  29. Love this quilt, but appliqué?? Each strip was appliqued? Wow, the patience...amazing!

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  30. This quilt is so amazing! So much wonderful color and texture, yet it is not overwhelming. I think the long strips give it a restful feel too.

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  31. Sigh....I AM IN LOVE! Luscious!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  32. It's beautiful. Every time I see it I can't help thinking that it would be great to touch it, to feel the texture.

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  33. Very awesome! I love how you used the stripes in different directions.

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  34. I absolutely love your use of striped fabrics in this quilt! I've been collecting stripes to use in patterns inspired by Anita Grossman Soloman. You've inspired a whole new set of stripey ideas! Thank you!!

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  35. Wow, what an inspirational quilt. It's gorgeous. did you sew between the appliqued strips? What a wonderful way to use up scraps.

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  36. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website prior to but right after searching by means of many of the article I recognized it is new to me. Anyways, I’m undoubtedly content I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back again usually!

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Marianne

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