22 May 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2012

Amy's Creative Side

Hi everyone!  I had to jump in again (on the last day mind you) and join the Bloggers' Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  Click on the button above to see 500+ quilts that have been entered this spring!

This year I'm showing the quilt I made for my husband for Christmas.  It's the "Boyfriend Quilt" from the book Modern Mix by Jessica Levitt.  The main fabrics were from the Outfoxed line by Lizzy House purchased at Sew Fresh on Etsy.  There's also a bit of Lush and some Kona sable and coffee. 

Modern Mix book and fabrics
Quite the selection of Orange and Brown!
OK, I went a little crazy on the fabric.  Above are the fabrics I chose (at the beginning - a few fell out), and below are the ones that made the reject list!  I didn't end up using the light pink or the salmon pearl bracelet fabric for the 'brick' area.  They just weren't masculine enough!
Loved but rejected fabrics, the purple circles from Outfoxed made it into the final quilt

More rejects!
The fabric below was my inspiration for the quilt.  My husband also LOVES orange and brown, so the Outfoxed line was perfect!!
Outfoxed print
  As you can see from the photo below, the quilt didn't end up exactly square.  I was able to make up some of the difference in the borders, but I learned not to work from one side when doing a quilt in strips.  You end up with no leeway on that side!

quilt top before borders
Detail of some of the strips

Detail of the 'brick' area
 I quilted it using straight lines (improv- I didn't mark) with orange thread.  The back is solid Kona coffee and the orange lines look super cool from the back.


Finished quilt

13 comments:

  1. I love it - I haven't touched my Outfoxed stash yet but this has given me a nudge. Love the "textured" neutral bands...

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  2. How cool is that new quilt. It reminds me of the new mosaic tile, which is really glass. You did a good job. It looks great. Mom

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  3. des couleurs originales un modèle d'un grande simplicité mais quel résultat !

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  4. I love how the straight line quilting just brings it all together and adds such great texture. Bravo!

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  5. This is really great, i love this:))

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  6. I love your color selections and the quilting really compliments the design.

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  7. Wow I love your palette . It looks so good as a quilt. Nice job.

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  8. this is great! i did an outfoxed quilt as soon as it came out, with the same colourway as you, but i still have the pink/blue colourway stashed away. it looks fabulous in a strip quilts, maybe that's what i'll do with mine!

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  9. I love your fabric choices here. The quilt is awesome too. Have a great week.

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  10. Very pretty!
    This is one of my favorite designer and my favorite line of hers...
    Love the layout, very fresh and modern!
    ; )

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  11. I like that. Great job with color!

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  12. bonjour,
    je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que cela ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance
    cordialement

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