May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival 5-2010


It's time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Here's the link http://www.amyscreativeside.com/  I made this quilt for my daughter who lives far away from me in Florida.  I was inspired to make this pattern which is a Liberated Shoo Fly by reading the book Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston.  That book is now out of print, but Gwen Marston has recently published another book called Liberated Quiltmaking II and it has similar directions.  I used an assortment of solid colors for the background of the blocks, and then I added scraps galore.  I try to use my scraps whenever I can, as you can see.  I included scraps in the borders.  But my scraps seem to multiply nevertheless.  This quilt was so much fun to sew.  I like to just throw colors together--I'm not the interior decorator type, I guess.  I free-motion quilted on my sewing machine.

20 comments:

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I think throwing the fabrics together works very effectively in your quilt! I bet your daughter loves it!

Sharon said...

This is great, Roz! What a happy quilt!

And yeah, those scraps just keep mulitplying!

True Blue Nana said...

I love liberated shoo fly, one of my very favorites. I love how you used solid colors for the background. I am not the interior decorator type either. I tend to put random colors together and often it turns out. I used orange and pink recently and loved it.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Looks great! nice and scrappy!!

AnnieO said...

What a jaunty, happy quilt! It's amazing how colors work together. I like your sashing and the border to bring it all together. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Miri said...

Great shoo-fly quilt! (Its one of my favorite patterns!) Love the colors!

Alexis said...

Great scrappy quilt!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The shoo fly is one of my favorite blocks, and I love the way you did it in the liberated style. Very pretty!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Love it!
Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar

Rose said...

I bet your daughter loves it!

SewCalGal said...

Fun quilt. Lovely colors!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Scrappy quilts are great and this one is no exception. Great job

Ariane said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lis said...

Love the colour combinations you've "thrown together", Lis x

Roslyn said...

I must check out Gwen's books, liberated sounds very good to me! My scraps multiply way faster than I can use them so I am in admiration of someone who makes such good umillyskise of them!

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quitls said...

I love the scrappy look of it. I think I'm inspired to try the Shoofly block. Hmm.....Sew On!

Sandra said...

what a fun and cheery shoo fly/churn dash-one of my fav blocks.
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Laurel H. said...

Great choice for the Fest entry, Roz!

Eileen said...

very nice--fun you were able to use up scraps--i'm so bad about that unless i'm making little books for my grandkiddos. love the border.

Karen said...

Love the colours in this quilt.