Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2011

 Hi everyone!  I am so excited about this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It is one of my favorite times of the year because you get to visit so many wonderful blogs, see beautiful quilts, and discover new friends! 

Amy's Creative Side

I want to share my Scrappy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt today.  I finished this quilt in February of this year, and it is one of my favorites of all the quilts I have made over the past three years.  I started this quilt in 2008, which is when I truly started quilting. (Yes, it took me a while to finish!) I started collecting novelty fabrics and swapping with people online for bits and pieces of fun prints.  Once I had a collection, I cut them all up into 2.5" squares to make a disappearing nine patch block.  I used 2,052 squares to make the nine patches to make this quilt.  I used a black binding with bright polka dots, and I am so happy with it.  It works well to tie the quilt in together and picks up on the black 1/4" squares that are scattered throughout the quilt.






I am so happy with the way it turned out.  It is approximately 81 x 94", and my original plan was to use it on our full sized bed.  It is funny how things change as the years go by because since I started this quilt, I have had a daughter, who is nineteen months old now.  Instead of on my bed, it may eventually be on hers!  Even now, she loves to lay on it and look at all of the different novelty fabrics to spot all kinds of things, like tennis balls, fish, Auburn University, dogs, cats, and the list goes on and on.  I think she will enjoy spending time looking for different objects and learning what they are for a long time to come-at least I hope so!



There are so many different fun fabrics in this and I love how bright and scrappy it is.  It turned out to be a really neat way of showcasing so many fun prints that really have nothing to do with one another.  I wanted to use a close up picture, so you could get an idea of how many different prints are in this!




I wanted to make a pieced backing using fabrics from my stash, so I pulled out this house print, polka dots, and a jungle theme print.  I did have to go buy the red, but I think they work well together.  If you would like to visit my original post here, there are links to all of the steps in the process of making this craziness.  I made a tutorial for the disappearing nine patch, if you would like to make one of your own.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I am looking forward to visiting all of the people who comment here to see what you have been up to and to check out your beautiful quilts.

Have a great Blogger's Quilt Festival!

53 comments:

Vanessa said...

Seriously, wow! That just blows my mind. It's gorgeous!!

Sara said...

2.5" squares of gorgeous!! So fun with all those prints too!

Jennifer said...

Every time I see this quilt I'm just amazed! It is seriously cool!

Jennifer :)

Jolene said...

This is a seriously fun quilt! I'm afraid I'd never have the patience, but I'd love to have a quilt full of fun fabrics like this!

Tyra @ SilverLily Sews said...

Wow. This is an amazing quilt! Beautiful!

Patty D from NC said...

i've never seen a disappearing 9 patch with 2 1/2 blocks. Very fun!

Denise said...

This is gorgeous!!

Greenstylemom said...

Let me assure anyone reading the comments that this quilt is even better IRL! Love it, Audrey!

PS - my machine is getting serviced in 2 weeks. I'll let you know how it goes.

diplofam said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You have inspired me to try something (on a smaller scale :)) this summer with my scraps!

Katie B. said...

It is a masterpiece!

Kristen said...

WOW!!!
Oh my that is a lot of novelty prints! I adore the black which adds the perfect amount of interest.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Oh my gosh. This quilt is amazing! It is really beautiful too! Well done!

Venus de Hilo said...

Glorious! I've never been a fan of the disappearing 9-patch, but this changes my mind. Clearly it just needs to be done to excess!

Sabine said...

So lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Token Asian Friend said...

Whoa! So much work, and very very very pretty. How tiny are those? I love it.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow!!!! This is amazing!!! Incredible!!!

Marit said...

This is the best kind of "crazy". Love your quilt!
; )

fallingforpieces said...

An absolutely fantastic scrap quilt!

Notjustnat said...

It's truly beautiful quilt. It caught my eye going through the list - you must have had hours of enjoyment piecing it - Hugs Nat

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Oh wow, I hope to be able to try something like this one day. I love the scrappy look and the size of the quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

SewAmy said...

Wow! I wish I could see it in person.

Caren Kristine said...

wow. That is amazing!

liz said...

Love this quilt! I'm very impressed!

KatieQ said...

I like Disappearing 9 patch quilts, but I can't imagine making one with 2.5 inch squares. That's amazing, especially since you were a new quilter. Bravo!

Cheri said...

What a FUN quil!

Lisa said...

WOW! I love this quilt. I have done the DNP before, but not with squares this small. If looks just fabulous! Really fun.

Karen said...

What an awesome job! its so rewarding when your family members love your creations.

Sheila said...

I love your bright, beautiful, scrappy quilt!!!!

Cathy said...

Awesome and wow! I really love this quilt!

meli B said...

OMG! Well done for getting anything done with a toddler. Stunning quilt.

Eileen said...

Wonderful and I think this mightcbe what I use for the eye spy quilts I want to make for my grandkiddos! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Debbie said...

oh.my.goodness! That's amazing! Great quilt & perfect binding!

stitchinpenny said...

Love it. There are way too many pieces for me to ever try that, but I can appreciate it.

Haylee said...

OH MY HECK. Seriously I'm speechless, that thing is incredible! 2,052 squares? You're amazing! Seriously I'm kind of speechless right now..absolutely incredible job!

Karen said...

Wow. This is amazing. What a wonderful quilt. It looks so bright and inviting. Great effort!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Oh
My
Gosh

That is an awesome quilt. I have a huge stash of 2.5" strips, but I'm not sure I could contemplate this!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Wow...so much work...blows my mind!!

carol fun said...

This quilt is spectacular! I love love love it!!! it is bright and busy and big - all the qualities I admire in a great quilt.

Quilting Corner said...

You did a great job on this quilt. It's wonderful.
Etty

Anne at Film and Thread said...

This is just fantastic! So vibrant and lively and would be a blast to look at over and over.

Shay said...

Gotta say , Im a big fan of scrappy looking quilts and yours si struly uniquely beautiful.

I had a flash when I saw yours of your great grandchildren snuggling under it in future years This quilt will be well loved and soft and faded and snuggly by then and will have weaved it's magic on many members of your family along with the story of how you created it.

Only something truly beautiful could have such longevity. Thankyou for sharing it with us for festival.

Janet said...

This is tremendous! I love scrap quilting with little bits of fabric, but this looks daunting even to me.

Brittney said...

Holy scrap quilt! This is amazing, congratulations :)

JanetK said...

WOW! This is an incredible and inspiring scrappy masterpiece! Congratulations on finishing it.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I've been seeing the word WOW a lot in the comments but I say again ..... WOW!! This quilt is amazing. Just chock full of amazing colors and prints.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Holy cow, this is so cool!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

That is just lovely. So fun and happy. What a great quilt! And PS I love the mug rug below. So cute and wonderful embroidery.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness.... your quilt is IMPRESSIVE! I just swooned.

Siobhan said...

Wow, its a masterpiece not a quilt. Well done on a super job :)

Hollie said...

2052 squares?! That's one impressive quilt!

quirky granola girl said...

i really love that house print on the back. do you remember what line that is?

rlbates said...

Beautiful!

Vargáné Mária said...

I love your quilt! Fantastic!
Congratulations! Beautifull work!