Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Every time it rolls around, I think I will plan ahead, be ready, and finish a brand new quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Well, here we are again, and no new quilt is finished.  So you get to see this one again.  It is made from Elizabeth's Hedgerow Quilt pattern.

I have a friend who is hard to buy for, because she can just get what she wants/needs when she wants it.  She, however, LOVES Raggedy Ann and Andy.  I happened to find a FQ pack with them on it, so I just added to it to make the hedgerow blocks.  This is my lovely back, which I almost like more than the front.  I may have gone slightly overboard on making the blocks.  :)

I do like red/white/blue quilts a lot, but I feel like this one was too much the same and didn't have enough contrast w/in the blues and reds.  I learned (again) about how I am not as fond of super matchy-matchy quilts.  It's better when the colors are a little off from each other -- more visual interest.

I made the quilt 5 blocks x 6 blocks.  I had originally planned to make it 6x6, but I decided that was too big.  That's how the other 6 blocks ended up on the back.  I always go too big.  I seem to think bigger is better.  Finished quilt is 72 x 86.

Now go check out all the other great quilts in the festival!  I love this time of year!

Amy's Creative Side

(Sorry!  I couldn't get the link to work just on the button!  I swear I used to know how to do that!  :P)


Quilt+Bitch said...

This quilt is beautiful. Your choice of color and laying out the pattern is beautiful!

Elaine M said...

Wonderful quilt and the back is lovely.

Cindy said...

Red/white/blue quilts are always so nice. Yours is lovely. And I love the back.

Happy Quilt Festival.

CitricSugar said...

It's lovely - your piecing is beautiful! I know firsthand how tricky narrow strips can be but yours are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Oh your friend must have been beside herself! You can buy love like goes into a hand made quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Lonci said...

Love the blue with the red, this is one amazing quilt:))

Michele said...

I love this Raggedy Ann quilt :-) She's going to love it!

Valerie said...

Oooh love the fabrics in this. I'm partial to red and blue or red white and blue myself. :)