Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Oct 2011

Well when Amy announced that the bloggers quilt festival was starting on the 28th I decided that I needed to make a quilt quick smart! I set myself the challenge of making 12 quilts this year and I am failing! So that meant not many quilts to share, so I thought I would get my finger out and get on with it.

Earlier this year I decided that I would take part in the Naked Bed challenge, I found out about it really late though, there were only a few weeks until the deadline. I bought some fabric and made this strip

but that was as far as I got, until this week!
So here is my improv quilt that I made for myself, sorry about the pictures, its morning here and the garden is in shade so the coloyurs haven't come out brilliantly.



I confess, it's not completely finished, the binding is not on yet! If you head back next week then it should be done. (I only just finished the quilting 10 minutes before writing this post)
I was going to straight line quilt diagonally 1 inch apart all over, but I got bored! so I improved the quilting too.


I really love this quilt and it's the first quilt that I have ever made for myself. Ooh and I love my birdy clothes pegs too!

Thank you for visiting, feel free to leave a comment and I would love it if you decided to follow me or visit again. I'm a pretty new blogger, I only started blogging at the last bloggers quilt festival but I have got lots of exciting plans coming up, fabric swaps tutorials and of course more makes!

Here are a few of my recent makes

I'm off to check out the other quilts in the festival (after i've made myself a cuppa), head over there and see the talent, here is the link (I cant get the button to work!)


53 comments:

Rebecka said...

I love your quilt and the different directions of quilting designs are interesting. I'm glad you get to keep this one for yourself. Thanks for sharing it.

Elizabeth D. said...

I adore the quilting you did on this quilt! The improv work you did here is just stunning, great job :)

Karen said...

Your quilt loks really goodI love the design you have created and the way it is quilted. Lovely work!

notes of sincerity said...

Fabulous quilt. :o)

Esch House Quilts said...

Great quilt! I think the different quilting directions really work well with the improv piecing.

Carla said...

It still looks amazing!

Laura said...

What a lovely quilt! And even better for being all yours :) I especially like the improv quilting. It works so well with the piecing.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I actually love how you quilted it! It fits well with the design. Thanks for sharing!

Ethne said...

What a fun quilt - I love this

Carla said...

hi Charlotte...what a fun quilt..it reminds me of a flag. very nice!

Shevvy said...

I love making it up as you go along, this proves its a great way to create fun quilts.

Allegory said...

Love how it came together! And those birdie clips are the cutest ever.

Michelle said...

Wow that is alot of quick quilting, did you eat and sleep. On my bucket list to try an improv quilt.

Valentina said...

How Interesting! It is so obvious that you have been having fun with this quilt! thanks for sharing! :)

ladybugquilting said...

I love improv Quilts, and your's is stunning!

Hollie said...

Oh I really, really love this! What a gorgeous quilt!

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

Looks great with all the different quilting. Well done :-)

Kit Lang said...

the quilting is really innovative on this quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)

Eileen said...

What a great quilt. Love how you've done this and quilting is great. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Rachel said...

Very cool and modern! What fun project!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!! The quilting is fabulous!!

Shari said...

What a charming improv quilt! It's good to just go for it!

Anonymous said...

how wonderfully creative!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Deborah O'Hare said...

Really striking!

laura said...

cool improv. i like the effect the improv quilting gives too.

Annabella said...

Love your improv quilt! Well done for whipping one up in time for the festival...I love the colours you have used against the crisp white. I would love to follow you but the button isn`t showing (?!)

life`srichpattern at gmail dot com

Peg said...

unique - just enough color to let the strips stand out beautifully!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love the improv quilting. It adds to the character of the quilt. :)

Lily said...

I love the abstract-ness of this quilt! It reminds me of the book - Quilting Line and Color that I bought earlier this year. Here's the Amazon link-

http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Line-Color-Techniques-Abstract/dp/1596683333/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1319919698&sr=8-20

If you don't have this book, you should get it! It's just your style! Thanks, Lily.

Jean said...

I love the improv look-- from the piecing to the quilting. Also looking at your recent makes -- the dancer block made me smile. That would be so awesome for a ballerina.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I am fascinated with modern quilts. You did a wonderful job on this.

felicity said...

This caught my eye right away in the links - I *love* your design and your quilting choices. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

What a lovely quilt! I love that the quilting is improv, too.

Sherry said...

You did a great job on this quilt. I love it!

grendelskin said...

I'm with them (points up); the improv quilting is perfect for the quilt. My Naked Bed quilt is only a top still, you've inspired me to dig it out and attempt to finish it! Thanks for sharing it.

Kathy said...

What a uniquely modern style quilt. I love the simple color scheme.

Flying Blind... said...

Nice one Lotti xxx

Julia said...

Love, love, love this improvised modern quilt. Great job!

Sharon said...

This is a great Improv quilt! A good design - I like the bits of green you put in for contrast. You did some wonderful quiltng as well. Good job! And Yay! that you get to keep it!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Awesome improvisation! It really clicks and the quilting makes it perfect. Thanks for sharing, binding or not~

Shannon said...

I LOVE your quilt and I especially love how everything about it was uplanned! I swear those projects are often the best! VERY NICELY DONE!

quilthexle said...

Lovely modern style quilt. It's amazing how it works out when you just trust the process - thanks for sharing !!

Lyanna L. said...

Love the feel of this quilt - it is totally my style. So fun that when you don't plan you end up with an amazing project! =)

Carissa said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I love it :-)

What Comes Next? said...

great quilt! thanks for sharing!

Maureen T. said...

Love your quilt!! Fresh design and wonderful quilting!

Heidi said...

Love it

Staci said...

What an interesting quilt. You must have had so much fun making it! Thanks for sharing it!

tusen said...

I like it very much. Great idea with the irregular stripes and the quilting is nice, too. It would be great to see it fully finished.

Debbie said...

I love what you just threw together!

Martha said...

What a beautiful quilt...thank you for sharing it.

sleepycathollow said...

I'm glad you got bored with diagonal quilting...as the improv turned out awesome!

Ginka said...

I was checking out last years bloger quiltfest and saw this quilt. I love it, and you designed it!! I love when people do their own designs, this one is a success.
gina 3/2013