Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Amy's Creative Side

I just finished this quilt a couple days ago and I am so excited to share it with you!  My daughter calls it Rainbow Scrappy.  I love it for several reasons.  I used my favorite scraps to make it.  Each piece reminds me of a quilt I have made, especially the border because that fabric is on my bed quilt.  The entire top is from scraps and I still have more left over!  


I quilt for our church's quilt ministry and have been wanting to quilt something special on the quilts but haven't known what to do.  This week I had an idea to quilt words around the border.  But which words?  Our quilts usually go to those who are hurting, but I thought a healing verse would be too hard to start with.  So I decided to quilt some names of Jesus separated by a little motif. 


I printed out the words I wanted to use and laid it out on the quilt.  It was like doing a puzzle to get the right fit.  I used the words like a pantograph, but they were upside down or backwards.  Fortunately, it wasn't too hard to trace them that way with the laser light.  You just have to think which way the letters go and do the opposite.



I am glad I tried something new.  Maybe next time I'll use a bolder thread!  I haven't made myself a quilt except for my bed and now that it's done I love it so much I want to keep it.  I need to get busy and make another quilt for the ministry! 


 Thanks for looking and enjoy the festival!

20 comments:

  1. Love rainbow quilts, they look so happy!

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  2. A very special quilt. And a lot of work to put all the scraps together. Get busy for the second one!

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  3. This is gorgeous! Rainbow quilts are my favourite!

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  4. Super quilt....you did a very good job with the scraps and love the words as a special touch. Beautiful.

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  5. It's beautiful! Love that you added the words.

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  6. great color!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  7. So pretty and happy! I love scrappy and rainbows!

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  8. Very impressive quilting. I love words and quilt! I use lots of texts fabrics and have pieced letters, but I've never tried quilting words. Might have to give it a go sometime.

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  9. Such an uplifting quilt. Great job with the words.

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  10. wonderful gradation of colors
    Beautiful!!!
    Ann

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  11. Lovely range of colours! I love word on quilts as well and it is fun to play around with what will fit where.

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  12. Such a beautiful quilt, Shannon, and I love that you used words in the borders. That's one of my favorite things to do on our ministry quilts - but I usually just throw in words like "peace" "joy" "hope" "love" in the quilting on the body of the quilt. Kind of makes it an I-Spy quilt! And it echoes our prayers for the recipient. I really enjoy following the news about your quilt ministry - keep up the good work!!

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  13. such a beautiful quilt and for such a lovely cause! love the words. it's all just great. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  14. un joli dégradé ,des couleurs lumineuses pour cette belle réalisation

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  15. It's gorgeous and I think the quilting is so cool!

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  16. Happy, happy quilt! I like that bright yellow in there a lot. What a great quilt to use up some of your leftover scraps.

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