Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2011

I'm so excited to join the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. What a great idea! Thank you, Amy, for bringing us together.



I decided to share the Sunshine and Candy quilt I finished recently. I'm a new quilter, and this is only my second full size quilt. I made it for my lovely 2 years old grandson.

I got the inspiration of the quilt from a tutorial by Kathie of Sew Kathie Did (thank you, Kathie, for this great tutorial!), and I fell in love with the endless possibilities of play with value and color.

I got introduced to quilting back in the 90s in Los Angeles. I loved the fabrics, color and creativity, but managed to do very little, and abandoned quilting entirely when we went back to Israel in 1994. Since I started quilting seriously a few months ago I saw all these bright beautiful fabrics, so different from my old stash, and decided that this quilt will be colorful and bright as well. I tried to used many boys' fabrics, some new and some from my old stash.



I pulled out many fabrics, divided them to light, medium and dark, and made half triangles. Arranging the blocks on the design wall was great fun, I enjoyed it immenesly.





The back is also pieced. I used
Marbleous” by Robert Kaufman for the background, and added some of the leftover blocks. I used cotton batting, very soft and supple, gives the quilt a wonderful drape. I kept the quilting minimal, just straight lines along the big dark and light diamonds.




The binding is "its a hoot" eggs in marshmallow cherry by MoMo for Moda.
All together I used more than 40 different fabrics.



My grandson loves the quilt. He plays "I spy" with the different pictures on the fabrics, great fun for all.

It was a great pleasure working on this quilt. I loved organizing the HTS on the design wall, it really gave me joy seeing the quilt taking shape, just looking at my work made me happy. I love this quilt. Thanks to you wonderful quilters sharing your work and giving me so much inspiration, and sepacial thanks again to Kathie. Thank you Amy for the opportunity to share my quilt with this great community, here is the link:



Noga

27 comments:

  1. Great example of a colour value quilt

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  2. So bright and cheerful - I love it!

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  3. It's awesome!!!

    The flickr group is here:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1066616@N23/

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  4. Wonderful quilt! Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial and for participating.

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  5. Good name for your quilt. It reminds me of a bag of Skittles. Awesome job!

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  6. Wonderful. Great job with the value....you did a good job with it and that's not easy. Love the playful colors.

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  7. Beautiful bright cheery quilt - I'd be playing I spy, too!

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  8. What a happy mix of colors. Just darling!

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  9. What a fun quilt! Love your use of color and fabric!! Welcome back to quilting!!! Hugs!

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  10. Wonderful quilt for kids. I'm sure he has lots of fun "i-spying" with it.

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  11. What a wonderfull quilt! I love the colors, the design, the fabric.....just everything!

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  12. wow, that's only your 2nd quilt! Fantastic job. Beautiful value quilt!

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  13. Beautiful quilt, Noga. I love brights! I like how you put the extras on the back.

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  14. Very beautiful quilt! I just love the value quilts and want to make one soon. This has really inspired me!

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  15. Very sweet quilt, & I love the binding you chose.

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  16. I love what you did with this quilt. Kid quilts are the greatest! Very nice job!

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  17. What a cute rendition of the values quilt. Love it.

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  18. Love the colors! Beautiful!

    LaDonna

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  19. sew beautiful!!! LOVE the colors. definitely sunshine & candy. :)

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  20. Fabulous! Great use of scrap fabrics!

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  21. Your quilt is so bright and vibrant. It's wonderful!

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  22. Beautiful quilt, so cheerful!

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  23. Beautiful quilt! I love the color values and the eye-spy fabrics, just perfect. Glad you are enjoying so much fun with your grandson!

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  24. That's gorgeous! So warm and cozy!

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  25. Wonderful. Love the bright colorful quilt for your fortunate little grandson. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Making I spy quilts for my grandchildren and wish I'd seen this before cutting them all out. Oh, well...maybe I can use some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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