Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry: Favorite Scrappy Quilt

I'm entering my Patchwork Love quilt in the Favorite Scrappy Quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I made this quilt for the Tula Pink Sewalong hosted by Sew Sweetness; I loved Tula's original quilt (shown at the bottom of this post) but knew that what made it so neat was the machine quilting, and I just didn't have those kind of skills. So I went the patchwork route instead! 

I randomly pieced together large "blocks" in each of the four colors I chose and then made them fit together. You can see the quilt, pre-assembly, below.
I really loved piecing this--no rules, no measuring...

I quilted it on my home machine. Straight lines in the letters, pebbles around the letters, and then a diagonal pattern of straight lines, wavy lines and larger circles radiating out from the center.

Tula's original LOVE quilt:

I hung my version in our guild's show 2 weeks ago, and now I'll be sending it off to Margaret's Hope Chest, an organization that gives quilts to those in need in the Grand Rapids area.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your version!! The improv piecing is fab - and such great texture!

  2. You did Tula's original proud! I love this scrappy improv version. Your quilting ain't too shabby either! :)