Friday, May 21, 2010

Crazy Mix Up


When I first thought about doing the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I decided not to because I didn't think that my work was worthy of it and that my quilting wasn't that good. But after thinking of it, I decided that who cares. I have very loved and cared quilts and that is something to be proud of. 

I have decided to enter my Crazy Mix Up quilt. It right now describes me! Pull a little bit of this and that to make this block, cut that block up and put it together and you get a very Pretty quilt. Individual blocks may not be that "good looking" or nicely put together, but when you step back and look, you see a very creative and colorful quilt. Like me! 

When I made this I was apart of the Old Red Barn Quilt Along and followed along on one of the quilt alongs. I learned new block styles that I had never tried or thought of trying before. 

The fabric I used was mostly hand me downs that were given to me that were passed from person to person. Then other fabrics were found in the dollar bin at Walmart. I think they all turned out very nice, creative and pretty. 

It currently rests on my bed and has been there for several months. It is one of my husband's FAVORITE quilts and that in and of itself makes it priceless to me. 

18 comments:

shellysquilts said...

This is a FABULOUS quilt! Thanks for sharing. Well done!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I'm SO glad you are sharing your quilt! I love the movement in the top, and the colors are fun! Snuggling with your sweetie under it def. makes it priceless :)

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely quilt!

Congratulations! You are the third winner in my giveaway! You have won the surprise package of craft and sewing supplies!
Thanks so much for entering!
Please email me with your address so I can send your parcel!

Janet said...

This quilt looks fabulous on your bed and you even have matching pillows! Your colours are very effective. I would never have thought to use that colour scheme.

amber said...

that is a great quilt

Rafael's Mum said...

A fabulous quilt! the mixed up feel is just what gives it its charm!

Miri said...

Great quilt! I love crazy quilts-this one is adorable!

(BTW, I'm showing a reproduction style crazy quilt for the Festival!)

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I love this quilt and glad you decided to share it. I have been thinking about making a "Crazy Quilt" and I think your beautiful quilt has made me given me the confidence I needed to go for it!

PJ said...

Being a scrappy-quilt lover, I must say your quilt is amazzzing. Thanks for sharing it!

SheilaC said...

I am so glad you decided to share your quilt! I love it!!

SheilaC

Catherine said...

This is a lovely scrappy quilt and I cn see why your husband is drawn to this one. The matching pillows look great on your bed with it! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. said...

Such a cool quilt! I love the pillows you made too.

Lisa Klingbeil said...

This quilt is wonderful and wonky! LOVE it. Just my style!!

Karen said...

It reminds me a little of the Gees Bend quilts. Just geat!

Laurel H. said...

I'm SO glad you decided to share your quilt with us. I love it! I especially love the abstract-ness of it. :)

Eileen said...

fun quilt--like the colors, the blocks and the whole look of it. sorry about your grandmother!! hard to lose those we love and als is a hard disease. have friends and family in orem, but haven't been there in years. thanks for sharing the quilt

Janet Brady said...

I'm so glad you overcame that negative voice in your head. Sometimes I think that voice is our worst enemy! I love how your simple blocks and hand me down fabrics came together to make something really beautiful and interesting. Love the throw pillows too.

Michelle said...

I glad you decided to enter! I'm very partial to scrappy quilts, and your was made in the true tradition of "making do" with what you have. It is a very a warm, happy quilt.