Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. It is a wonderful way to see hundreds of quilts, meet new blogging friends and get tons of inspiration. My entry in the festival is my version of the  Jelly Roll 1600 quilt. This quilt is called "It's a Guy Thing"!



I've been collecting what I call "no color" fabrics for a long time. They are kind of taupish, kinda brownish, kinda greenish, kinda little bit of all. I came across a beautiful striped fabric that went perfectly with them. Forty strips, 38 rectangles and some extremely long seams later and the quilt top was done.

2 of the boys wanted to be included.
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a hard time finishing my quilts. Not that I don't want to, it's just that there are so many quilts I want to make that I go off on another project before the current quilt gets quilted and bound. Well not this time! It is 100% finished. I have a confession to make though. The only reason that happened was because I was asked to teach a class at the guild on my variations of the Jelly Roll 1600 and I needed at least 1 quilt completely done!

It took me awhile to decide on how to quilt it, finally deciding on plain old parallel lines, spaced 3/4" apart. Anything else I thought of took away from the masculine look.

This was my first time teaching a class and I was really nervous. Once I got over my initial fear I had a blast. Everyone said they enjoyed it and there were several completed tops by the end of the day. I am teaching again in December. That means the other quilts will get finished too!

Thanks for stopping by to hear my quilt's story. Please go visit the other blogs participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival! You won't be disappointed!

Happy Stitching
corina

31 comments:

Julie said...

Great guy quilt! and Congrats on finishing :)

Kristie said...

Perfect for the boys :) I love the warm color of these neutrals! The little stipe- pieces to break up the strips are just the right touch. Great job, Corina :)

MariQuilts said...

I really love this quilt....so glad you put it in the festival.

Sandra :) said...

It's magnificent, Corina - I love your "no colour" classification - I've also wondered where the heck those colours belong in my stash as well!

I'm aiming to have my Christmas sewing done by the beginning of December *knock on wood* so I hope to do my Jellyroll 1600 quilt then - I got the fabric from Connecting Threads and it's waiting patiently to escape the stash pile and come out to play! ;)

Sandra :) said...

P.S. Your boys are cuties - they probably wanted to pose with the quilt due to it's obvious manly nature - boys will be boys!!! :D

Quilter Going Bananas said...

glad I got to see the quilt up close and personal at the workshop on Saturday :)

K

Jolanda said...

Great job! I love your quilt. I saved the instructions to do a 1600 quilt and already have the jelly roll, so not to far away I will start mine:)

a good yarn said...

For a *no-colour* quilt it's stunning! The plain quilting design was a great choice. Delighted to read that despite your nerves your first class was a success. ann :-)

Tammy said...

Great jelly roll quilt Corina. I love the way you varied the pattern with the rectangles and the parallel straight lines is perfect for this quilt. Very good of you to include the boys in the photo shoot.

quilthexle said...

What a lovely quilt for a guy. Great use of colour, the quilt looks comfy and warm AND manly !!

Marg said...

I really love this quilt, love the colour and the design.

Margaret said...

I love your quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com
msolomo1@maine.rr.com

Peg said...

I love that quilt! Perfect entry for BQF!

Myra said...

Love this quilt Corina! Great photo with your fur-friends there too! 8-)

Margaret said...

It is wonderful. It is such a struggle to find masculine fabrics/colours and you've done it perfectly. My nephew has requested a quilt and this gives me ideas!

Karen said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! The stripe was a great addition. Love your choice of quilting too.

Martine Kuciel said...

quelle réussite ,superbe travail original:j'adore

MARIKA said...

Very nice work Quilt,

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love the monochromatic tones and the shots of stripes. Very soothing and calm. Perfect quilting too. Love it!!

Dan R said...

Such a handsome quilt

Kerstin said...

no color and so great!!!

Grüße
Kerstin

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Oh my. Here is my address so you can send it...... heh,heh. I absolutely love this quilt. Perfect COLORS, perfect quilting. It's just great. I am so glad I saw it here at the festival.

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I love your quilt. The colors are beautiful. Beautiful stapling.

Michelle said...

I was so excited to see your 1600 Jelly Roll quilt. I am getting ready to make my first one...hope it turns out as beautiful as yours!!

wendy said...

Teaching another class.....Wow! Wat to go! Love the dogs!

wendy said...

Oooops!...meant 'Way to Go!'
Also love the fabric you used for the backing on this quilt and the 'plain old parallel lines' look perfect.

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Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I think the straight line quilting looks perfect. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Eileen said...

Lovely! Realy looks great with your doggies and the tree...seems a perfect match. Thanks so much for sharing such a cool, interesting quilt. Have a great day

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! This quilt is so stunning!!!! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla

needlesandpins said...

What a wonderful quilt and also a great inspiration to me.
Brigitte/Austria