Monday, July 11, 2011

Quilt top for Virtual Quilting Bee

One of the reason I love my online sewing community is that it gives me the chance to participate in things like Virtual Quilting Bees. I have participated in a few of them, but this one that I'm in right now is my favorite mix of people so far. Probably because some of my best online friends are participating in it with me. :]

scraps

We started in May and I got to go first! I rifled through my scrap bin and pulled out some of my all time favorite fabrics and got to work assembling them into little bundles to send to each of my bee members.

I asked them to loosely follow Annela's crazy scrappy block tutorial and make me some crazily colorful blocks.

Isn't this just going to be the most terrifyingly awesome quilt you've ever seen??! #beetweet - 152.365

As soon as the blocks started coming back to me in the mail I knew that the quilt was going to be a bit scary. I keep referring to it as terrifyingly awesome. I know the scrap vomit thing going on here isn't for everyone - but for me, these fabrics are a reminder of lots of the projects I've done in the past 3 or so years.

Nine blocks so far for my terrifyingly awesome #beetweet quilt

I had been planning on adding sashing in between the blocks to break up all the color a little bit, but once I got 9 blocks back and saw how they looked next to each other I started toying with the idea of just butting the blocks up to each other. If you're going to go terrifyingly awesome scrappy vomit crazy might as well do it 100%, right?

#BeeTweet quilt top

Yesterday I got 12 of the blocks sewn together into the beginning of the quilt top - and I'm LOVING how it looks. Once I get 4 more blocks done I'll sew one more column on, making it a square quilt. It should end up being around 70" square - these are BIG 17" blocks.

This is going to be a couch quilt just for me - and the more I think about it the more I'm glad I'm not doing a plain sashing - the crazyness of all the colors will hide my ice cream drips better ;]

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I'm linking up today at Megans awesome blog, Canoe Ridge Creations for Sew Modern Monday!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

and at Tip Junkie for Tip Me Tuesday

Tip Junkie handmade projects

19 comments:

  1. Eeeee, LOVE! Super awesomely scrappy! Great choice on no sashing, this is really fun! :)

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  2. It looks great! I would be nervous about putting it all together without sashing also but it just shows you never know. I guess that's what design walls are for.

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  3. It looks awesome! Everyone made great blocks!

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  4. Oh, love your scrappy quilt! I finished a mini quilt using Aneela's tute last week, I love how yours is looking - amazing how different they can all be!

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  5. that is really lovely! i did a block like that for one of the girls for the bee i am in. it was a really fun block to do and it is rally fun to be completely free and let the block just appear. i love love the scrappy look also. i am usually a sashing person but i am with you... no sashing for this!

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  6. I love this so much!! Scrappy quilts really are the best-- I think you were right to just go for it and sew all the blocks together. Awesome!

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  7. Scrappy, wild, wonderful friends, all add up to a terrific quilt!

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  8. just wonderful - you're so right to leave out the sashing on this one ... Love it

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  9. Oh it looks AWESOME I love scrappy quilts. I did a log cabin style once from all my scraps and I can sit on it for hours thinking about where each piece came from.

    YAYNESS!

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  10. Very fun! Scary crazy works!

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  11. OMG, Erin, I love this!! I love the crazy, scrappy look, and I'm glad you're making it square, I really dig square quilts at the moment :) Super awesome bee blocks!

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  12. How wonderful that you had so scraps and good friends to weave them into a new comfort.

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  13. Love the scrappiness and definitely no sashing! It's so fun. :)

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  14. Loving the crazy vomit quilt!

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  15. I love it! That is one awesome quilt.
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  16. Fun! Truly gorgeous quilt ~ no sashing/borders required. It's perfect.

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  17. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your quilt!!! All I make are scrappy quilts and this one is fantastic! Great job to all......

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  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your quilt! I only make scrappy quilts and your's is over the top. Thanks so much for sharing.......

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