Categories: Quilting

This is the quilt I am entering into the Blogger’s Quilt Fest.
When I designed and completed this quilt, I felt as if I had finally created a quilt that made me feel as if I were truly a *quilter.* I am not a big fan of traditional quilts; while I’d made some quilts in non-traditional patterns prior to this one (i.e., Yellow Brick Road, Take 5, etc.), they did not have the unpredictable, out-of-the-ordinary feel that this one has.

The pattern is my own original design, and gives me the feeling of having entered the ranks of modern quilters.

The fabrics (with the exception of the white) are scraps.

The binding is even pieced from the scraps.

A friend gave me a bag of scraps, and when I saw the brown and turquoise scraps, I just knew I could not combine them with other scraps to create a scrap quilt. I felt as if they needed to stand alone, and be “front and center” in their own quilt. I actually used crazymom’s block, but the layout is my own. With this quilt, it is hard to be content creating quilts that may be non-traditional, but are still not my own design. I believe that I will probably venture more and more outside of established patterns and create my own. I really hope so.

Here’s the back, by the way.

Now, go check out some of the other quilts in the Festival! Just click the button below:

Posted on May 21, 2010

58 Responses to “Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2010”
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  1. stitchinpenny says:

    Laurel – I love the quilt. Thanks for sending the link. My preferred color palette and yours in this quilt are similar, The simplicity yet boldness of the blocks on the white is amazing. Keep on making your own ideas, You are good at it.

  2. Mary says:

    You certainly have every right to truly feel like a quilter! What a gorgeous quilt and the simple design just really catches the eye. I love the colors and the simplicity of it.

  3. Eileen says:

    very interesting layout. great colors and love the blocks floating in the white background. very nice

  4. Roslyn says:

    I like this quilt very much, clean fresh & simple, very pleasing to the eye!@

  5. The Pink Ganeshji says:

    This is just wonderful. I love the negative space…… great!

  6. janssen designs says:

    fantastic quilt and such a wonderful pattern you created! (and thanks for the comment on my festival quilt! you are the first to ask about a tutorial! unfortunately no time right now but if you try this pattern, drop me an email with any questions!).

  7. Bobbi says:

    im in love with this quilt. do you share the pattern?

  8. debbi d-w says:

    Great design! Love the sense of space – you're a natural!

  9. Sharon says:

    LOVE this quilt! Great job!

  10. birdbrainsanddogtales says:

    Stunning design! I love the arrangement of the squares and the accent in the opposite corner. Well done!


  11. ladybugquilting says:

    Your Quilt is Beautiful!
    This type of Quilt is on my To Do List,
    Great Job

  12. SaraRules says:

    Ahh, very striking. I love it. :)

  13. Kate says:

    What a wonderful quilt. Congratulations on designing it yourself. Its fun isn't it!

  14. Rose says:

    I love it! I would never have thought to do something like this, but seeing it gives me ideas of something new…you can see my entry HERE.

  15. Sue says:

    oh I love your quilt, everything about it is just gorgeous.

  16. Melissa Stramel says:

    Thanks for putting up the button. Your quilts are so cool!

  17. Randi says:

    Simple modern lines….beautiful.

  18. em's scrapbag says:

    Beautiful quilt. Love the poka dot binding!

  19. QuiltSue says:

    This is fabulous.

  20. traceyjay says:

    This is such a great quilt.
    Bravo. so striking.

  21. Jessica says:

    beautiful quilt! I absolutely adore those floater blocks in the corner…they definitely make the quilt. and all from scraps, to boot…wonderful!

  22. Michelle says:

    Such beautiful turquoise fabrics! Your design really makes them stand out.

  23. Rebekah says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of this! Beautiful job!

  24. Ivory Spring says:

    You have used some very beautiful fabrics in that pretty quilt.

  25. Michele says:

    your quilt is lovely. it has a beautiful simplicity and was obviously designed with thought and care. i think you should go for it! go do your own thing! make your own designs! your talent is obvious in this quilt, in my opinion.

  26. Dorothy says:

    What a wonderful quilt, so fresh looking. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

  27. Karen says:

    It is a great quilt. Glad you found your niche.

  28. kwiltmakr says:

    What an awesome quilt, I like a lot of the modern looking quilts too. They are very clean and uncluttered looking. I love the look of the brown and turquoise. I have some brown and turquoise that I am saving up to do something with too. Thanks for coming to my blog and seeing my entry for the festival.

  29. Lisa says:

    still one of my FAVORITE quilts out there! thanks for sharing it a 2nd time!

  30. Mary says:

    This is a fun quilt. You did a great job on the layout.

  31. Leslie says:

    this is very pretty

  32. Shona B says:

    This is really fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Bellgirl says:

    It's gorgeous! So far I've only made quilts from patterns, but I'd love to have a try at designing something original and modern as you have.

  34. Kathy says:

    What a nice original plan for your quilt. It is simple, modern, and elegant all at the same time.

  35. mjb says:

    I think creating your own patterns is the best way to go!

  36. Terriaw says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I love the way you arrange the blocks to be off kilter and the little splashes of color in the upper right corner are unexpected. Cool combo! I love scrappy bindings, which works well on this quilt. You should be proud of this one!

  37. Sandra says:

    What a great graphic quilt -it is amazing how effective basic squares can be.

    Come see my festival posts
    1890 antique double pink blazing star

    1890 antique cheddar orange star and repro

  38. Janet says:

    Wonderful quilt! And it's even more special since it's your own design!

  39. upstateLisa says:

    Great choice! You ARE a quilter! what a wonderful quilt!

  40. Marit says:

    Congratulations on a great design and a modern pretty quilt! Making a quilt in your own design makes it a bit special – don't you think?
    ; )
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

  41. BJ says:

    Love it. Great job!

  42. Me aka Supermom says:

    great design!


  43. Carol says:

    I really like the simplicity of the design. Good luck with your other designs.

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  45. annette says:

    It is a beautiful design Laurel – I love the two smaller blocks off by themselves – really nice! The changing blocks remind me of the paintings of Josef Albers.

  46. Lis says:

    Looks simple….but is a really stunning modern quilt, I love it.

  47. Kelli says:

    This is very nice! I love that colour combo!!!

  48. Alexis says:

    Nice work! I also like designing my own quilts- it's very satisfying!

  49. Amy, a redeemed sheep says:

    Oh, yes! This is so the type of quilt I love! Great job!

  50. Marie says:

    it looks so elegant and simple, wonderful job

  51. Suedio says:

    Love it, love it, love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing. Regards, Sue

  52. Anne at Film and Thread says:

    I love your quilt so much! The clean, modern look is so appealing. The colors are fantastic, too. Great design!

  53. Catherine says:

    I love the simplicity of this layout and as you say it makes the fabrics you chose stand out on there own. I also love that you used only scraps for this although you wouldn't know it. Good for you on creating your own designs! That's exactly where I feel I'm at in my quilting journey.

  54. Vicki says:

    I really like this! The colors are great and I love the unique layout.

  55. amandajean says:

    I love the layout! It's so fun and original. And the back is simply charming as well. Nice work!

  56. Julie says:

    I love how you play with the emptiness of the white…. what a great effect!

  57. Rachel B says:

    I didn't evne know there were mdoern quilts before reading your blog. I love it, it's so beautiful.

  58. Lynne says:

    That is really cool – I love the expanse of empty space.

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