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Friday, October 25, 2013

A Second Entry

After thinking long and hard about which quilt to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side, I just couldn't make up my mind.  The two quilts I had in mind are completely different, and I love both of them!  So, since I can enter two, I decided, what the heck!  This is my first time to enter and I'm jumping in with both feet!

I've decided to enter Feeling Groovy in the Throw/Lap Quilt category.  It measures right at 6ox60 inches.


I fell in love with Pat Bravo's Carnaby Street fabrics as soon as I saw them and I knew that I needed a special pattern to show them off.  I opted for a X-Plus pattern, and it's a choice I'm still glad I made.  Instead of making a scrappy quilt with this pattern as I have usually seen, I decided on two shades of gray, Kona Coal, and Kona Iron for the background, to really let the Carnaby Street shine.


I love how the grays recede into the background and allow the Carnaby Street to jump out, creating an almost 3D effect.


This is also my most favorite quilt backing I've ever made.  I didn't want any of my precious scraps to go to waste, so I improv pieced them into a panel, which I think makes the backing as fun as the front!


This quilt was so much fun to make, from the fabrics right down to the chevron binding in the perfect shade of teal. 

Quilt Stats:
Name- Feeling Groovy
Size- 60 x 60 inches
Quilting- Free motion meandering by me
Entry Category- Throw Quilts


Be sure to hop over to Amy's Creative Side and check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  There are so many fantastic quilts linked up, and you won't want to miss it!

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19 comments:

  1. I'm working on a quilt from the same fabric line right now, yours just lights the fire for me!! LOVE IT!

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  2. A very worthy entrant. I love the colours of this quilt. The fabrics are a perfect combination.

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  3. That is such a great quilt Kelly - front and back!

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  4. Love this quilt! I'm working on my own x + quilt right now! Good luck!

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  5. Looks fantastic... Both sides :)

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  6. Awesome quilt to enter in the Blogger's Quilting Festival. I didn't realize we could enter two quilts Hmmm you have my gears grinding! A great quilt to cuddle up to read a book or watch a great movie on a cold day! There is something special being under a pretty quilt! Love it!

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  7. Great quilt Kelly, you are right about the grey blending in and the colours almost having a 3D effect. This is a nice pattern too

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  8. Still need to try a x+ quilt, love this one so much!

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  9. Still my favourite x + quilt ever!

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  10. Both excellent choices for your entries. Love this one!!! Love. It.

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  11. REally lovely quilt, Kelly. I have been dying to make an x+ quilt. Quite inspirational. Thanks for sharing this!

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  12. Great design and original backing. You could really use it either side up, especially now I`ve seen your other entry, I could see you doing that!

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  13. fantastic quilt! I love the way the prints pop against the background greys

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  14. Love both sides of your quilt. So cute.

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  15. Beautiful! I love the gray background with the bright colors.

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  16. What awesome fabrics! Yeah, that was a great pattern choice for them. This quilt makes me smile. :)

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