Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

When considering which quilt to post for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I immediately knew I wanted to post a quilt back--the back to my strings quilt.  I've only been quilting for a year and have tried many different things during that time.  Several months back I hit a point where I was very dissatisfied with my quilting.  I felt that it looked generic and too similar to so many things out there.  One problem was that I was sticking to lines of fabric.  I knew I needed to branch out and start creating things all my own.

The idea for the back of my strings quilt popped into my head, and I was able to recreate it in a quilt.  Creating this helped open my eyes to the use of color rather than just lines of fabric someone designed to look good together.  I still go back to lines of fabric for projects, but since this quilt, I have also ventured into trying new things and become more adventurous in my use of fabric.  I continue to grow and improve in my quilting and imagine my quilting style will continue to change, but this quilt was a turning point for me.  It helped me love quilting again because I wasn't just making a quilt, I was creating something from inside me.

 

57 comments:

  1. What a stunning quilt! I can't decide which side I like the most, both are great!

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  2. as much as I love the front,I absolutely love the back!

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  3. Wow! That's the back to your quilt!!! It's beautiful!

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  4. I can't decide which one I love most. I always do reversible quilts as well and have found that people often prefer the back over the front. strange ha?

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  5. Stunning quilt! Strings are awesome! So true about how hard it is to branch out and trying new things. I can relate!

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  6. I love the quilt and I love your backing. Great job. Wonderful colors.

    Carol

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  7. lovely!! i like both sides but your quilt show site a bit more, its perfect!
    claudia

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  8. It's SO beautiful! I can't believe you have only been quilting for a year! That gives me hope for sure! :)

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  9. This quilt is just beautiful, but so are many of your others. Glad I found your blog! :)

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  10. I've had your quilt back favorited in my Flickr stream for a little while now, I really love what you did with it. I love the front too, but I almost feel like this quilt is two fronts, or reversible, because they are just both so beautiful!!

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt - and the back is just as incredible. Wow - thanks for sharing! Enjoy your creative journey; it's fun to grow and change, isn't it?

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  12. WOW! Amazingly beautiful... just stunning!

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  13. Stunning!!! I love it! Glad that it brought you out of your comfort zone. :)

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  14. Very pretty! I love the color wheel on the back :D

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  15. I really love the colors of this quilt. The back and the front work so well together and I can't decide which I love more!

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  16. All those graduated shades flowing into one another is very fresh and restful--a great contrast to the strings on the other side! A true reversable wonder!

    Hazle

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  17. fantastic colorful quilt!! I can't decide with side I like more!

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  18. B. U. T. ful! Inspires me to do more with my quilt backs. Thank you!

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  19. Such a Beautiful Quilt,
    I love both sides equal.

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  20. Beautiful quilt, I love both sides!

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  21. WOW! I love this - both sides are amazing. To have them make up one quilt is just stunning.

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  22. amazing work! just a masterpiece!

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  23. wow ... this is seriously amazing!
    i just stared at the pictures up close for a good five minutes, just admiring the lines and all the fabrics, and figuring out how you put it all together. GREAT JOB~!
    i agree -- branching out from fabric lines is definitely fun and more rewarding :)

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  24. Very thought provoking and beautiful Kati! I love the front and the back. Also you Halloween quilt and I went and voted too!

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  25. I'm with you on mixing quilt fabrics. I always supplement a line and I never make a pattern exactly as I see it. I always seem to do variations. I love your quilt. Keep having fun with it.

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  26. Both sides are beautiful. I love it!

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  27. Oh wow. I love pieced back (mine are frequently the leftovers & blocks that just did nit work for whatever reason. They could never be mistaken for the front, though like yours. Just wow!

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  28. Great post! Both sides are brilliant! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Wow, that's a reversible quilt. The back is as pretty as the front.

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  30. Beautiful!! Both the front and the back :)

    SheilaC

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  31. Awesome choice of fabrics that blend together well!

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  32. your quilt is stunning, both the front and the back! Thanks for sharing :D

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  33. I really don't know if I liked the front or the back best.

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  34. What a pretty string quilt! I also think mixing lines makes for more interesting quilts.

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  35. Beautiful Quilt! It's so great when a quilt is reversible.

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  36. totally adore the back of the quilt, it is clean and fresh and happy!

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  37. The back (I would use it as a front) is lovely. Doing the color spectrum is very effective.

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  38. Both sides of your quilt are beautiful!

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  39. It's a beautiful quilt, front and back! I love piecing my backs too - it feels so creative to come up with an original design, and so thrifty to be using my scraps!! Thanks for sharing....

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  40. Love this quilt--front and back!!

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  41. What a fun quilt and the back is lovely as well. Love the blue chair w/the chair fabric-too fun.
    Thanks.
    Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
    black/white/pink scrappy miniature

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  42. great fun quilt!
    I love your back art - well done!

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  43. this quilt is so gorgeous...you did an amazing job. the back is just as stunning as the front

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  44. This has turned out so well. Beautiful colours. What a great quilt!

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  45. I love how you have a truly double sided quilt! Its stunning, stunning, stunning! I'm so glad to have found your blog and I look forward to seeing what else you make!

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  46. love the double-sided quilt! :)

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  47. I find it hard to believe you've only been quilting for a year! That's a terrific quilt. Well done!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  48. Just came over via Flikr when I saw the back of this one on someone's favorites. Nice stuff! I will be your newest follower :-)

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  49. lovely, beautiful quilt front and back. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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