It's here again! Grab a cup of java an check in on some of the blogs in this fun giveaway!
It's been 6 months since the last Blogger's Quilt Festival and as I had so much fun last fall going through other's blogs and viewing quilts, I thought I'd make an entry this spring.
This may seem a strange quilt to enter--but let me tell you its story. I make lots of smaller sized quilts for kids as giveaway quilts. In fact since the first of the year, I've been really concentrating on finishing up old UFO's. (I'm on 32 of 36 right now). In the process of my quilting, I've wondered what exactly is my quilting style. I love making scrappy quilts and string quilts and this quilt is an attempt at making an improv quilt. It actually is some blocks that I used some fabric in CRUMB BLOCKS that I used in many other quilts and this one started out as a back.
I was trying to get some quilts ready to take to the local Family Connections Center, and I saw some crumb blocks hanging in the closet and thought, I could use these if I cut a strip half size and place the strips off center as an "improv" style and make a quilt from it.
As it turned out, I loved it. The stark contrast of the black against the very bright orange/red and bright blues really worked for me. I found an organge/red/yellow stripe for the backing and another donation quilt was made from what I was originally saving for a backing that would have gone into making one quilt--so I really got two quilts instead of one and I really loved giving this one away. It was a departure from my traditional style and hopefully now that my other projects are being completed, I can experiment more in this modern, free style of quilt.