Saturday, October 30, 2010

sewconnected quilt

SewConnected Quilt


i think i shared this quilt with you during a wordless wednesday this summer but then never talked about it. in 2009, i participated in sewconnected virtual quilting bee started by john/quiltdad. virtual quilting bees were just becoming the rage when this was started, and i was eager to join when john asked me.


SewConnected Quilt back


i think i was the only wonky weirdo in the bunch since i didn't care about matching up seams and points, i had (have) an obsession with houses, i didn't follow or collect the latest, trendy, quilting fabrics (give me some scraps!), and i was a big lazy butt about not sending out fabric to everyone. hopefully i added spice and whimsy to the group. i'll keep telling myself that.


SewConnected Quilt back detail


for my blocks, i asked everyone to make a wonky log cabin house block using a tutorial that i put together based on a block i saw in Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again. i also asked everyone to use their scraps. i was a little shocked to find out that some people didn't save their scraps. what?!


SewConnected Quilt quilting detail


i finally had time to sew this summer. and this quilt was in the queue. when i laid all the blocks out to work on the layout, i was a little worried. i thought it looked like a hot mess. but i knew that i loved scrappy quilts, and that it would all work out. for the back, i used some state fabric to represent that we were quilters from all over, and i used the piggies because i needed it in a quilt that we were keeping. all from stash. quilted with my favorite loopies with hearts quilting, and i pieced together leftover bits of binding to bind the quilt. my family was pleased that we were keeping this quilt.

12 comments:

Vicki said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love it! I can't imagine not keeping my scraps.

Sarah said...

It's awesome! i'd keep it too.
And yeah, who doesn't save scraps?!

Anita said...

I love this quilt, it is so colorful!

Ariane said...

I love it!!! It looks wonderful!! I love scrappy quilts!!!

Gari said...

What a wonderful quilt. I want to do a house quilt but whenever I look at the house blocks I am intimidated. Love yours.

Marit said...

Wonderful quilt!!! Love how you quilted it - reminds me of the phrase "home, sweet home".
; )

Molly said...

"i think i was the only wonky weirdo in the bunch since i didn't care about matching up seams and points, i had (have) an obsession with houses, i didn't follow or collect the latest, trendy, quilting fabrics (give me some scraps!)"

I love this description of yourself! More and more that's how I am feeling, too. Love the quilt, by the way--so colorful!

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful! It is so bright and cheerful. I love scrappy quilts too, and I love the wonkiness of it. I love seeing the blocks I made show up in finished quilts. It makes me really want to finish mine from the swap.

highwaycottage said...

Your quilt has turned out stunning !!! Great idea for using up scraps. I wonder if I can get away with asking for peeps to use their scraps for a block for me in an upcoming bee. Seems a bit cheeky but I love the result !!!

ROZ said...

I love the wonky houses. what colorful fabrics

Quiltstory said...

I came across a couple of your house quilts on flickr. They are amazing! We would love to feature this one (or the other one I saw!) on our blog QuiltStory. Take a look and let us know if you're interested!

Beautiful quilts!

eileensideways said...

wow what a keeper. so much work in every block. well worth it.