Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2011

Amy's Creative Side

It's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side and this year I have entered.  So if you are stopping in while browsing all the beautiful quilts then welcome!  If you are a regular reader you have seen this quilt before, but I just love it so much!




 When we first moved in we had white walls and white carpet.  We first painted the walls this rich brown color and I loved it!  Then a year later we ripped up the carpet and added a dark brown hardwood floor.  Looks pretty.  But the floor combined with the walls and the brown couch  it was just WAYYY too much brown for any one room.  At the same time we have been looking for artwork to go over our couch.  We have been looking for 3 years and everything was either too expensive or too small (it's a big wall).  Duh!  Why don't I just make a quilt?  So that's what I did.  I had gotten Boo Davis' "Dare to be Square" book for Christmas and her Two Left Feet pattern jumped out at me for the perfect wall quilt, and it was big so it would cover my whole wall.
 Now I don't feel as I'm living in a solid brown room as much!  I still need pillows to match.  I plan to make some with my left over Nest layer cake pieces from when I made this quilt.  Don't mind the puppy in the pictures.  I just couldn't get him to stay off the couch!
Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to check out all the other amazing quilters in the festival!

46 comments:

Quilt+Bitch said...

Oh this makes me dizzy, what it is absolutely beautiful!

Kirie said...

Oh my, this is beyond my sewing skills. Absolutely fabulous. I hope I will ba able to sew something like this one day.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I really love the interlocking squares and the colors really look fantastic. Very cute dog, too!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous quilt! Was it difficult to put together? I just love it.

Cecily said...

How great! I love the geometry of it! And that is a brilliant place to display a quilt.

Leila said...

What a great design!

Sara said...

Hi ya girl from over on Twitter #talknt! I love this design and it popped out at me on the list right away over Amy's site! We have a lot of white and brown too as is that was the color choice for the builders--who knows what they were thinking:/ Anywho;) Love that design and the colors!! Maybe the hubs will go for something like it for our wall, he says he doesn't want anything too busy that I like to do!(stinker).

TY for sharing and don't forget to come by me and see my quilt! Pleeease!

fallingforpieces said...

Wonderful design! And it makes a fantastic piece of wall art!

Kristen said...

Super modern! I love against that brown! I'll have to check out that book!

Janet said...

What a great piece of art! So nice to have a big wall to display your work on too.

stitchinpenny said...

What a delightful way to decorate. Great job.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wowie Zowie!! What a fantastic quilt!! It looks amazing in your lounge room!

Allie said...

Gorgeous! It looks wonderful on that wall. Puppy sure looks comfy - I don't blame him for not moving, lol!

Eileen said...

Love your quilt and it looks so good there! Fun idea. The puppy is so cute and reminds me alot of my little grandpuppy, Starsky, who passed away Monday when he darted into the way of a truck. Our son's family and all of us are so sad. Am going to make a memorial quilt for them. Thanks forsharing and have a great day!

Dee J. said...

Love this quilt. It looks so perfect on the wall above your sofa. I really like the idea of quilts as art and especially when they fill a need also. Beautiful work.

Kristie said...

This is the perfect accent for your space! Looks great.

Katie B. said...

This is an awesome quilt! I have that book and a big empty wall...hmm...

SerendipitiJoy said...

Fantastic quilt. I love how it pops in the room and can't wait to see the pillows you make up to complete the look.

emedoodle said...

Beautiful work! I love the crisp boldness of the colors! :)

Tanya said...

WHA! What a beautiful quilt! Love everything about it. The colors, the DESIGN! The quilting! So great!

Kelli said...

This is way cool. I love the blues and greens you've used,Awesome.

PBJQuiltSandwiches said...

I love this pattern and color combination! I must go out and buy this book and put this quilt on my "MUST MAKE" list! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Fantastic quilt. Love the colours and design you chose. It looks wonderful on your wall!

Lotti said...

What a stunning and unusual quilt, gorgeous

Laura K. said...

This is such a great design. And you did it so beautifully! Very nice!

Nina-Marie said...

Ohhh nice use of color - what a great design. I love that used it as art! Great job!!

Lynne said...

What a great idea for an artwork to fill a large space. Congratuations on a job well done.

Amy said...

gorgeous,I love the colors you used. I want to make 2 left feet and the skull... bahahaa..

Rose Hughes said...

Simply stunning!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love it and it definately brightens the room. :D

Vicki said...

Great quilt, I love the colors!

twin fibers said...

beautiful!

Manda said...

This is beautiful, looks great as a wall hanging! Puppy is cute too :)

MN2NM said...

Oh I love that book (it's on my list). Your version is lovely - it goes great in your living room. And the pup fits right in!

Hollie said...

I can see why you love that quilt because I am swooning! I want one for myself!

Pattilou said...

That quilt is a perfect backdrop to your room. Just enough brown in it to fit into the decor and the cool green and turquoise make it all work. Reminds me a bit of celtic knot quilts. You've done a great job!

Deonn@QuiltscapesQuilting.com said...

WAAY cool quilt and colors!!

grendelskin said...

Nice work; it really brightens up the room! It took me about two years to stop looking for a large mirror and mount a quilt hanger instead (so silly!). I just got that book too, have been wanting to try a couple of her patterns.

jac. said...

You did a great job! This quilt is amazing.

Desley said...

Very cool!

knottygnome said...

gorgeous quilt! it looks great on your wall.

sukie said...

I really love the design! Great work!

Rachel said...

What a perfect idea to make a quilt as your artwork piece!! This is such a fun design. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Karen said...

That quilt really brightens up the room. I like the colors you used, it is very complimentary to the browns.

felicity said...

The colours look fabulous in the room - great choice. And gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing it (and your cute pooch too).

lemonadegal said...

The blues and green are great in the room. I cannot wait to see when you get the pillows on the couch. BEAUTIFUL!

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