Bloggers Quilt Festival!

by Nova on October 29, 2013

Each season I mean to enter The Bloggers Quilt Festival  & then whoosh the week has flown by & I missed out  again-  it’s been 2 years since I have managed to sneak an entry in. Jeepers.

If you’re a regular reader you will know all about my love of scraps, if you’re visiting  for the first time – Hello, my name is Nova & I’m addicted to scraps of fabric.

So, it should come as no surprise that I am entering the Scrappy Quilt Category with my Scrappy Zig Zags quilt

scrappy chevron quilt Bloggers Quilt Festival!

This quilt was inspired by a pin which lead to a neat little tute which resulted in this quilt. It began as an attempt to slash the scrap stash but truly, it hardly made a dent – surprise surprise!

scrappy zig zag quilt Bloggers Quilt Festival!

This one is a real snuggle down memory lane,  it’s full of lovelies & uglies, trash & treasure, oldies & newies, gifted & swapped + some  selvedges – each has a place & a reason to be in it for me. Sometimes that’s all a quilt needs to be. I love it.

scrappy quilting Bloggers Quilt Festival!

I quilted it with a combination of relaxed zig zags on the machine and some hand quilting with Perle thread.

scrappy quilt back Bloggers Quilt Festival!

It’s backed with an ikea print & a strip of scraps to make up the width ( & to use up more scraps!)

quilt notes:

  • triangle size 6″ finished
  • finished quilt approx 64″ x 80″
  • backed with an IKEA  print & a strip of scraps to make up the size

Thanks for dropping by, now off you hop to visit all sorts of quilty treats at  the Bloggers Quilt Festival

 

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1
Camilla October 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Still love this and still intend to attack my scraps using this idea. No time to enter this time for me, hopefully next year!
Well done and good luck!

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Krista - Poppyprint October 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hi Nova! I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve visited. I’m so happy you put this quilt into the festival as I’ve not seen it before and I LOVE it!! It’s everything a scrap quilt should be. Thanks for linking the tutorial – it’s not a zig zag design I’d seen before and I think it’s brilliant. I, too, love the trips down memory lane that scrap quilts provide. Your sweet quilting is perfection here. Bravo!!

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Jess October 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

This is such a fabulous scrap quilt Nova – thanks for the link to the tutorial, it’s such a great design. I adore your hand quilting!

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CJ October 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I remember this quilt from before, it’s one of my absolute favourites. Such a clever way to use all those scraps. I think I remember commenting before that I’d be saving my scraps to make something similar. Still saving!

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Charlotte October 29, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I love this quilt so much – the hand quilting is the perfect touch!

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Tracy October 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I have lots if long thin scraps that have been waiting for their time to shine. I think you have just pointed me in the right direction. As if the patchwork wasn’t gorgeous enough, the hand quilting makes it look amazing. I think you deserve a big pat on the back for your beautiful quilt, well done.

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Tracy October 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

All I need to say is “WOW” Brilliant design and execution! I’m looking for another project….could be the one! Thanks for doing the legwork for me! Tute is handy too!

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Leanne October 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I love zig zags and this one is wonderful. The scraps are so fun and using triangles to zig and zag is a fun idea.

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CitricSugar October 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

It turned out gorgeous! And all my scraps projects seem to end up with me having more scraps than when I started – lol.

The hand-quilting on this one adds so much – great job!

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Yvonne October 30, 2013 at 12:02 am

I love this scrappy quilt. The back is really beautiful too. Good luck!

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Yzo October 30, 2013 at 12:10 am

Gorgeous! Your hand quilting really makes it special and adds so much beautiful texture.

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Cindy-Liveacolorfullife October 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

Nova, this is absolutely beautiful. I love every single thing about it–especially the combination of selvages among the special scraps, both the machine and hand quilting. Simply beautiful.

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Lea October 30, 2013 at 3:26 am

What a beautiful and cheery scrappy quilt. I love you hand quilting too.

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Katy October 30, 2013 at 6:33 am

Fabulous scrappiness! I have a theory that scrappy quilts just generate more scraps though ;)

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audrey October 30, 2013 at 8:37 am

Really, really great quilt! I love scrap quilts and yours is just gorgeous. Great texture with the stitching!

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Jill October 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

Fabulous use of scraps! And I love the cotton perle hand quilting, adds lovely texture.

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Stephanie October 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Love, love, love this! Great way to use up scraps, and the multi-colored hand-quilting lines are completely charming.

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Kathleen October 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I particularly love the hand quilting with the colored threads and the strip of scraps on the back.

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Karin på Ösäter October 30, 2013 at 11:22 pm

So beautiful! I will have a new grandchild early december and this looks like a great idea for babyquilt and a chance to use all scrapps I love.

Hugs from Karin and Sweden in autumn colours

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Vicki October 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Delicious! You are so clever! Hand stitching rocks Xx

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21
Fiona November 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

You must enter your quilt! It’s gorgeous!

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Vicki November 2, 2013 at 3:53 am

The scrappy category is the best. I love this quilt, thanks for sharing it!

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wendy November 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm

such a lovely quilt, the hand quilting sets it off perfectly

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Kathy November 4, 2013 at 12:42 am

Wow! Are you kidding?! Such a unique twist on a chevron style quilt! Love the use of all the scraps. But the icing on this cake is the hand quilting…gorgeous!

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Sharon November 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I love your quilt! Love all the bright scraps, and your colorful hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you so much for the link to the tute! I have a ton of scraps and I’m always looking for a new way to use them. This looks like fun.

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Sylvia November 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I LOVE this quilt, the scrappiness is amazing. Also the hand stitching with perle thread. I think this is gonna have to go on my make it list!

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Lisa December 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love this quilt. I love the scrappiness and the white back ground and the quilting. Great link to the tutorial as well. Thanks Lisa

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Sandy December 16, 2013 at 2:07 am

Love the scrappy quilt!! Makes me want to dig mine out and start stitching like a mad woman!! Great job!

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Stephanie March 11, 2014 at 1:22 am

Wow! I just have to comment because I am blown away by the awesomeness of this quilt. I really love all your handquilting – did that take you forever? Love the mix of the selvedges and prints – “uglies” (one’s man’s trash…) and all.

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