Blogger's Quilt Festival

i want to play this year! i've remember seeing this and kicking myself for not joining in (it's so simple), so this year i'm joining in the fun! Amy from the Creative Side is the wonderful host. stop by her blog if you want to play to!

My submission is my kitchen sink quilt, DoodleBug Jumbalaya.

i used all my leftovers, orphans, and test blocks. even the HST border was a refused border (twice, in two colors) from another quilt.

i used my favorite color, lime green, as the backing cause i knew i wanted the quilting to show.

after debating between quilting it with an edge to edge or a custom, i decided to custom quilt each block differently. i knew it would be a challenge, turned out to be a bigger challenge than i previously thought. the work was worth it! i love it!

i also used my 'trash back' concept with the quilting. (i left the picture big, so click on it for all the details.) with a 'trash back' i use up all my leftover bobbins from other quilts. so all the different designs are in different colors making the back almost as cool as the front.

it is one of my favorite quilts to date. it hasn't made it to the bed yet, but it's next in rotation *smile*

thanks for stopping by and having a look.

33 comments:

  1. Wow your quilt and your quilting is outstanding!

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  2. Boy if that quilt doesn't put a smile on your face when you cuddle up, nothing will! What a wonderful bright and cheery quilt. And as always, fabulous quilting!!

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  3. The quilt is great, but the quilting takes my breath away!

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  4. Love it Shannon, I see that one was pre wedding too....Cool!

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  5. Amazing quilting designs....I am never brave enough to mix it all up.

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  6. as usual, you rocked this quilt....
    i wish i had enuf LAers up here to make classes worth it for you.

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  7. FUN FUN FUN! love your bright stash!

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  8. What a great idea with the bobbins! Now I know what to do with all the partially filled ones I have laying around. Great quilt, too!

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  9. Such a fun quilt! My kitchen sink blocks would never blend so nicely, but your quilt looks great!

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  10. A quilt in the true spirit of quilting! Love it.

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  11. really like the "trash back" concept of using up all the bobbins

    an all-over great quilt, I'm not yet brave enough to open the orphan block box...

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  12. Oh gosh...this turned out wonderfully!!

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  13. Your quilting is amazing. I'm still wishing I could do the same sort of quilting by sit-downing quilting it myself. I just can't afford a longarm, nor sending out my quilts to be quilted. You're so talented, and so fortunate!

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  14. Just like you, it's amazing. Love it!

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  15. What a wonderful, bright, happy, fabulous quilt!! I love the quilting and the wonderful green backing!!

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  16. Fun...fun...quilt! The colors are bright and love all the different blocks! The green back is perfect!

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  17. An amazing fun quilt-inspiration to use all those orphan blocks lying around. Your quilting is fantastic.

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  18. Just such a fun quilt. So vibrant and love the use of orphans. Grest quilting, too! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  19. Wow, beautiful quilting!!!!!

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  20. It is wonderful to see how well you have drawn everything together. What a wonderful way to use up so many bits and pieces. It looks great.

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  21. What a great quilt. I love the idea of the different quilting patterns on the back in the different colors. so smart =)

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  22. Very pretty and colorful quilt! I love the lime green back too.

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  23. I really love this quilt. All the colors just fab!! Hugs Sandie

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  24. I love the "trash back" what a great idea :) This is such a happy looking quilt!

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  25. What a great concept for a quilt. I may have to try this sometime. Yours is definately an inspiration.

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  26. I love kitchen sink quilts and yours is no exception! Also love the idea of "trash back" quilting -- what a great way to use up bobbins and all the custom quilting is great free motion practice. Way to go!

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  27. Wow to both the front and the back!

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  28. Great idea and I like the border. Nice quilting too.

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  29. Wonderful job on this bright, fun quilt. Love it!

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  30. Love the name of this quilt. And the concept of using up those orphans and rejects. Great job!

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  31. i love the kitchen sink idea for a quilt, and yours is fab!

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  32. Enjoyed viewing your quilt...thanks for sharing.

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