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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Couldn't resist!

I know you are all familiar with the fabulous Blogger's Quilt Festival, so I don't need to preach to the converted, nor ask if you have joined in too, because odds are that you have beaten me to it!


'Welcome' if you have come over from Amy's Creative Side for the first time, and hello as always to the fantastic regulars!

My 'Happy Scrappy' quilt was finished at the beginning of the summer, and although small, remains one of my most loved makes to date.  It lives on a trunk at the foot of our bed, and makes me smile everyday.


This quilt came about when Aneela Hoey suggested a quiltalong based on her Crazy Scrappy blocks.  I couldn't wait, and ploughed on alone, fussy cutting and raiding my scraps to produce 6" blocks and 2.5" cornerstones.

If you know me already, or if you take a peek around my blog, you will quickly notice that I have a bit of a thing for scrappy makes!

These blocks were such fun to make, and having divided my scraps into colour piles, making them up was a pretty simple affair. 


This was my first...


Quickly joined by...


Then...











Sashing and joining the blocks was soooo satisfying, especially when this was the resultant quilt top...


More scraps for the binding...


... and the final block for the backing; who doesn't love an Echino chopper?!...





And here it lives...


Some stats for the information-hungry...

Size 42" x 42"
Design Based on Aneela's Crazy Scrappy blocks.
Fabrics As many scraps as I could lay my hands on at that time, (I have slightly more now!), Bella Solids jelly roll.
Backing Some no-name gingham and Free Spirit - Ying Ming 'Tea Garden'.
Binding Scrappy.
Quilting Straight line.

Thank you for (re-) visiting this little quilt of mine; time for me to get pinning some of those Festival lovelies x

45 comments:

  1. Scap quilts are such fun, every time you look at them you see something "new", and so many memories from the different fabrics...lovely quilt
    Diane xx

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  2. Love it ! What a lovely quilt with great fussy cutting. I love at the colours!

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  3. I'll never tire of seeing this one! Jxo

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  4. I just love you made a modern crazy quilt! Super quilt!

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  5. This one was before my time, and I love it! Big fan of the scraps here, too!

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  6. This is a favourite of mine! I love the crazy fussy cut centres and the whole mish-mash wonderfulness of the whole quilt. Good on you!

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  7. I love this quilt, wonderful to see it in the show!

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  8. Greetings from Hungary. I love the asymmetrical quilt. The colors are beautiful. Very nice work. Fine in stapled

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  9. This is such a pretty quilt thank you for sharing it :)

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  10. Love this - might give this ago myself some time!

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  11. Oh I LOVE this! I will have to pin it to give it a go myself one day, just don't have enough scraps yet lol

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  12. This is a wonderful quilt Hadley and I love it`s happy scrappiness. A fantastic exhibit for the BQF. Love all your lovely fussy cutting.

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  13. I enjoyed seeing all the blocks close up! It is a fabulous quilt which rightly makes you happy! The fussy cut centers are great!

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  14. this is a great quilt, you must have some patience to do that fussy cutting!

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  15. What a wonderful, bright, fun quilt. Love it!

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  16. Such a pretty quilt, great job and it looks lively on your trunk

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  17. This is great fun - love your super-scrappy binding!

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  18. A great quilt, no wonder it makes you smile. What a brilliant exercise in colour, it would be a super ongoing stash busting project.

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  19. Yeay for scrappy rainbowness! I love it Hadley, I think I probably said that already, but I still do :)

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  20. Love that quilt.makes me smile tosee it again!

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  21. That quilt is beautiful! I just love it!

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  22. Your blocks with the fussy cut centers are adorable. Beautiful finish!

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  23. This quilt is beautiful, cheery, happy, colorful and free. What a fantastic make.

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  24. What a great quilt! I certainly looks very happy and would cheer up any place you use it. I like it a lot!

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  25. What a fun a beautiful quilt. I love your blocks! And I can see why you smile every time you see it. I am swooning over the backing as well!! :o)

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  26. love the quilt and the fussy cuts just make it even more perfect

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  27. I love this quilt so much but somehow I've never seen the back before...I love it!

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  28. Very pretty quilt and I love the use of scraps!

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  29. lovely quilt! love the scrappiness

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  30. Beautiful! I love scrappy quilts.

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  31. Gorgeous quilt, I love the helicopter but that pear is my favourite! Brilliant!

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  32. I love everything about this quilt! Totally fabulous.

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  33. I adore all of the fussy cut centres and must say that the giraffe is my fav. I've had yardage of that fabric sitting for over a year and not used it yet! Fabulous quilt!!!

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  34. This is one of my favorite quilts i've seen in the festival so far. i love the colors and the scrappy effect. how in the world did you have enough scraps for something like that?? I wanted to make a postage stamp style kitchen rug in rainbow colors but don't seem to have enough variety in my stash to make that a reality at this point....i guess a trip to the fabric store is in my future.

    but seriously great quilt and love your blog - glad i found it via the festival!

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  35. Love, love, love this quilt! I think this is one of my favorites in the QBF!

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  36. What a great way to use scraps, and such a fun quilt!

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  37. It's still one of my favourite quilts :)

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  38. Just a wonderful quilt!! Lovevthe colors and each block has a fun surprise in the middle. Really gotta try this! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  39. I love this quilt, it's such a fabulous use of scraps and I do love colour co-ordinated scraps :P

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  40. This is such a fun quilt to look at! Love it!

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  41. Love love your crazy scrappy rainbow quilt!

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