10/29/10

My entry in the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy is at it again and providing us with the largest display of quilts on the Net and prizes too!  Above is my entry. I call it Bullseye Blossoms.  I took part in an online swap of bullseye blocks.  These are pieced with raw edges.  In making the bullseye, I had a lot of circles left over from cutting out the backs of the blocks. I saved these wondering what I would do with them.  When my blocks came back from the swap and I laid them out I realized I wanted a bigger quilt.  So I pulled out those circles and drew a flowering template and cut our the blossoms you see on the center.  The entire quilt is scrappy except for the borders which came from my stash.  I quilted it as a Quilt as You Go and really like how it turned out.

To see more quilts or enter your own, go to Amy's website to join the Blogger's Quilt Festival or just see some beautiful quilts!

20 comments:

felicity said...

I love the bullseye block - you may just have inspired me to get going on some. This is just great and what a fantastic idea for using up the cut-out circles!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

What an original looking quilt. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

What a fun scrap quilt! I love how you were able to make use of the extra circles by turning them into flowers. That was an inspired solution!

Anita in Florida said...

I love it! Is it raw edge? Looks great no matter what the technique.

Eileen said...

just love your quilt! want to make a circle quilt--probably next year and since i love flowers this would be perfect. have a great day and thanks for sharing

Jenny said...

i love the flowers and the circles! what a great job. beautiful quilt!

Allie said...

I love this - love how you added the flowers! Beautiful!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful Quilt is work.

Lois said...

I love scrappy quilts and yours is great. What a creative use of scraps to enlarge this. I have made many ragged edge quilts and love the softness of them once washed. Really enjoyed seeing this. Love Lois

Michelle said...

What an original and intriguing quilt. Scrappy quilts are my favorite. I've never seen the bulls eye block before. Wonderful!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous!

Kristie said...

VEry nice! I am in the process of a quilt with circles like yours...I called them Mixed Sushi Rolls, as they look like the circle version of Bento Boxes! I had meant to have that quilt done for the festival, but ran into a snag...hope to have it done soon!

Happy Festival!

quiltmom said...

I love circle quilts and the flowers in it add real charm and beauty to the quilt- I look forward to the day when I retire so I can make even more quilts.
The paperweight quilt is quite manageable- especially if you sew it together in rows of half the hexagons. I think it would work quite well. I have been working on a tumbling blocks quilt for a long time now - it keeps getting put on the back burner while I complete quilts that need to be done. Perhaps someday I will finish it.
Thanks for dropping by my blog- I hope that you will come and visit again.
Enjoy the festival.
Regards,
Anna

Carol said...

Love it. The flowers turned out great and look very effective with the bulls-eyes.

Angie said...

I like the leaves - very pretty arrangement of colors.

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt. So fun that you rescued the fabric from the back to make more blocks.

Nina-Marie said...

I really love this quilt - you took scrap quilt to a whole new level!!! Great job!!!

Cindy said...

congrats on winning...lovely quilt

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Beautiful quilt! It's a great use of those scraps:)

Eileen said...

ok...i'm trying to figure out how you did it quilt as you go! it's a wonderful quilt with both flowers and circles. great!! thanks for sharing and have a great day