Monday, September 18, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I was so excited to see that it is time once again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It is always so much fun to see so many beautiful finished quilts all in one place.  Inspiration overload!

It didn't take me long to decide that I should post about OMG.  It was the last quilt I finished before Irma, back when life was simpler.
I was lucky enough to find two volunteers to hold it up outside on a nice sunny day.   It can be hard to get good pictures of big quilts.  
 The border gave me no end of grief and had me dumping the whole quilt in a corner for months before I was brave enough to try again.  It looks great as long as you don't get too close.
This quilt started in 2014 as an attempt to put tiny scraps to use.  I was inspired by The Birthday Quilt and Omigosh to try making nine patches from 1 inch strips.   Making tiny little nine patches is a tiny bit addictive.  Once you start, it gets hard to stop.
After several years of making nine patches, I decided to try out an alternate block or two.
I worked up a few trial blocks and took votes before deciding on a churn dash block with a tiny nine patch in the center.
That led to a couple more years of making alternate blocks.  Look how cute and little they are!
 Eventually they moved to the design wall and I planned a layout using graph paper and colored pencils.  Truly my favorite design tools ever.  
 Thanks so much for reading about my quilt, be sure to visit Amy and enjoy lots of eye candy.  Get an icy beverage first, it can take a while to enjoy it fully.  



28 comments:

marcille said...

I really like this quilt, it's beautiful!

Libby in TN said...

A combo of my two favorites. I love how it came together. I have a friend doing OMG. Not sure I would have the patience.

Julie Fukuda said...

Your quilt reminds me so much of a recent one I finished. I also was trying to use up hundreds of one-inch squares, sewed into nine-patches. My quilt in not so big as I don't have such a big bed ... or even room for one if I did have it ... I hope you came through the hurricane in good shape.

Rachel said...

I love how your quilt turned out! All those tiny nine-patches... wow. It's just lovely! Thanks for sharing the photos and the story of your beautiful quilt.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Gorgeous quilt! I imagine it is a special quilt with ALL those tiny pieces. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Design Originals by KC said...

Glad I decided to start following you and then took time to visit those I follow this morning... I am soooo happy that you entered and shared that you entered this quilt with Amy! I love how she is doing her fall linky more like a linky party than categories she had gone to in the last party... will have to see what I can dig up to share now! lol
I love this quilt btw... and I love the photos... I recall when life was a bit more simple and flexibility at the grocery store wasn't mandatory too! It will return sooner than later I hope! Glad you have wifi and some simple pleasures and getting back to quilting too!!! Stay safe and pray Maria stays away!!! Kathi

Alison said...

This is so beautiful and I love seeing it. :)

Slice of Pi said...

What a fabulous quilt! Such dedication and patience!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love this quilt, Angela! So beautiful in it's rainbow layout - what an accompishment!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

What a great quilt--thanks for sharing it.

MissPat said...

I think this is my favorite of all your quilts after Mai Tai Sunrise.
Pat

Charlotta said...

OMG it really is amazing! And what a fitting name!

Joanne Westfoot said...

Wonderful quilt. LOVE rainbow quilts!

Karen S said...

It is an amazing quilt. So much work involved. This is a finish to treasure.

Kate said...

OMG turned out beautifully! I'm not sure what it is about rainbow scrap quilts, but those are my favorite color.

Sew Miriam said...

What an inspiring quilt! I especially love those tiny churn dash blocks . Thank you for sharing the story behind the quilt.

Sally Hurley said...

So many churn dashes and 9-patches. Oh, my! It looks terrific.

Cheryl said...

What a fun rainbow, I love this quilt!

Ann said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I hope you and your family are recovering from Irma.

audrey said...

Such a wonderful quilt! All the little blocks come together into a fabulous whole.:) Was glad to see it again!

Kairle Oaks said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the color gradation!

Kaja said...

Beautiful. I just keep thinking about how much work there is in this - all those tiny, tiny 9 patch blocks.

Vivian said...

Simple parts that are so beautifully powerful when all put together. A true labor of love!

Karen's Korner said...

Such patience to work with small pieces. A great effort and result.

Kristin said...

You should be proud of yourself! This is an amazing quilt with gorgeous color. The border, as frustrating as they might have been, set it off beautifully. Gooooo, you!! =)

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Lovely quilt! It's so colorful. I hear you about sewing little pieces is addictive. I love 9 patches and using them this tiny would indeed be fun. I haven't joined your rainbow scrappy Saturdays yet but may do so next year. Life gets a little hectic sometimes. Hopefully, all is settling down now for you.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Angela, I'm pretty sure that you already know how much I LOVE this quilt. Here I am on Blogger's Quilt Festival telling you, again. If you ever get tired of it, just mail it to me!!! I promise to love it forever.

Northern Deb said...

What a wonderful scrap quilt!