Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival again!  Thanks to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for putting this together.

This time I'm showing my Tetris quilt.


It was the first QAL that I've done (with Happy Quilting) and I had such a fun time making it!  I also met several new friends while along the way.  The border is made of the pieces that I used in the quilt, in order.  Since they're not on the top or bottom I think it gives the quilt a downward feel, like Tetris.


The back is how my Tetris game would have played out if rows were deleted like an actual game of Tetris


I quilted a double echo around all of the Tetris pieces in matching thread, which had the wonderful effect of giving them a slightly 3D look.  The grey border was left unquilted, and the outer boarder was quilted only on the black part with squares and rectangles.

The back shows the quilting a little better, although you might need to enlarge the picture.

And finally, here is the quilt trying to climb a tree.  (Curious about why?  Check out the original story.)

Needless to say, quilts can't climb trees very well.


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Linky number: 161
Finished quilt measures : 94″x 65″ (long twin)
Quilted by : Amanda Hilldore (myself)
Best Category : Bed Quilt, Group Quilt (if QALs count), Home machine quilted

15 comments:

  1. this quilt is amazing! I had wanted to join the quilt along but it didn't work out.

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  2. Wow I love it! This would be the perfect "boy" quilt!

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  3. Love everything about it! The colours are amazing!

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  4. Love all these bright colors

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  5. It is a really great quilt, and your photos of it misbehaving still make me laugh.

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  6. I love your Tetris quilt with those bright, solid colors. It has been fun watching it grow. Perfect!

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  7. So bright and happy. The quilting is perfect for the quilt : )

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  8. So many memories from my childhood!! My thumbs hurt just looking at it. :-) Love this quilt.

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  9. How fun!! What a great idea for a quilt, I love way you quilted it, too!

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  10. Tetris! What fun! It turned out great!

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  11. Very bright and cheerful with all the different colors!

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  12. I really like the fun element of your quilt mixed with a bit of nostalgia for that very addictive game - great

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  13. Love this! I nominated it as my favorite group quilt. You can see my entry here http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2012/10/bloggers-quilt-festival-entry-jigsaw.html

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  14. I had no idea there was a QAL for this. It's fabulous. I LOVE the little tetris pieces in the border.

    I think, technically, the group or bee category means that more than one person worked on the quilt, but this one also fits in the ROYGBIV category.

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  15. Love seeing your Tetris quilt again. It was a fun QAL. You did such a great job with yours.

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