Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2013


I just love Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I love seeing so many amazing quilts and finding great new quilting friends and their amazing creations!!  Welcome to any new friends stopping by for the first time!!

I am so excited to share a new quilt that I just finished today!!!  (I know, just under the wire there :)  This quilt has been on my to do list for a while, pretty much ever since I finished this quilt for my husband.  I knew I wanted my own  Rally Quilt with my Alma Mater's logo and my own design that would be similar enough to match his with our same school colors :)


This design has been in my sketch book just waiting to be turned into this quilt.  I just love coming up with geometric patterns that seem to weave together.  They have such amazing movement to them.  This one took a little while to design, but i knew the moment I saw it sketched out on graph paper that I would be fantastic.  I am working on writing a  pattern for it that will hopefully be done next week. It is a block pattern but I love that it doesn't look like it is.  


The applique was tricky to say the least.  (Okay, let's just say it was hard.)   Southern Utah University's fabulous thunderbird logo really forced me to raise the bar on my applique skills. But after hours of cutting and stitching around all the individual pieces, it was perfection.  And honestly, I couldn't be happier, I just love it!!!


Here is a look at it appliqued and attached to the quilt.  I quilted this with a new free motion design for me.  And all over interlocking rectangles pattern.  I am hoping to get a video tutorial edited and posted tomorrow on how to do it :)  It really is a super fun pattern to stitch that has a great modern feel and really fits this geometric pattern well.


And just for fun, here are our two Rally quilts together.  Luckily, our Universities don't compete against each other,  But if they did, I would be yelling, "Go Thunderbirds" while wrapped in my new Rally quilt!!!


Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my quilt.  Now pop on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out all of the amazing quilts!!! 




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22 comments:

  1. Very cool! Awesome applique on the logo!

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  2. wow! those are awesome! I love the interlocking rectangle quilting and I can't wait to see the tutorial. And I love your term "rally quilt" :)

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. You finished it! Wow - your applique is amazing. I'm glad my alma mater logo is relatively easy to stitch (I graduated from the Y, but don't tell your husband that!) ;)

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  4. These are great! I'm not sure I would be brave enough to tackle my Alma Mater's mascot. But their colors are purple, and I do love purple!

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  5. Cute quilt to enter in the Festival. Better late than not at all.

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  6. How wonderful. I love it!! I love everything about it. Your applique looks great. You know you might be able to make quilts like that and sell them to people for their favorite team. That would be so cool!!

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  7. Wow - the applique is amazing - I would love a tutorial on how you got is so detailed. Both quilts look great together!

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  8. Great quilts! You do such an amazing job. they look very cool they way you have them displayed together.

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  9. It looks fab, especially the applique

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  10. Gorgeous quilt, and the applique is spectacular!

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  11. I remember his from the last fest. Another great job!

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  12. Great picture! Truly perfection! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Great quilts! Wow on that applique!

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  14. I like your quilting design. I decided that circles are not for me. Maybe interlock squares will do the trick.

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  15. Adorable quilt design. This check design is really good. .I like it.
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  16. Great quilts! Very guy friendly.

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  17. Love both of these quilts. What pattern did you use for the Utah quilt? I'd like to do something like that, and I love your use of grey.

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  18. If you look closely at our new urban art collection you'll see elements of design made popular by street art.

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  19. I just found your blog. Where did you get the Utah Applique? I love your quilts!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa