Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival. [crazy {9} quilt].

I am very excited for my first ever entry in Amy's

Amy's Creative Side

There are hundreds and hundreds of amazing quilts linked up already,
so go check it out!

About a year ago, I was introduced to the quilty blog world by my mom (thanks mom!).  I had taken a new job, moved to a new town, and was looking for something to occupy my time in the evenings.  Let me tell you, blog world was just the ticket!  I quickly fell in love with Oh Fransson! (how can you not?!?) which is where the inspiration for this quilt came from.
crazy {9} quilt
Still, after almost 6 months, this quilt is one of my favorite finishes to date.  I followed Oh Fransson!'s tutorial for the crazy 9 patches and added some lattice like sashing in between using Kona cotton.
crazy {9} quilt
I also tackled FMQ (on my home machine) for the first time with this quilt.  Up until this finish, I was fortunate enough to be able to use the long-arm machine at my LQS (where I worked for 5 years).  Being that it was my first experience on a smaller machine, I opted for an all over meander.  I love the way a meander looks after being washed and dried--all crinkly and cuddly, yum!

The weekend I finished this quilt, we happened to get a record snow storm here in Iowa (check out the snow drifts in the photos!).  So with travel not possible, I was forced to use what leftover scraps I had to piece the back.  I decided to carryover the 9 patch feel and couldn't be happier with the results.
crazy {9} quilt back

crazy {9} quilt
Quilt Stats:
Name: crazy {9} quilt
Size: 65" x 65"
Designed by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Fabrics: Midwest Modern by Amy Butler, 
Kona Cotton Bone and Kona Cotton Artichoke


And that is that. :)  Looking back, I am so thankful my mom introduced me to the bloggy world!  I really enjoy being a part of the online quilty community will all of you!

 xo, Megan

26 comments:

  1. So, so beautiful! Love the colors! And the back - love, love, love it. Good stuff, lady!

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  2. Oh that is such a beautiful quilt, i love the front AND the back!!!

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  3. You stole the spotlight--in love with this one!!

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  4. Megan,

    Your quilt is doubly beautiful--front both back and front! Good work!

    Joyce

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  5. I love this one! :) It's pretty cool that so many of the BQF picks are ones that I've always adored! :)

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  6. Oh I just love this quilt! I may like the back just as much as I like the front! What a beauty

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  7. Love this quilt and the back is fabulous!

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  8. I love this quilt! I think I would have a hard time deciding which side to display... the back is fabulous, too!

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  9. Hello Megan! How nice to meet you her in Festival! This is my first time, too and I've enjoyed every visit so much!
    Your quilt is fantastic! I love the colours and squares are always my favorite! With the sashing you have created wonderful quilt!
    The back is also so beautiful - two quilts in one!
    Have a lovely, sunny sewing time!
    xxx Teje

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  10. It's gorgeous Megan! And I love how the back turned out.

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  11. this is a beautiful entry.

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  12. Oh, Megan, I love this quilt!! This has been one of my favorites for a while now. I'm so glad you picked this one for BQF!! And I love how you pieced the back, it's so lovely :)

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  13. Ah, yes. I still love this one!

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  14. Its beautiful. I love both sides :)

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  15. very lovely, both sides! I too love to do something fancy on the back as well.

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  16. Beautiful! I think the sashing is just perfect. You did really well quilting it on a small machine, too.

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  17. Oh my that is one wonderful quilt! Just lovely! And the BACK! you are so clever....it's great!

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  18. sew beautiful! and i love it being "reversible". its in just my colors too! :)

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  19. This is an amazing quilt with such great color. I think I may like the back as much as the front. Not more since I love white sashing giving the windowpane look.

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  20. I remember you posting on this last winter and it just gets better with time! Love the color choices ...

    and thankfully, winter is gone for a couple of months!

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  21. pretty colors. I love your quilt

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  22. Love it. I'm into green. I love how the other colors help it pop.

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  23. Beautiful quilt and such a great pattern for these colourful fabrics!

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  24. This quilt is beautiful, and I love the colours you used!

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  25. It's great, and the back worked out really well. Isn't it amazing what we can create when we have limited resources? I made a crazy 9-patch recently and really enjoyed the process. So easy and fun. Your quilt is lovely.

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