Friday, October 09, 2009

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

It is finally time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Last time I featured my Y2K Christmas hexagon quilt and I really do love that quilt but I have a new favorite.  You can see part of it at the top of my blog and I use it for a screensaver on my computer and on my IPhone.

Here is my Kiwi Zinger hanging at the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild show last month.

Here is a photo of it straight on after quilting but before binding.

Kiwi Zinger

I stippled the selvages and did feathers in the kiwi zingers.

Kiwi Zinger Close 3 Kiwi Zinger Close 1

I fell in love with selvage quilts after seeing Karen Griska’s Red Zinger in Quilter’s Home magazine.  She writes the Selvage Blog and has lots of interesting selvage project on her blog.  I looked at her tutorial on the blog and then just drew my own pattern.  Her quilt has a selvage border on it but when I finished the Kiwi Zinger, it told me that it didn’t want a border so I listened to it and bound it with the same Kiwi fabric.

Kiwi Zinger Close 4 Kiwi Zinger 3

Go to Amy’s blog and check out all the quilts in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I can’t wait to check them all out.

By the way, I love selvages and continue to collect them.  I am trying to decide on my next selvage quilt but think I will make a selvage tote bag first – I made a small one for a swap earlier this week and it is so cute.  I am fortunate that I work in a quilt shop and customers bring selvages to me.  My fellow guild members have also been supplying me with selvages so I have plenty of material to continue my selvage journey.

Melinda

59 comments:

  1. Oh I love this! I collect Salvages for a friend and pass them all along to her as she's collecting for her first quilt of this kind. I really like how everything is set off with the green.

    It really draws your eye to the focus. I'm so glad this was the quilt you picked because when I first landed at your blog I wanted to see your header closer!

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  2. Simply inspiring! Thank you.

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  3. Very cool! I really like the background color.

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  4. String quilts really are my favorite. This one is particularly lovely. Thanks for sharing it!

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  5. oh wow!! first, i love the lime green fabric. and the selvages! i keep getting inspired to do something with selvages and have started a collection of them. maybe one of these days, i'll actually do a project.

    keep up the fantastic work!

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  6. Wow, that is amazing!!!!

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  7. Wow, this is truely stunning! I LOVE it! I can see why it's your new favourite, thanks for sharing it with us :o)

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  8. so lovely and bright... :)

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  9. It is beautiful!

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  10. I don't do selvages but I love seeing how other people use them. Great quilt

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  11. Love your quilt! The lime colour is great! And I love selvages! Have been collecting them for a long time. Your quilt is an inspiration to me!

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  12. How wonderful you managed to make this quilt from mainly salveges. The lime green sets off the diamond pattern very well.

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  13. I love this quilt!

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  14. very creative!
    margaret

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  15. I absolutely adore this quilt! Kiwi Zinger is the perfect name for it! Green is not my favorite, but this really makes me want to make one like it. Gorgeous!

    Bari

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  16. Wow, this is so bright and happy. I'm not surprised it's you new favorite.

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  17. My friend, JoAnne, has had a couple of small items featured on Karen's blog and she got me going with the selveges!! I JUST emailed her and said we needed to get together and sew something selvege. Yours is FABULOUS!!

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  18. This is great! I have not seen this before....makes me want to save everything! Your is perfect. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  19. Love the green background fabric. It really zings and sets off the selvedges. I have a brown paper bag I am collecting my selvedges in.

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  20. This quilt is such an inspiration. I love the color and the name!

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  21. great quilt and what a zingy green!

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  22. Gorgeous! I love selvages and lime green, so you know I lust after this quilt!

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  23. Love this! I'm not huge into selveg quilts but this is amazing. It is so happy, and so resourceful!

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  24. That is a really cute quilt! I really like it...

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  25. Wow, I really really like this quilt! The bright green is so cool!

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  26. I love the colors in this quilt! The green is such a perfect compliment to the colorful seledges. I've never tried a selvedge quilt but would like to one day.

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  27. Love the quilting and the theme!


    http://piecefulmusings.blogspot.com

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  28. What a fun quilt! Love the lime green. ~ Sarah

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  29. I love this quilt. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Love your quilt! It is so cheery with that fantastic green color. I think I have to save up my selvedges for something like this! Tank you for sharing!

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  31. I use my selvages instead of string or rubber bands to tie up parcels and such. I never have enough on hand to make much with them. I think this is nice.

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  32. This quilt is wonderful-definitely one of the best selvage quilts I've ever seen! Love the quilting!

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  33. wow, this is beautiful. i've never seen anything like it!!

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  34. Wow! Lots to love in this quilt. The color, the different size diamon blocks, the selvages, and the stitching is awesome.

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  35. I love everything about the quilt - the color, the quilting.

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  36. This is the first time i have seen someone make a quilt from salvages.. this is great!!!

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  37. Great quilt I love the bold color choice!

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  38. Stunning! I love the green!

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  39. Wow amazing! Such a stunning quilt.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  40. Absolutely beautiful!!! So fun.

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  41. What an amazing quilt.

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  42. Absolutely delightful. Great colors, fabric, design. This is really a beautiful quilt and very cheerful. You did a fantastic job!

    Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh what a beautiful selvage quilt. It's in my favorite color, Kiwi! You're a talented quilter for sure.

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  44. This is a beautiful way to use selvages. My daughter uses them to make rugs but I would like to try this. WONDERFUL colors!!

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  45. Love it! I am collecting selvedges too but haven't found MY project yet!

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  46. Wow, I really love this! One of my favorites so far for sure :) Hmmm, I need to go find my selvages :)

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  47. I cannot belive you made this from one green fabric and selvages; it's brilliant!

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  48. Very beautiful quilt !!

    Marika

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  49. I love this! How lucky are you to have people bring you selvages :) Beautiful!

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  50. WOW! Really, really neat!

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  51. Brilliant!! I'm ready to start one and your post is fantastic motivation. I too started collecting selvelges after seeing the Red Zinger in Quilter's Home....you have to wonder how many of us started saving based on that pattern. I want to do an orange background but was fearful that it might be too much but your lime green tells me to go for it!

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  52. Very creative! Love this.

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  53. Your pretty quilt looks fresh and good enough to lick!

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  54. Could you send this to me for Christmas? Okay, fine, I will just drool over it from the computer! haha! Very cool quilt! And that color of green is my absolute favorite color! Well done. I am gonna have to look into this selvage thing. And buy more fabric too if I am going to make one of my own!

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  55. Such a GREAT quilt!!! I LIKE everything about it - from the name, to the use of selvages, to the colors and the QUILTING!!! Oh my. ; ) Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Beautiful! I recently made a black and white selvage zinger that is waiting to be finished on the longarm at my LQS.

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  57. This lovely quilt makes me want to start collecting selvedges too! And that lime green is such a wonderful cheerful colour to go with them - great quilt!

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