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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Scrappy Quilt Entry

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I’m super excited to be participating in my 2nd Blogger’s Quilt Festival. This year I’ve decided to enter my Christmas Crazy Quilt in the scrappy quilt category.  I absolutely love this quilt. It’s got a fabulous vintage Christmas feel.

Crazy Christmas Quilt

That vintage feel, started with my discovery of the Christmas Emporium fabric panel from Wilmington Prints. To make sure that my quilt had a cohesive look, I made sure to pull a few other prints from the line, but the majority of the fabrics were part of my stash.

christmas emporium panel

For the layout of the quilt, I started with a plan for a quilt measuring 48×72 inches. That is the size that works best to hang over the large brick block window in my living room. From there I chose a simple layout comprised on 12-inch and 8-inch blocks in alternating rows. I particularly like this simple design because it doesn’t distract from all of the movement in the quilt blocks themselves.

Christmas Crazy Quilt closeup

Christmas Crazy Quilt closeup

Christmas Crazy Quilt closeup

Christmas Crazy Quilt closeup

Christmas Crazy Quilt closeup

I actually started this quilt in the fall of 2013, just after I finished my Steampunk Crazy Quilt. The quilt didn’t get finished before the Christmas holiday, so I decided to take a break from it. I got it back out in the early part of August, and finally finished up the quilt early in October. And, I’m so excited to have the quilt done for this Christmas.

Crazy Christmas Quilt

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my quilt! I’d love for you to vote for it as one of your favorites in the Scrappy Quilt category. And while, you’re at it, be sure to check out some of the other amazing quilts in this fun online quilt show.

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Want to vote? Head on over to the Scrappy Quilt category page over at Amy’s Creative Side. To cast your vote, simply click the heart on the upper left corner of the the entry you want to vote for!

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Bloggers Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side
Inspiration Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Made By You Monday at Skip to My Lou
Take-a-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts
Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

22 Comments

  1. Karen H on October 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Crazy quilts are such a labour of love and yours is beautiful. I really like all of the lovely embroidered details! Good luck!

    • Andrea on October 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks so much Karen! There are a lot of other great quilts in the show this year, but I haven’t seen any other crazy quilts yet.

  2. Gina on October 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Wow…what an amazing quilt and work of art! It’s beautiful! I have never made a crazy quilt before…not sure if I ever will…but I do think they are really neat quilts.

    • Andrea on October 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks so much Gina! I’m glad you stopped by!

  3. Nupur on October 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

    What an incredible, one of a kind quilt! I love the embellishments.

    • Andrea on October 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much Nupur! I appreciate you stopping by.

  4. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow on October 29, 2014 at 11:46 am

    This is a gorgeous quilt ! I admire all of these lovely embroidery stitches..especially since all I can do is a backstitch, lol. How pretty in the rich Christmas colors!

    • Andrea on October 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks so much Deb! I’m still learning my embroidery stitches. There are still plenty of much fancier stitches to learn.

  5. Robin on October 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    And to think that it started from that panel! Wow! You definitely took this to another level. I love all of the details and embroidery. Truly stunning work!

    • Andrea on October 31, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thank you so much, Robin! I really enjoyed working on this project, and hope to make another crazy quilt soon.

  6. Diann Bottrell on October 31, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    What an amazing quilt! It must be fun to look at in person with so many details.

    • Andrea on October 31, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks, Diann! I do enjoy looking at this quilt – though I more often think of other things I could add instead of seeing what’s already there. But that’s probably just because I made it.

  7. Zenia Rene on November 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I totally feel vintage Christmas when I look at it. This is absolutely stunning!! I’m glad you got it finished before Christmas too! Good providence in the festival.

    • Andrea on November 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thanks so much Zenia! There are lots of great entries this time around, so I’m sure it won’t win, but I’m glad to be able to share my quilt with everyone.

  8. Jules on November 3, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Oh my word, that is absolutely gorgeous, such a lot of work, really beautiful. I really hope it wins a prize it’s very deserving.

  9. Jules on November 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

    All done – Good luck.

    • Andrea on November 3, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thank you so much!

  10. Dana on November 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful quilt! I’m not normally a fan of Christmas themed things – they often tend to be rather tacky – but yours is gorgeous. It has a wonderful, vintage look about it, and I really love the way you have used the “tags”. Have voted for you. I see in your “about” section that you are “a purveyor of fine cheeses” – what kind do you do? I make my own cheese – not for sale, just for home, but it is I really enjoy doing them. Good luck in the competition.

    • Andrea on November 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      I’m a big fan of homemade mozzarella, but that’s all I’ve tried making myself. Otherwise I love cheese with a bit of a bite to it, things like sharp cheddar and chevre.

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