Saturday, October 26, 2013

It's Festival Time for Center Light

Amy of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the fall Blogger's Quilt Festival to coincide with fall Quilt Market.  You still have time to enter.  Choose a category (one of 15!) at the festival link (above), write a post about your quilt, then link it to the category you chose.  What a fun way to see lots of quilts.

I'm entering Center Light into the scrappy quilt category.

This quilt came about because I had an over-abundance of light, plain scraps.  It was either throw them out or make them into something.  I chose the latter.  I did not have a layout in mind when I began sewing the blocks.  It's the result of pure play.  I finished stitching the top a few years ago and finished hand quilting it last month.  It measures 61½" x 80".  Individual blocks measured 5" before quilting and shrinkage in the washer.

You can see how scrappy some of the light blocks are from the two below.  I was just trying to use up the little pieces.

Here are two more views.

You can join the fun by viewing the quilts and/or by entering one of your quilts in whatever category seems right.   

Doesn't everyone love a festival, especially when we can miss the hustle and bustle of people packed elbow to elbow and just enjoy the sights?!  I know I do.  Now that I've finished this post I'm headed over to see the other entries in the festival.



P.S.  Here are links to all the categories:  baby quiltthrow quiltscrappy quiltgroup/bee quilttwo color quiltROYGBIV quilt, applique quilthand quilted quilthome machine quilted quiltprofessionally quilted quiltquilt photographerart quilt, doll/mini quiltwall hangingbed quilt.


  1. Nancy, Congratulations on a very scrappy quilt and hand quilted at that! Now this is what I call patience. I just love the way the scrappy whites and neutrals worked. It is very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Take good care. Karen

  2. Gorgeous! I love that fade-out in the centre. Great use of scraps!

  3. I love your scrappy quilt. Beautiful.

  4. This is a great quilt. I love how you played with the neutral fabrics esp.

  5. I like the way you play! As you know, I am a huge fan of this quilt! I just think you hit it out of the park and it truly does look like the light is dancing across it. Gorgeous!

  6. Great way to showcase your scraps, not just use them up!

  7. I love the way you made the quilt radiate from the middle. The effect is brilliant! Thank you for sharing this loveliness!

  8. what a fantastic use of scraps! I love all the different shades of lights - really beautiful!

  9. Beautiful! And so, so impressed with the hand quilting!

  10. I love this quilt and the gradient look of the blocks spreading out over the top. The hand quilting is just amazing too and it added such a tactile feature. I want to touch it!! I just voted for it in the scrap quilt category.


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