Friday, May 17, 2013

Jumpin Jack Flash- Bloggers Quilt Festival

First up, I'd like to say a big Thank You to Amy's Creative Side and the wonderful sponsors for putting on the Bloggers Quilt Festival !! 
 Looking at fabulous quilts and discovering new fun blogs, 2 of my favourite things!!! Yay!!



Presenting Jumpin Jack Flash!!
I made this quilt over a year ago so it's about time I share photos of it quilted and bound.


This quilt is the result of pulling out bits and pieces of lots of my favourite novelty prints and throwing them all in together.  Afterwards I realised it was like a big scrappy I-Spy quilt. 

I started by sewing pieces together, then those pieces went with other pieces and so on until I had a quilt top approx 85inches square.  It came together like magic and was a pleasure to sew. It's funny how some quilts behave perfectly and others can be a bag of trouble. 




 I quilted it myself. I was going to do simple straight line quilting across the quilt but halfway through the first line I decided to make it a bit more interesting by quilting where the sewing machine took me, so there's zig zags, loops, stitch in the ditch and all sorts of wonky stitching.


The name of the quilt came to mind because the recipient is a Rolling Stones fan. I dug out my favourite Stones Cd's to listen to as I sewed. The title of the song Jumpin' Jack Flash just seemed to, well, jump out at me. I think it really suits the quilt.



 This photo gives a peek of the backing... Golden yellow fabric with scattered vegetables by Martha Negley.

 And the binding is a scrappyluscious mix of fabrics.


This festival we're allowed to show 2 quilts  so I have another entry called Dollop of Cream, scrappy circles in neutral colours and lots of hand quilting.  click here to have a look.

Thanks for visiting.  I always try to reply to comments but it's going to be a busy week of trying to visit as many festival blogs as I can so please excuse me if I don't reply. If you leave me a comment I'll make sure I visit your blog and leave a comment in return. :) .


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34 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt Rachael! You have some amazing fabrics in your quilt - love the Melody Miller! (Looks like we've both got quilts in the same scrappy section!)

Karen said...

Love this quilt. Such a great selection of fabrics that all work so wonderfully well together. Great name, too.
Fantastic work with the quilting on such a huge project.
All that colour is definitely you!

Terry said...

WOW a grown ups' eye spy. Something new every time you look.

Julierose said...

Super idea--an adult version of "I Spy"--what fun!! I love it...Julierose

Cindy said...

It's beautiful! What a great entry into the festival.

Little Island Quilting said...

Seriously fab!

Melissa P said...

A happy jumble of color! My favorite part has to be the scrappy binding. Love it!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Both of your quilts are just gorgeous--so fun and lively--so much of YOU in them. I love reading your stories of how they developed and seeing all the closeup photos. Thank you for the inspiration today!!xo

Vickie said...

Spectacular ! You have some of the coolest fabric !

Deborah said...

You have such an amazingly beautiful and individual style. This is yet another stunning quilt!

audrey said...

Always love your fabric choices--very fun and interesting! This looks like a quilt you just want to snuggle up with and make a favorite.:) Beautiful work!

Kelly said...

Love, love, love - I need to do a quilt with Melody scraps in it now ;-)

Katy Cameron said...

After seeing this I totally want to raid your stash, love it!

Shakey Stitches said...

You have some awesome fabrics in that quilt.
It looks great.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love everything about this quilt especially the Melody Miller fabric!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Two absolutely fabulous quilts - I love the incredible colours in your Jumpin Jack Flash quilt and the subtlety of the Dollop of Cream Quilt! Great work.

Debra said...

Love them both. Very inspiring.

CitricSugar said...

Oh, I love this! I've been wanting to do something similar but haven't found the right inspiration yet - this might be it! Thanks!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love love this one - fabulous. the quilting is great! congrats on such a fun happy quilt! Have you ever seen the movie Jumping Jack Flash with Whoopie Goldberg? I LOVE that movie and everyone else I know hates it...

Shay said...

I cant resist a scrappy quilt and this one is fabulous. I'm sure I'd spend a lot of time snuggled under it just sussing out all the different fabrics.

The cherry on top is that scrappy binding. Love it !

Kim Brackett said...

Fabulous! I love everything about it! So many interesting fabrics and colors.

Janet said...

Awesome once again, you have a certain style all of your own. I'd love to nosey around in your stash, it must be quite ecclectic.

Karen said...

Great scrap quilt! You seem to have the knack for knowing how a quilt needs to be quilted.

Rachel said...

Like the quirkiness in your quilts. Looks like you have a lot of fun along the way.

needleandspindle said...

Goodness golly, what a pleasure! This one is better than television. I wouldn't need to look at anything else for a week at least.

Pam said...

love this...love this crazy use your stash...create an eye spy at the same time business xoxox

Carolyn said...

Love the scrappyness and playfulness in your quilt. It is so great when quilts come together without a fight. :)

QuiltCandy said...

What a fabulous, fun quilt! I love all the fabrics you've used!

Sasha said...

I don't know how you do it!!! You used so many different fabrics and they all look so amazing together!!! I'm so happy this one was a joy for you to sew. It's certainly lovely to look at =D

Marg said...

Wow again Rachael, another gorgeous quilt. I also don't know how you are able to put such a diverse range of fabric together and make it sing. It's awesome.

Aoife said...

Such a cosy quilt! Beautiful that it contains all of your favourites :)

Sharon said...

Whoo hoo! This is a fun quilt! I've always loved the idea of an adult I Spy quilt, and you captured it perfectly. You have an awesome stash of novelty fabrics! I love your random quilting...it's fun too. Great name for the quilt!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Of course...your quilt is fabulous, just like you!!!!!! Fun fun fun!

Deborah said...

such a fun quilt - I love spotting all the different fabrics you have used :-)

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