Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Twist of Lime

Hello to everyone visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I'm Alison and I'm a PhD candidate in chemistry by day, and a fabric addict 24-7. I started sewing when I was in elementary school and quilting has become my go-to "therapy" since I started grad school in 2010.

Amy's Creative Side

While this quilt has been finished for a month or so, I couldn't resist sharing it again because I love it so much. The color choices are a little bit out of my normal "box" and I was nervous to go in such a bold direction, but I couldn't be happier!


I collected lime green, black, and white fabrics for almost a year and a half before I started cutting for this project because I had such a hard time finding a pattern that I liked. The pattern for this one is from the March 2012 Michigan-Ohio Shop Hop quilt designed by The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, Michigan.

All of my fabrics are prints: black on white, white on black, green with black and white. My favorite print in this quilt is the green trees fabric from the City Centre Line by Robert Kaufman. While the blocks are simple to put together, the contrast of the alternating courthouse steps and star blocks ends up so beautiful!


I also put together my first pieced and artsy back for this quilt due to the plethora of fabric still left from this project.


Thank you so much for visiting and don't forget to go check out all of the other quilts entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Update 11/5/12: Thank you to everyone for nominating me in the "Bed Quilt" category! I was so honored surprised to make it into the top 5! Go here to vote for the finalists!

Quilt Stats
Approximately 72 by 84 inches (twin)
Special Techniques: strip piecing, stack-cut-switch piecing for stars, pieced backing
Quilted: Professional
Pattern: By The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, Michigan (MI-OH March shop hop quilt pattern)
Categories: Bed Quilt, Professionally Quilted
Entry #164

36 comments:

  1. The back is just as beautiful as the front.

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  2. Love it love it love! So green so awesome!

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  3. What a wonderful quilt. The design is interesting and the green and black are so much fun.

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  4. I love the colour combination, it works so well and the pattern you chose is perfect. I love the back too!!

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  5. Great quilt - so bright and with so much movement to it! Love the back too :)

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  6. This is a beautiful finish. Thanks for entering it in the festival.

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  7. Wow, Alison, this is great. I love the design and the fabric choices are just wonderful. Nice work!

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  8. what a fun quilt. The back is as pretty as the front

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  9. I do love how the stars and courthouse step blocks come together! A great design. Love the back too!

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  10. Lovely finish! I've seen this on other posts. Nice finish and a great entry! That back really could be a front! Such a great quilt.

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  11. Just beautiful!

    Good luck with the rest of your doctorate. :-)

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  12. Wow, I love this quilt...great use of fabrics and colour!

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  13. I love the colors you used in this quilt. It looks stunning.

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  14. It's lovely. Unusual colour choice but it really works. The back is great too!

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  15. Great choice of fabrics. I love how all the prints gives the quilt so much texture.

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  16. I love the colour combination and the improv pieced back is very cool. Great fabric choices!

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  17. 'Cheap' therapy? I'd like to know where you buy your fabric! Amazing quilt, must have taken you so long!

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  18. I love the back as much as the front. Cool colour combinations too

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  19. Wow, love the colors and the back looks great

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  20. I LOVe it!!! The back is awesome. I love a quilt back that helps the front shine!

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  21. Hi Alison, it's great to meet you through Blogger's quilt festival. I love this combo of B+W with green! It makes those lime colors really stand out. So gorgeous.

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  22. I love your quilt, especially how the black and whites work with the bright greens. Beautiful!

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  23. Love your quilt! The backing is cool:)

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  24. What a fun quilt! Love the design and colors! Great job!

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  25. I love using two blocks to create a pattern - like this lovely quilt of yours. Thanks for sharing it!

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  26. Your quilt is SO pretty. Thanks for sharing pictures.

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  27. Love the colors together and love the backing!! I'm collecting purple fabrics for a future quilt....I will probably have an overabundance, too! :)

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  28. What a great color combo!! Love the pattern too! Great quilt front & back!!!

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  29. i love the green and black! fantastic together.

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  30. Love the color scheme and the pattern the two blocks create. Nicely done, beautiful quilt.

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  31. The green looks great with the black and white. Very unexpected!

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  32. The colors are fantastic. Really make the pattern pop! great choices!

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  33. That is an awesome quilt! the colours are gorgeous! Good on you for going out of your comfort zone..look at the super result! Thanks for sharing, good luck with the competition.

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  34. I love the colours you've chosen and the pattern is beautiful too!

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  35. what a great quilt -love the lime and black, wonderful combination. Fun back too.

    Come see my Batik Tulips #46

    and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

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