In the continuing showcase of Portland Modern Quilt Guild’s charity quilts, today’s quilt is Kelly’s Quilt.
This bright, fun, scrappy improv quilt was made at our Guild’s March Charity Sew Day. During the course of the day the group took a huge box of bright, kid friendly scraps and a handful of stray orphan blocks cut them up and turned it all into a pile of 12 inch blocks.
The quilt got its name during the Sew Day when this block went up on the design wall…
Joy, one of our members commented that the girl in this block looked liked one of my fellow Board members from last year, Kelly. Everyone agreed and the quilt was then referred to all day as Kelly’s quilt.
In the spirit of improv and anything goes, the top grew into a loud riot of novelty print fun…
When it came time to quilting this top, it fell, of course to none other than its name sake, Kelly Cole of Blue Bird Sews. As soon as she knew the quilt was named after her, Kelly felt she had to quilt it.
And boy did she quilt it. Kelly did a wonderful job free motion quilting a different pattern into each block…
The end result is one of the most fun games of eye spy ever in a quilt. I love the riot of colour and texture of this quilt. You know it is going to make some kid extremely happy.
12 thoughts on “Kelly’s Quilt in the spotlight…”
Ooh! I hope the scrap quilt I started this morning turns out to look as god as this one.
Never mind the kids, it makes ME really happy to look at it. Fabulous…
LOL – I thought the same thing.
Happy was what we were going for…glad we are getting the right response to this crazy quilt.
It also makes you want to look at everything and examine it closely, so it’ll be a heap of fun for some lucky child.
What a wonderful quilt! It is so joyful! Nice work, ladies…
I love Kelly’s quilt. It’s so cheerful and full of surprises.
A wonderful fresh & colorful happy quilt! And the quiling is matching perfectly with all the different blocks and colours.
So cheerful…just makes you smile!
Now I know what to do with those “why did I buy this?” fabrics in my stash! Thanks for posting this charming piece!
Crazy improv is the best place for those fabrics you like but do not know what to do with.
Oh my stars! What a wonderful scrap quilt.