Friday, October 29, 2010

Rick Rack Paddy Whack--Blogger Quilt Festival

Hi Quilting Friends!  Welcome to the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival put on by Amy. My entry is a fun quilt that I can actually say I designed myself for my LQS, Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co., and their popular Strip Club! Now before you get too excited, Silly Thing, the Club isn't in Los Vegas or anything. (Had you going there, didn't I?) You can join The Club monthly by purchasing a custom made jelly roll from Harper's, which is actually in a suburb of Kansas City. On the last Sunday of each month, an original pattern is revealed to be used with that particular jelly roll. It's all great fun........and addictive!!
Rick Rack Paddy Whack hangs at the top of the stairs in my house.  I love seeing it there every time I trip  walk up the stairs to my sewing room/extra bedroom. It's made using mostly Heather Bailey fabrics with a little Amy Butler and Kaffe Fasset thrown in. As you can see, jumbo rick rack separates the lighter squares from the darker rectangle strips in the design.


 While I enjoyed the process of creating a special quilt for the Strip Club, I did learn a few things along the way. First, it's really  fun to choose fabrics to make up a jelly roll, especially if you are not the one who has to cut the strips yourself and roll them up! Second, it's really, really hard to write up a pattern and get all the math right for several different sizes of quilt tops! Third, it's really, really, really hard to make a quilt and turn it into a pattern while at the same time packing up a house to move...especially after living in said house for 16 years! I get the hives just thinking about it!!
I love the quilt, though.  Isn't that rick rack cute? Now, go get your coffee pot going and break out the pumpkin cookies because your going to want some while you visit the other quilts on this wonderful Quilt Festival. Have fun!!
                                                                          

30 comments:

  1. This quilt is amazing. The Rick rack is just the perfeact highlight. The pattern is worth all the obstacles you had to overcome tp get it right.

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  2. I love rick rack, wha a cool way to use it!

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  3. I'm drooling! I really love that Heather Bailey line of fabrics!!! So pretty and so beautiful in that quilt...the rick rack is adorable too!

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  4. I love this quilt! The ric-rac is pure genius!

    And yes, all the math that goes into a quilt pattern can make you crazy... LOL

    Do you happen to have a copy of that pattern for purchase??

    Jennifer :)

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  5. So simple and yet stunning! Love it!

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  6. Very, very fun and very, very beautiful. The rick-rack makes it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Thats a lot of really interesting looking fabrics you've got going on in there.

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  8. Great job! Its a fabulous quilt. Wonderful fabrics and the ric rac really adds something special.

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  9. Your quilt is really really really really beautiful, LOL. I love the name too.

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  10. It's a lovely quilt. I like how you have accented the rows with the large ric rac. Pretty colors too.

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  11. How darling - love the rick rack! A very sunny quilt. And yep, it's the math that will keep me from EVER being a quilt designer, lol! I'll stick to applique!

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  12. The addition of the rick rack IS cute. Now I want to make a quilt that uses ric rac! :)

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the fesitval!

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  13. This is a fun "strippy" design, Carla! Congratulations on designing your own pattern! I remember those "freshcut" fabrics, HB's first fabric line. I think your quilt showcase them in a very nice way! I bought a charm pack, myself - and made a pinwheel tablecloth.
    ; )

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  14. Aren't jelly rolls fun! I made a quilt out of parts of honey buns and also entered it in the Festival. Hope you can find it, I must have been about #500! I have a website: www.farmersdotter.com if ya want to go there, then go to my blog and you can see my quilt that I entered. Thanks!
    Brenda...the Farmer's Dotter

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  15. Lovely!!! It sounds like a fun experience...the pattern designing, not the moving ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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  16. this is stunning....it is an amazing quilt

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  17. I'm a huge fan of Rick Rack!! The name of your quilt is brilliant!!!!! So is Strip Club, LOL! It's a great quilt for jelly rolls and the fabrics you've chosen are so dreamy. I love it!

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  18. Beautiful fabrics and I love the ric rac!

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  19. Wonderful job!! I bet you do enjoy looking at it as you go up your stairs. It is great!! You are so creative.

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  20. What a lovely quilt! The rick rack is so cute too! :)

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  21. It's gorgeous, Carla!
    (this is my first time to your blog, why haven't I been here before? I'm subscribing right now.)

    :)

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  22. what a great quilt, I love your use of rick rack!
    I also love the toile' pillow :)

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  23. What a sweet quilt - so pretty! I adore that rick rack! And the name is hysterically perfect!

    OMG, you did this while moving?? You have my admiration. I barely survived moving all by itself! Wow.

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  24. What a pretty quilt- very soft colors but with energy. Are you moving??

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  25. A really lovely quilt - so cheerful !

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  26. great idea with the rick rack, I'm thinking of repro 30s would be fun, too. enjoy your whole blog, too.

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  27. fun quilt and the rick rack is a great addition. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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