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Monday, March 6, 2023

Contemporary Crazy Border Quilt - Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

  Today is my stop in the 

Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter.

So, here is my Contemporary Crazy Border Quilt.

The idea for the hop is to find an old quilt book on your shelf and make something from it.

Here is my book:

The Quilting Bible from the Singer Sewing Reference Library
copyright 1997

This book has been sitting in my sewing room because I was intrigued by this project:

I have had this piece of fabric forever.

It was time to use it.

My Contemporary Crazy Border Quilt was fun and totally took me away from my own
design style.  I guess that is the point of a challenge such as this.

Here is the schedule of those showing off their old quilt book projects:

March 6th

Quilting at the Farm

Lemon Tree Snippets

Creatin in the sticks You are here

Natalie (on Beaquilter)

March 7th

Quilting Gail

Thrift Shop Commando

High Road Quilter


March 8th

Kathleen McMusing

Words & Stitches

Isabella's Whimsy

DesertSky Quilting


March 9th

LC's Cottage

Cynthia's Ark

Ms P Designs USA

Just Let Me Quilt

March 10th


Karrin's Crazy World

Quilting Patchwork Applique

Julie's Quilts and Costumes

Please check them out and leave some warm and fuzzy comments.
There are some fun old books to see.

I really do need to use my books more often.
I have so many that are from the 90's but not many older than that.
Now, magazines, I have waaaaaaay too many old ones.  
It may be time to do some spring cleaning...

Thanks, Bea, this was fun!


Gretchen Weaver said...

Your quilt is very pretty! Happy stitching!

Carol said...

Cute quilt, Carla! I like the way you could use your big print in it! The wacky plus signs/crosses are cool too! (I think I have that book--I need to use mine too! LOL)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a fun idea. We all have older books we bought for a particular project, and never got to it! Yours is very cool, out of the usual comfort zone and stretching yourself.

Calicojoan said...

That is so much fun! You modernized it even more than the book and it compliments your socks perfectly! LOL!! This makes me want to rethink some of my fabrics laying around here.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What a fun quilt, Carla! I love the rows and the fabric that was waiting in the wings for just the perfect quilt was...well...perfect!! I love pink and black and the retro vibe!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Very cool, Carla!! Stepping outside our GO TO design style from time to time can be challenging. This quilt proves that it is SEW worth the effort!

beaquilter said...

what a fun quilt! we gotta meet one day! I saw you met Carol recently- totally jealous!!!

Carol Swift said...

This is over-the-top incredible and totally something that would make me buy that book too. Love it!

Kathleen said...

What a great quilt and inspired from an old book...love it! So interesting that there is such a modern looking quilt in the 1997 book! Of course, that is not so old is it?

Karrin Hurd said...

Great project, I love that fabric!

Beth said...

Your quilt turned out great. I love the idea of this blog hop. I know that when I flip through my older books I always remember the projects I was "planning" to make--and can often recall the many hours I spent considering fabric, perhaps even doing a little shopping...This is inspiring.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

A very modern mini from an old book, well done! I love it, bright and pretty!

works4me said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I actually like it a lot more than the one in the book. :)

Quilting Gail said...

How neat it is that your inspiration took you out of your comfort zone!! And to make that beautiful quilt! Well done!!!

quilting gail

Laura said...

Love your modern version! It is a very creative update and so fun! :)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Love your project--so creative!

Susan said...

Wow, that is fabulous! Not only did you take something that was already ahead of it's time at publication, but you made it even more modern. It's a truly wonderful quilt, and I love the buildings you used in the corner.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Great quilt! I love how you broke up the neighborhood fabric. I was hoping to do this blog hop but there just isn't enough time in the day! You're so right that it's way past time for us to open up some of our beloved quilt books. Thanks for sharing a great, fun quilt!

Sandy Panagos said...

That is such a cool quilt. I think the fabric you used instead of flowers makes it much more interesting than the flowers would have.

Sharon said...

Very cool, and quite a ways from your usual style (which is also cool). Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Danice G said...

What a pretty quilt. That book, the Quilting Bible, sounds like a great one. In this age of e books, which are fine, I do still love hard copy books as well.

Julie in GA said...

What a great way to use that fabric! Your quilt looks fantastic!

Rose said...

My granddaughter made me a painting when she was 10 or 11. It's lavender, purple, black and teal paint drizzled and swirled on a canvas. I recently pulled this same book and the same pattern to make a quilt to go with the painting. I have all of the blocks made and plan to get them put together this week. I was so excited to see that you used this pattern.

lynn said...

I love your quilt Carla. I makes me feel inspired to reach out an play some more. Thanks

Linda said...

What a gorgeous quilt Carla! You chose well, and that fabric is to die for - love it!