Lopspeysa Quilt Finish–Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Happy Monday everyone!  I’m one of the weird ducks that actually LOVES my Mondays … it means that my orchard is closed and I get a day of rest (aka time to quilt and/or write).  Today I’m going to share with you one of my most recent quilt finishes for Amy’s Creative Sides’ Blogger Quilt FestivalLopspeysa Quilt by Kim Lapacek

A few months ago, the Lodi Valley Quilter’s Guild had Gudrun Erla of GE Designs come speak to our guild and teach a workshop.  It was a brilliant workshop and I learned so much.   We could choose from one of two quilts in her book “Big Blocks, Big Style” and I chose Lopspeysa.  Even though I feel that I’m a fairly decent quilter it is always fun to learn new things, new methods and new ways to look at design.  Gudrun did not disappoint.

Gudrun Erla and Kim Lapacek

As an added bonus – she taught us how to use her Creative Grids Stripology Ruler.  This ruler is a game changer when it comes to having to cut and I can’t recommend it enough.  Lopspeysa Quilt by Kim LapacekThe modern yet traditional look of Gudrun’s “Lopspeysa” quilt is striking but of course I had to change up how I put it all together.  The large area for solid just screamed “scrappy” to me so I pulled all of my fabrics turquoise tones and using strips of them created my own “solid” fabric.  I also used different beige fabrics and different light coral prints for the other two colors in this piece.  Lopspeysa Quilt by Kim LapacekKim Van Etten did a beautiful job quilting this piece for me.  I handed it over to her and told her to quilt it however it told her too.  She did an amazing job and I think her choices where absolutely perfect!  Lopspeysa Quilt by Kim LapacekThe back of this quilt is pieced with random pieces of turquoise fabric – sticking with the scrappy look.  Lopspeysa Quilt by Kim LapacekI think I might enter this quilt in a few shows over the next year or so but ultimately it is a piece I made for my cousin and new husband.  They have seen it and know it will be theirs soon but also are patiently waiting for me to be ready to part with it.

Now – be sure to head over to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival page and see what others are proudly sharing in this event!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! The colours are so fresh looking. I like how you used your scraps to make the turquoise fabric.

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  2. Awesome design! I love the shapes and all of the prints you combined.

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  3. Kim! It's stunning! the original quilt is cool, but the way you "made" fabric for the solid sections gives it so much more life - bravo!

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  4. I love that you "gifted" it, but haven't yet "given" it to them! :) Definitely a great color combo! I always love seeing what bold colors you put together!

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  5. Love this one! That quilt is also on my list of things to make and love your take on it. I took one of her workshops in Plant City, FL and have been a fan ever since!

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  6. This is one beautiful quilt. It turned out just gorgeous. I love the liveliness and colour choices

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  7. I really love this quilt, the improv look, the colors and the fabrics you chose. I have Grudun's latest book and will now have to check out her Big Block book. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The colours in your quilt are great and work so well with the design. A lovely finish.

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  9. I so love acqua fabric - I have none of that color right now in my stash. Time to replenish!

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  10. I love the quilt patttern and the Colours you have chosen! Gorgeous!

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  11. This is very very cool - it really catches the eye!

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  12. Your quilts are always so distinctive - you really have a great way of combining prints to come up with striking combinations. Love this one!

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  13. This is gorgeous! Of course the turquoise/coral combo is hard to beat...this is definitely a show stopper of scrappy goodness!!!

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  14. Love, love, LOVE this unique looking quilt!!

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  15. Lovely quilt! Yes, sometimes it is hard to part with a quilt that we've worked countless hours on and am in love with too. I've given away most of the quilts I've made. I know the feeling.

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  16. Beautiful, creative, unique sums it up!

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