Blogger’s Quilt Festival Original Quilt Entry – Choose Happy

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I love The Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  And a big thanks to Amy for doing such an amazing job at putting this on!  It’s so fun to come together as quilters – everyone is so talented!  This is my entry in the Origional Quilt Category :  It’s called Choose Happy!  The fabrics are from Pat Sloan for Moda and scream HAPPY!!.  I actually designed this quilt with the intent of giving it as a gift.  My friend always uses the phrase Choose Happy.  Such great words to live by!  I wanted to incorporate that thought in this quilt so she could hang it in her home.
The quilt measures 30″x 40.5″
It has 16 pinwheel blocks surrounding the machine appliquéd “Choose Happy”.
It is machine quilted and hand bound
The pattern is actually available for free on the Therm O Web Blog 🙂  Just for you!!!IMG_5954
I love the pebble quilting around the words – some of the fabric actually has this same pattern!
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I just feel happy inside when I look at this quilt – I hope you do too!  It was really fun to make!

Mufasa approves!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Small Quilt Entry – Strawberry Patch Quilt

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Welcome friends!! and thanks for stopping by!!! I look forward to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival every six months!  I am always so amazed by all the talent out there!  It is fun to come together as quilters and appreciate each other’s work.  I am entering my Strawberry Patch quilt in the Small Quilt Category.  This is my favorite quilt right now!  I love the colors and prints of Hello Darling.  My friend Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset and I collaborated on the pattern.
The quilt measures 42″x 50″
It is machine appliquéd and is machine quilted.  The binding is by hand.
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Aren’t strawberries just the sweetest!!!
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Modern Black & Orange Quilt – Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I always look forward to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival presented by Amy’s Creative Side.  I love seeing all the fabulous quilts out there!  I am entering my Modern Black & Orange Quilt in the “Modern Quilt” category.   I made this quilt last month and it is one of my all-time favorites.  I love the traditional Halloween colors of Black & Orange.halloween_quilt_disappearing_nine_patch

This quilt was fun to put together – it’s a Disappearing 9-Patch.  I love the many variations on this quilt pattern and I love how the colors play together in this design.

The quilt measures 49″ x 62″

It’s machine quilted by me with an all over meander pattern.

The binding is hand-sewn.




This is how the block looks once the 9-Patch is cut up.  I love how making the center of the 9-Patch black, it makes the small black squares that pop in the quilt.  If you would like the exact pattern, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  Hugs 🙂



Fall Friends Applique Quilt – Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry

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It’s that time of year again, the Blogger’s Quilt Festival from Amy’s Creative Side!  I am entering my “Fall Friends” quilt in the “appliqué quilt” category.  I am so in love with this quilt that I just finished sewing today!  The woodland animal appliqué patterns are from Jennifer Heynen’s book “A Walk in the Woods“.  I came up with the design of the quilt – it’s a disappearing 9-Patch with sashing.  The fabric’s are also from Jennifer’s “A Walk in the Woods” fabric line.  I don’t know about you but I am in love with hedgehogs, squirrels, and foxes!!!


Fall Friends Applique Quilt


The quilt measures 56″ x 72″.  The appliqué is fused with Heat n Bond Lite and then straight stitched around the edges.  The quilting is long-arm machine quilted and the binding is hand-sewn.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  and Happy Fall!!!

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Totally Boy Crazy {Baby Quilt}

I am entering this Totally Boy Crazy quilt in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the baby quilt catagory.    If you are new to my blog, welcome!   I love so many things about this quilt – the scrappy-ness of it, the yellow submarine, and of course the fabric!  This is an original pattern I created for Riley Blake Designs using their “Boy Crazy” line of fabric.  The pattern can be found here.  It measures 41″ x 48″. 
This quilt has piecing and appliqué.  I machine quilted the quilt on my Bernina.  


Ella’s Fish Quilt

Hi, I am Ella!  My mom is Jedi Craft Girl.  Today I am writing a blog post about my fish quilt.  I am entering it in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the “Throw Quilt” Category.  Thanks for stopping by to look at my quilt.

I am 14 years old and I have been sewing since I was 8 years old.  I love fish!!  I just got back from Hawaii where I got to spend 2 weeks in the ocean.  I found this quilt pattern at the Long Beach Quilt Festival.  The pattern is called Huki Lau by Beyond the Reef.  I got to meet the designer, Natalie Barnes.  I loved this pattern because it uses tropical prints and batiks and the appliqué fish are actually outlines of real tropical fish!  The quilt measures 54″ x 70″.

I made patterns out of paper and hand cut each fish.

I used Spray n Bond to attach each fish to the background fabric.  Then I sewed around each fish.

I had my quilt professionally quilted.  I love how each fish is outlined by squiggles – it looks like real water!  This is my favorite quilt and I sleep with it every night.


Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Voting

I have 2 quilts entered in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  The voting is going on NOW!!  I would love if you check out the quilt festival and vote for your favorites.  The links are below to my quilts!!!

 If you like my “Ava Baby Quilt” click HERE and vote.  It is #30
 If you want to vote for my “Love Birds” Wall Hanging Quilt, click HERE.  It is #27.
Thanks so much!!!!!


Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Wallhanging Entry

  If you are joining me from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Welcome to the Jedi Craft Girl Blog!  I am Amanda and I love sewing and quilting and crafting and creating!! 

This is my quilt entry in the “Wall Hanging Category”  This cute little bird quilt measures 32″ x 37″ and I do hang it on my wall.  I originally created it for Valentine’s Day.  I loved it so much and the colors work in my house that I still have it up!!
Most of the fabrics are Moda.  I machine appliqued the birds, hearts, and tree and I quilted it on my machine.

I love that the applique is not perfectly centered and it has a scrappy feel!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Bloggers Quilt Festival – Baby Quilt Entry
 It’s finally time for the Spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  I have been waiting and waiting.  I always love to see everyone’s beautiful quilts.

If you are new to my blog – Welcome!  My name is Amanda and I have been quilting for 14 years and sewing all my life.  I also enjoy crafting, thrifting, and any DIY project!

I am entering my Ava Baby Quilt in the Baby Quilt Category.  This quilt was sewn for a friend’s baby shower.  Her nursery colors are pink & red and the baby’s name will be Ava (due in June).  I love making quilts for my friends who are expecting.  My motto: Every baby deserves a quilt!!

The Quilt stats:
Measurements  36″ x 43″
Fabrics: a variety of quilting cottons
Machine quilted by me
Hand binding

Thanks for stopping by!



 It’s the Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival at AmysCreativeSide.  My “Animal Taggie Baby Quilt” has been nominated in the Baby quilt category.  To vote for my quilt click Here.  Thanks!!! 

 To read more about this baby quilt click Here.