I am so excited to *finally* be entering a quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - it's fun to look and vote but it's even more fun to participate :-) This quilt came from a challenge started by our local modern quilt guild - "everyday inspiration". The goal was to keep your eyes open for things that inspired you throughout your day that could be turned into a quilt. The idea of finding/making art from common things really inspired me, I have probably a dozen more ideas waiting to be made.
When this catalog came in the mail I knew immediately that it would make a gorgeous quilt. I used Victoria Findlay Wolfe's "made fabric" technique to make the center fabrics and Anna Maria Horner's super circle tutorial to applique the circle to my background fabrics.
I love the interest and contrast created with the made fabrics - they were so quick and fun to put together I could have just kept on making fabric for days! This is a fantastic way to use scraps that are irregular shapes and sizes and turn them into larger, more usable fabric.
Finally I quilted it with straight line quilting - varying the widths for interest. It measures 27"x24" (102" around total). I promptly washed it and I love the crinkles and softness that resulted - also since I quilted over the appliques they were completely fine in the wash (not that I was worried ;-).
Linking up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival!