Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival :: The Art of Everyday


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 ;-).




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Linking up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


11 comments:

  1. You did a great Job. Entering this Blogger's Quilt Festival is WAY Better than just looking!!!

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  2. What a fun idea! I love that you found inspiration in a catalog! It's so lovely!

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  3. Oh I love this quilt! The quilting is beautiful.

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  4. Love it! Awesome everyday inspiration.

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  5. So cool!! And beautiful!! And clever too. Who doesn't want to be cool, beautiful and clever?

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  6. Great work translating inspiration to finished quilt! Gorgeous.

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  7. Stunning rich colors. Beautiful!

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  8. Love it! Isn't made fabric fun? Great different background choices as well.

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  9. love this - so clever and stunning :-)

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