24 May Blogger’s Quilt Festival
Posted at 12:00h in Uncategorized 21 Comments
I am excited to participate in Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I certainly had a lot of fun last time looking at such a wonderful collection of quilts.
It is difficult to decide which quilt is my “favorite”. In the end, I chose “A New View” because I haven’t talked about it before and it still makes me smile when I look at it.
I finished this quilt almost two years ago now. I happen to remember because I wanted to put it in our guild’s quilt show and worked really hard to finish the quilting in time. The things I love about this quilt:
That it is scrappy, but not multicolored.
The transparency of the blue windows.
The asymmetry of the design.
- The quilting. I quilted a squared spiral design in the brown blocks, a diagonal design in the blue blocks and a triangle design in the sashing.
- The brown – it is much richer in real life.
- The process of finding all the browns (I did use a lot of scraps from my stash, but I had to buy some new ones too).
I do love working with scraps in a limited color range (another favorite example here). I haven’t been doing much of that lately, but I am not finished with the idea and I know I have more quilts of this type in my future.
I hope you enjoy Amy’s Quilt Festival! I plan to set aside some time tomorrow to indulge my need for quilt beauty!
Anne at Film and ThreadPosted at 12:18h, 17 June
This is so striking. The blue windows are just amazing against the brown. I really love it!
kristinPosted at 19:42h, 09 June
I really love this. It makes me think of that saying, "When a door closes, a window opens." Even if it's a little window, it's there.
debbi d-wPosted at 18:03h, 06 June
Love the architectural quality of your quilt! I'd love to join a quilt a long with your idea of limited color pallete scraps – think about it!
Sarah CraigPosted at 02:38h, 06 June
That is one really impressive quilt!! Love it!!
Laurel H.Posted at 14:45h, 04 June
This quilt reminds me of parquet flooring; really nice! The blue is a really great touch.
HeatherPosted at 00:18h, 02 June
Oh wow. I immediately felt that those were blue windows. They seem to glow with the sun behind them.
MichellePosted at 23:14h, 31 May
Wow! Your "windows" really look like windows. What an awesome effect.
EileenPosted at 03:57h, 29 May
very nice–fascinating how the window works so well, and the browns are lovely. i liked the quilt you had the hot link to also–love daisies and those colors are ones i love. great compositions
RosePosted at 04:05h, 28 May
This is really different…I hope everyone clicks to see the big version. It is wonderful when enlarged…you can see my entry HERE.
Susan MichelePosted at 01:25h, 28 May
Brown and blue are so awesome together. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
SewCalGalPosted at 18:55h, 27 May
OMG Beautiful quilt. Vibrant. Love your design, fabrics, colors. Just delightful.
KatePosted at 06:09h, 26 May
Wow! Those blues really do look transparent! Very clever.
RosaMaríaPosted at 15:22h, 25 May
I love the mix of blue and brown! beautiful desing!
kwiltmakrPosted at 18:19h, 24 May
Awesome. I like how you did the blue blocks, they really do look like windows.
JessicaPosted at 15:55h, 24 May
Beautiful! I can't believe those blue windows…they really do look like windows. The blue pops right off the quilt…almost like the ocean is outside.
Angie PadillaPosted at 15:46h, 24 May
Ok, so I have to agree with every single point about why you love this quilt. Ditto, ditto, ditto. And your Midnight Dance is to die for.
lindaPosted at 15:29h, 24 May
I like this one a lot!
Sandra SchwabPosted at 14:31h, 24 May
I love it! This is a truly beautiful quilt!
LonciPosted at 14:10h, 24 May
Fantastic quilt,very impressive:)
DollyPosted at 14:00h, 24 May
That is just something……….there really IS a transparent look to the 'windows' !
LisaPosted at 13:43h, 24 May
This is just an AMAZING quilt! I really like how the blue is so transparent with the same patterning as the rest of the quilt. I really love the depth of your quilts!