Blogger’s Quilt Festival

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!

21 Comments
  • Anne at Film and Thread
    Posted at 12:18h, 17 June Reply

    This is so striking. The blue windows are just amazing against the brown. I really love it!

  • kristin
    Posted at 19:42h, 09 June Reply

    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-w
    Posted at 18:03h, 06 June Reply

    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 Craig
    Posted at 02:38h, 06 June Reply

    That is one really impressive quilt!! Love it!!

  • Laurel H.
    Posted at 14:45h, 04 June Reply

    This quilt reminds me of parquet flooring; really nice! The blue is a really great touch.

  • Heather
    Posted at 00:18h, 02 June Reply

    Oh wow. I immediately felt that those were blue windows. They seem to glow with the sun behind them.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 23:14h, 31 May Reply

    Wow! Your "windows" really look like windows. What an awesome effect.

  • Eileen
    Posted at 03:57h, 29 May Reply

    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

  • Rose
    Posted at 04:05h, 28 May Reply

    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 Michele
    Posted at 01:25h, 28 May Reply

    Brown and blue are so awesome together. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  • SewCalGal
    Posted at 18:55h, 27 May Reply

    OMG Beautiful quilt. Vibrant. Love your design, fabrics, colors. Just delightful.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  • Kate
    Posted at 06:09h, 26 May Reply

    Wow! Those blues really do look transparent! Very clever.

  • RosaMaría
    Posted at 15:22h, 25 May Reply

    I love the mix of blue and brown! beautiful desing!

  • kwiltmakr
    Posted at 18:19h, 24 May Reply

    Awesome. I like how you did the blue blocks, they really do look like windows.

  • Jessica
    Posted at 15:55h, 24 May Reply

    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 Padilla
    Posted at 15:46h, 24 May Reply

    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.

  • linda
    Posted at 15:29h, 24 May Reply

    I like this one a lot!

  • Sandra Schwab
    Posted at 14:31h, 24 May Reply

    I love it! This is a truly beautiful quilt!

  • Lonci
    Posted at 14:10h, 24 May Reply

    Fantastic quilt,very impressive:)

  • Dolly
    Posted at 14:00h, 24 May Reply

    That is just something……….there really IS a transparent look to the 'windows' !

  • Lisa
    Posted at 13:43h, 24 May Reply

    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!

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