14 May It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival Time!
It’s time for Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival again! It is so much fun to participate in the BQF and see all the wonderful quilts everyone shares. Thanks so much, Amy, for organizing it all!
Welcome to those of you new here. My quilt for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival this time is Ephemeral Elegance. I hope my regular readers will forgive some repetition here, but this quilt has meant so much to me this year, that it had to be my choice for BQF.
I made Ephemeral Elegance in response to the Project Modern Challenge 1 contest to make a quilt with a photo inspiration. Sometime before, I had taken a photo of a glass vase filled with white tulips on my glass kitchen table. While I did use this photo as my inspiration for Ephemeral Elegance, I included some other ideas that had been running around in my head for a while.
Traditional floral applique quilts are some of my all-time favorites! I really wanted to find a way to make a floral applique quilt that reflected my modern minimalist style. Additionally, I also enjoy working with bias strips and have made a few Celtic applique quilts. Again, I wanted to find a way to use bias in my own style. These ideas and the transparency of the glass vase on the glass table in the photo merged to become Ephemeral Elegance.
Another reason this quilt is special to me is that it came out the way I thought it would 🙂 That doesn’t always happen when I make quilts. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing – just part of the creative process. But Ephemeral Elegance felt right from beginning to end. After the Project Modern Challenge 1 concluded, I decided I wanted to share my quilt with a different audience. So, I entered it in the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah. I’m thrilled to say that it won first place in its category (1st Entry in an AQS show/Small Wall Quilts)!
I hope you enjoy my quilt and all the other wonderful quilts and quilters in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!