It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival Time!

Ephemeral Elegance

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!

26 Comments
  • Eileen
    Posted at 06:30h, 25 May Reply

    What a fantastic quilt. Just love your quilt. Fascinatingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a greatcday

  • Leanne
    Posted at 14:12h, 23 May Reply

    This quilt is just wonderful! It is a pleasure to see it again.

  • MariQuilts
    Posted at 21:17h, 22 May Reply

    I love the simplicity of your quilt…it's so beautiful.

  • Sarcastic Quilter
    Posted at 13:45h, 21 May Reply

    It won first place for a dang good reason, it's fantastic! You can tell it felt right from beginning to end. Well done and I'm glad you posted it here b/c I wasn't able to see it in the show!

  • Chicken Julie
    Posted at 16:21h, 20 May Reply

    This is so lovely – unique, minimal, elegant. Just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lynn
    Posted at 14:38h, 20 May Reply

    Simple, sophisticated, elegant! Congratulations on your win. It's wonderful.

  • Karen
    Posted at 07:41h, 19 May Reply

    So stunning yet so simple. I think you definitely achieved your aim. It looks wonderful!

  • My Sweet Prairie
    Posted at 13:09h, 18 May Reply

    that is SO darn pretty!!!
    ~Monika

  • sallgood
    Posted at 18:55h, 17 May Reply

    Love the bright but peaceful feeling of this quilt!

  • stitchinpenny
    Posted at 01:09h, 17 May Reply

    Simple elegance, pure beauty.

  • Kay
    Posted at 17:41h, 16 May Reply

    I admired this quilt at Paducah! It's so different from most of the quilts there, and very striking. Congratulations.

  • Marg
    Posted at 09:15h, 16 May Reply

    I loved this the first time i saw it, i'm glad you entered it in the AQS show as it deserved to win. It's an absolutely beautiful design.

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 01:59h, 16 May Reply

    This quilt is very special and I'm so glad it's won the recognition it deserves. Very beautiful and original.

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 20:19h, 15 May Reply

    We knew that your Ephemeral Elegance was destined for greatness, when we first saw it ! The award confirms it. Sincere congratulations on your outstanding piece.

  • Karen M
    Posted at 18:59h, 15 May Reply

    I love the spare elegance of this. Your use of negative space is terrific!

  • Quiltin' Jenny
    Posted at 14:07h, 15 May Reply

    Beautiful! I think you achieved your goal perfectly.

    Congratulations on your win!

  • Leila
    Posted at 08:53h, 15 May Reply

    Congratulations! It's a perfect modern flower applique quilt. Love it!

  • Helen
    Posted at 03:28h, 15 May Reply

    Its just perfect!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 02:40h, 15 May Reply

    I saw this on the AQS site when it won, glad to "meet" you! This is absolutely gorgeous!

  • ladybugquilting
    Posted at 02:26h, 15 May Reply

    Pure Elegance, I Love it!

  • Lynne
    Posted at 01:14h, 15 May Reply

    Congratulations on your win in Paducah.

    I was attracted to your quilt because it is unique; thank you for inspiring this novice quilter.

  • Leila
    Posted at 00:24h, 15 May Reply

    So simple and striking. I love it. Congratulations!

  • fallingforpieces
    Posted at 22:50h, 14 May Reply

    This is super cool! I really love it. A well deserved prize winner.

  • Pattilou
    Posted at 22:34h, 14 May Reply

    Congrats on your win. This is a very unique quilt. Love its simplicity.

  • Angie Padilla
    Posted at 21:59h, 14 May Reply

    I love floral quilts. And I love art quilts. Put them together and you have a lovely piece like this one. It appeals to my sense of aesthetics. And I'm not surprised to read it is a prize winner. Congratulations!

  • Karen S
    Posted at 20:19h, 14 May Reply

    This is beautiful! So simple, yet so elegant. The title is perfect.

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