Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wait - - - I'm Coming!!!

Tomorrow is the deadline and as usual I'm jumping on the caboose - wait for me!!!

The deadline is that of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis and a collection of sponsors from the world of quilting - the idea - quilt bloggers post a favorite quilt and link into Amy's site where thumbnails of your quilt, linked back to your blog, are posted in an on-line quilt show. This is the first time I'm entering - looks like fun!

What do you think of my entry??? This is the quilt I created for my oldest daughter's graduation from high school - and yes, there is a lot going on in this quilt. It all started with a purple quilt - I was convinced she would love a simple purple quilt - - - not so fast - - - she had her own idea of what she wanted and it was far from simple. I like to think of this as a quilt sampler from someone who's a thread from the edge. Many of the elements were inspired from art quilts - it's all about color, and black and white. Take it all in . . .

Now let's break it down into more manageable components so you can appreciate my level of instability - here's her M - her name is Meredith so I decided she needed an M.
This is a section from the right border - if you refer back to the whole quilt you can see how sections of the border gradate from white to black as you move down the quilt.
Here's a close up of the surface design stitchery I added to the squares in the left border using contrasting thread.
This is a color block section and one of the inner borders - I really like the quilting in the color block sections.
I called this section the seeds - again, I really love the quilting in this section - or the sewing of the seeds - get it???I love this fabric - the face fabric - I'm fairly certain it was Alexander Henry - this is one of the borders on the top of the quilt.
My mandala sun - I had a lot of fun with quilting this section.
This is one of the borders on the bottom portion of the quilt - I call these my propellers. I designed them on paper and then paper pieced them - there are two different designs.
Here is the center block - a quilt in itself if you ask me - paper pieced.
This is the label I put on the back, a flannel back (she goes to college in Boston and needed the extra warmth) - I'm not a label person, but felt this quilt warranted it - this is the tattoo she is forbidden to get. Let's talk about size for a minute - this quilt measures 90 x 110 inches - and, yes, I quilted the whole thing with my Bernina, and yes, it's heavy as all get out, especially with the flannel.
I'm going to regret posting the next photo - why - because this quilt is still not yet finished - this is my younger daughter's graduation quilt (she graduated in 2009, and I know 2011 is staring me in the face). I'm getting there Liv!!! My inspiration - a mobile! Liv and I had a smitch of trouble meeting a comfortable creative ground - she is an artist and is what some might call opinionated. Why is this not yet finished - the quilting - what a bear! It measures 90 x 110 and is jut a beast to handle in the Bernina.

Take some time to visit the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


Martine said...

cet édredon est vraiment tonique superbe j'aime beaucoup félicitation

Deborah said...

Fantastic quilt!

Barbara Bieraugel said...

What interesting quilts!! I mean that in a very good way. Your quilting is spectacular. There is so much to look at in them. Barbara

Karen said...

Wow!. What a huge amount of work. This is such an incredible quilt. I love the wonderful work you have done and am full of admiration!!!

Lynne said...

What an amazing quilt - you do not shy away from blod colour or design choices! Really cool.

Diane Mina Weltman said...

I am so happy to see Meredith's quilt again - it is spectacular! And yes,I can understand how you and the artist Olivia have opinions about her quilt! Beautiful, creative, colorful, unique work!

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