May 24, 2010

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:

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

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  3. Fantastic quilt,very impressive:)

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  4. I love it! This is a truly beautiful quilt!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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

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  12. This is really different...I hope everyone clicks to see the big version. It is wonderful when enlarged...you can see my entry HERE.

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  13. 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

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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.

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

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