Blogger's Quilt Festival - Wall hanging quilt!

Hi all!

I've been working on this little quilt for the last three weeks, just so I'd have something new to contribute to the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I'm so glad I can finally show it to you!



Since this is my first time participating in the festival, I wanted to create something special, totally improvisational, and from the heart.  It has been a long and rainy spring here in northern Italy, so I decided to go with some bright solids.  I started by chopping up half a Kona jelly roll, a charm pack, and then added in a few more colours pulling from my giant Kona box stash.  


Mixed 'em all up and just started arranging them and sewing them one row at a time.


Once it started to grow, I just tried to make sure there was a nice balance of colours without planning too much (as is my nature!)


I knew I wanted some super dense quilting, something different from anything I've done before...


I always feel a little sad when I have to throw out such pretty garbage...





 It is just under 24" square, and I quilted it with an Aurifil light yellow. 


I have to say, I'm really thrilled with how it turned out.  I love colourful squares in art (I find I do a lot in my own paintings), and I really love quilts made from solids.  This is definitely going to brighten up the entrance of our house!

I am also working away (very slowly) on a hand-quilted version... here's a little sneak peek:


And a picture of my lovely assistant... I managed to get the quilt done with despite her help!


9 comments

  1. This is so beautiful! Your extensive color options is amazing. It makes me want to buy all the solids I can find. Great entry in the festival!

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  2. Oh, this is so cool!! Improv makes me very happy. And the way you've quilted it - it reminds me of Lego... I love this piece!

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  3. Nice! I'm excited to see the hand quilting.

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  4. this is really beautiful! i love the quilting.

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  5. It's really beautiful. You must be so pleased!

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  6. Very beautiful, I love the way you express yourself in what you do.

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  7. I just found your blog via Flickr and wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this quilt! It is gorgeous and the quilting is perfect.

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  8. Your quilt is just perfect! Congratulations!

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