Friday, October 25, 2013

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL

I am so excited to be entering a quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival for the first time ever!  Looking at all the beautiful quilts makes me drool a little and catch my breath.    

I've decided to enter my 'City Sunset' quilt in the Art Quilt category.  I have recently blogged about this beauty here, so let's recap!

This quilt was a labor of love!  Love of improv, love of hand dyed fabrics, love of color and love of quilting!  My daughter, Britt and I hand dyed these fabrics in our basement.  I knew it was time to use some of those beautiful stacks of freshly dyed fabrics and so I did...    

'City Sunset'.  I should explain the name.  I see a sunset in these colors (others see sherbet!). With the tiny bits of gray, I see sidewalks and roads in the city.  Its a stretch I know, but it fits.

This quilt measures 49" x 62".  It sat around for a few weeks until I came up with a quilting plan.  Sometimes that is the hardest part.  I ended up machine quilting a crazy wonky design.  


I'm not sure how to describe my process.  I get an idea and go with it.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't!  For me, this works.  Its fun to let go and be free.  Like the 70's!


I am excited to meet lots of new quilting friends and would love to hear from you!  Thank you for stopping by! 

Voting starts November 1-7th.  I would love your vote!  If you have a moment, 
click this LINK to cast a vote! 
My quilt is #11...

Linky Schedule
October 25-31:  Nominate for Viewer's Choice
November 1-7:  Vote for favorites in each category
November 8:     Winners announced

19 comments :

  1. What a fabulous quilt! The colors are so beautiful and the quilting is perfect. Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by my little blog!

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  2. it's a beautiful quilt, you got such wonderful colours with your hand dyes, and this shows them off perfectly

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    1. Thank you so much! I love using hand dyed fabrics and hand dying fabric!

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  3. I just love this quilt... such a wonderful use of the hand-dyes! You made me laugh with the 'like the 70s' part. You are trouble!

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    1. I like free! And trouble isn't always bad!

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  4. wow! such a beautiful quilt - I love how the colours glow! I hope you don't mind, but I have pinned it to my inspiration board :-)

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! I don't mind at all that you pinned my quilt. I love giving inspiration!

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  5. Love the improviness of this, and great job with the fabric dyeing

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    1. Thanks! I think they both work so well together!

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  6. really love the colors and the way they progress. nice job!

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  7. This is a gorgeous quilt! Really like the curvy lines combined with the structure of the quilt. Lovely.:)

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  8. Jayne, this is gorgeous! I love the color palette and the improvisational feel!

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    1. Thank you! I love doing improv and this color palette was delicious to work with!

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  9. Love the improv piecing! Great colour choices. Feels very citrus-y.

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  10. Fantastic - love the colours and the movement of this quilt

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  11. You get my vote...anything neon!

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  12. I remember when I first saw these on flickr and thought how beautifully organic they were. You definitely have my vote. Your description "I'm not sure how to describe my process. I get an idea and go with it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! For me, this works. Its fun to let go and be free. Like the 70's!" is exactly how I like to do things. It's all about playing, experimenting, and having fun. Good luck, and I hope you win. :)

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