Saturday, October 26, 2013

Roygbiv- Bloggers Quilt Festival

I have to admit, I had no clue what the acronym ROYGBIV was four months ago!  I sent a picture to my daughter asking if my placement was right.  When I receive a text 'ROYGBIV', I thought she has lost her mind!  After a 'Gee, Mom' (not quite that sappy), she explained it to me!  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet - well who would of thought!  Isn't it nice to learn something new?  


Now that that is out of the way, lets talk quilts!

I decided to enter this quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  This is my first year participating and the first time I have ever enter one of my quilts...in anything.  Its a big step for me.  Not to mention exciting!  Exciting to share, exciting to enter and really exciting to see all the beautiful entries and blogs!  

Thinking 'outside the box' is always a goal of mine when designing quilts.  This quilt became just that, along with a huge burst of 'look at me' color!
48" x 68"
I named this quilt 'Outside The Paint Box'.  Which I think fits perfectly in the ROYGBIV category!

I started this quilt months ago with a very loose concept in mind.  I tend to do that a lot.  I fly by the seat of my pants!  This was kind of a three part quilt.  Part one began with a block idea.  Neutral background with 1/4" stripes in varying color tones.  I really love how they turned out.


 
Part two was deciding how to layout and arrange the bright solids.  Once the whole ROYGBIV was figured out, I thought the solid panels needed a little boost of something.  By adding the randomly placed squares, along with staggering the panels this part came together rather easily!



The last part was the left side of the quilt.  I wanted a neutral background, but knew it needed a little extra boost.  Which brought me to the stripe!  Since this was all about 'thnking outside the box', I flipped the yellow panel to create some crazy visual interest!

This is the back.  Rarely do I choose a solid backing and this was no exception!  It called for it even before I finished.


I decided to use two different quilting designs.  One side is an abstract box and the other is a broken-line. 

This one makes me want to do it all over again!  Maybe one day I will too!  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 just happens to be #18...

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


34 comments :

  1. One of my very most favorite quilts ever. I'll be voting!

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  2. This is an incredibly beautiful quilt - deceptively looks simple, but lots of details! I'm thinking something along these lines would be a lovely quilt for a baby ... of parents with sophisticated tastes! Not everyone wants a quilt to look like a baby quilt, but this, with all its bright colors could work really well.

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    1. I totally agree! I've never been one to go with the 'norm'! Its nice to know there are others! Thank you!

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  3. I love this quilt! It is unlike anything quilt I have ever seen, wonderful job.

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  4. Wonderful design, Jayne! Thinking outside the box and flying by the seat of your pants looks good on you! Congrats on your entry in the festival. It's gorgeous!

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  5. Love this quilt so modern and fun

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  6. what a brilliant twist on the rainbow theme! I really love this one :-)

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  7. I love how the little strips look like paint drips! Great job.

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  8. Holy Amazing Quilt. I LOVE this design. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Your quilt is fabulous and a perfect entry into this category! Congratulations on a great design. I just love the skinny strips of colour.

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  10. The design is so unique and fantastic. Simply beautiful!

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  11. This is such a fantastic quilt!

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  12. I really really love this quilt! It's one of my favourites in the festival. I love the little thin lines extending outwards from the larger blocks, particularly. And your quilting is fab. It reminds me of what early 1990s films made futuristic computers look like, and I just love it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like this quilt. I had the same sort of 'vibe' with the furturistic quilting!

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  13. It stood out so I came over and had a look:-) It's lovely!

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    1. Thak you Catherine. I'm very happy you stopped by!

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  14. Congratulations on such a gorgeous quilt! I love the modern feel and the little strips of color alongside the bigger blocks.

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    1. I appreciate it very much! I wonder where I get my ideas sometimes!

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  15. Your quilt is fabulous, Jayne! I love your design!

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  16. I just voted for yours, which led me to your blog. I think it is very original.

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous quilt! I hope this is the first of many times you show your work; it's wonderful!

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  18. Wow! I love this - what a great design! I agree with a previous commenter - the thin color strips looks like paint drips. And I like that you included some different color/value blocks within the main color block. Great job on a great quilt!

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  19. This is a wonderful quilt!!! Flying by the seat of the pants is highly advised, beautiful results! Keep up the awesome work.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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    1. Thank you so much! I rather enjoy the flying by the seat of my pants...much more to come!

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