Monday, October 26, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ 2015 ~ Threads

It's that time of year again!  Blogger's Quilt Festival where you can browse, be inspired and fill your head with all kinds of ideas!

My first entry in the MODERN QUILT CATEGORY is 'THREADS'.  

47 1/2" x 62"

When my grey scraps began to over take everything, I decided it was time to do something about it!  Finding inspiration wasn't hard, this quilt by Debbie @ A Quilter's Table was mine. 

Getting inspiration from others and making it your own is always a fun process for me.  So, my added touch was to add color.  Just a little, just enough to satisfy my 'gotta use color' itch!



Improv never let's me down!  I enjoy the process of slicing and dicing.  Sometimes it's scary not knowing where you are going or even if it's going to work out in the end.  My advice is keep going, because you never know!



There was the million dollar question of how to quilt it.  Make it or break it, as they say.  This quilt screamed random, organic, funky and imperfection.  I used a variety of grays in the beginning and then went back and added a lines of color. 




If you would like to read more about this quilt, you can find the details here:   THREADS


This quilt is entered in the MODERN QUILT CATEGORY !  


Fall Festival Schedule!
October 23-29, 2015 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice

October 29-November 5, 2015 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
November 6, 2015 – Winners announced

25 comments :

  1. Great entry choice! It is wonderful to see this quilt again.

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    1. I know it hasn't been that long since my original post, but it is the Blogger's Festival after all!!

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  2. I LOVE IT! So fun. I'm so diggin' on the improv thing...I love grey too and have a lot of it. This is a perfect use of those scraps. As usual - fabulous job, Jayne.

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    1. Thank you my dear! It certainly is one of my very favorite quilts this year! Using scraps sometimes feels like spinning straw into gold!

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  3. This is a fantastic quilt. I love the small slices of color and how the added colored quilting adds a depth when you take the time to look close. Fantastic improv and modern quilt! Good luck in the festival. :)

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    1. It hasn't been that long since this finish! Hopefully it won't bore to many with posting it again!

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  4. Great quilt! and inspirational!!

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    1. I so love playing with improv and anytime I can use a pile of scraps in the process…it makes me very happy!

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  5. You know I adore this quilt! So nicely done in every way!

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    1. My inspiration…which I still cannot thank you enough for that!

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  6. Great quilt ! I love these spots of colour on grey. And the bright lines really adds something to the composition.

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    1. I had no idea where the quilt was going to go when I started it! It just evolved as I went along!

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  7. This is gorgeous! The pops of color in the piecing and quilting really give it visual interest and draw you in. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. This is one of my all time favorite quilts! I just had to add color to it…just the tiniest little bit!

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  8. I love the texture of this quilt.

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    1. It was so much fun making a scrap monochromatic quilt, and especially fun seeing it come together with just a touch of color added!

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  9. I love the overall effect but when you see it up close and the thread colors it is marvelous!

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    1. The thread is pretty subtle until you get closer. It works with this design and turned out exactly how I wanted it to! That doesn't always happen!

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  10. Really wonderful, as always, Jayne!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I kind of thought this would be a good entry!

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  11. Indeed this is one of my all-time-favorite quilts. I love the peaceful sides with the drama in the middle. You certainly have my vote, Jayne!

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    1. Awww…Julie! Thank you so much! It is one of my favorites and thought it would be a good entry in the festival!

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  12. there is a lot of movement in your quilt! I love it.

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  13. Awsome! Your quilting is just perfect for this top.

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