Monday, March 04, 2013

Native Quilt

Meet my new favorite quilt! The best name I could come up with for this quilt was Native. I started out wanting to make a Feather Bed Quilt with the Chicopee fabric line. Then I discovered how time consuming it was to make each feather (I'm not good with templates).

So, the idea evolved into this multi-component quilt that included feathers, some different arrows and patterns all with a low volume background.
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It's funny but my main inspiration came from the carpet at Great Wolf Lodge.
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Lot's of Denyse Schmidt fabrics in there!
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I started out by making all the different components and then putting them together like a puzzle. It was pretty tricky and I really took my time with it.
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This top left corner of the quilt is my favorite. I just love how it came together.
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The back is nice and simple using just three fabrics: two Field Study prints and the feathers!
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I could not be happier with how it came out!

40 comments:

Heather D. said...

Super cool Emily! I love how it has a very improv-y feel, but with a general theme. Love it.

Erica said...

This is so cute! I love how you used the feather print on the back too.

Kelsey said...

Such an awesome quilt!! Love it!

Jenny said...

LOVE it.

lrstitched.com said...

Brilliant!! I love seeing what inspires others. Love love LOVE this quilt!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! I love each and every part of it!! I'm inspired!

Carla said...

AmaZING! I love everything about this. So very cool. I could handle this many feathers too but not a whole quilt. And, the background is pretty perfect too!

peaknits said...

Fantastic!! And I love the great wolf too!

Amanda ~ A Crafty Fox said...

This is so cool! I love every piece you included!

Amanda ~ A Crafty Fox said...

This is so cool! I love every piece you included!

ThirdMargaret said...

Fantastic quilt! It is quiet, but full of really interesting components to discover. I love it!

Maryse said...

It's beautiful! It seems like so much work! Beautiful fabrics! I really like the arrows on your last picture!

knottygnome said...

that is gorgeous! it looks like it has such a great texture.

quirky granola girl said...

this quilt is so beautiful! great job.

Kirsten said...

Love all of the design elements you have in here - just fabulous!

Stacey said...

Really luv how this quilt has come together....the feathers and the improv work well together....and the arrow is fab!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

I couldn't imagine following a template for the feathers either... but I'd love to try them free pieced. Really lovely, low volume background. I love working in this painterly style.

Marta S. said...

All I can say is wow. What a beautiful piece of work, Emily. Wow wow wow!!

juicyknits said...

This is such a success, Emily. I'm very impressed.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is stunning, I love it.

Anna said...

it's gorgeous!!!! I love the things you make, just beautiful!

Lisa D. said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I can't stop looking at it.

mjb said...

It's such a beautiful quilt!

craftygoods said...

This is beautiful! I made the Feather Bed quilt a few months ago and I love it. I was thinking of making a second one but this inspires me to be more improvisational with it. Fantastic work!

lgladden said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'll have to try making a similar quilt. Love the idea and the colors!

Devin said...

I love it too! It looks like hieroglyphics on a cave wall. but even prettier :)

Rineke said...

Oh, I love this quilt! I love the randomness and the colors!

lisasaurus said...

this is honestly one of the most beautiful quilts i have ever seen.

A.S.K.-P. said...

I found your quilt/blog via Pinterest and have to tell you that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this quilt! It's soo unique & cool! LOVE, LOVE, LOOOVE IT!

Linda B said...

Amazing! I love this quilt. I also found your blog via Pinterest.

angel said...

PLEASE PLEASE make a pattern for this!!!!!

cinzia said...

You should be happy! This quilt is great. I love the top left too.

Franziska said...

I like that quilt. I like the idea of trying out blocks but not making a whole quilt each time. Instead put together a mix quilt. I like that.

Monica Geerts said...

Wow! I can see why you call this your new favourite. It is awesome!!!

Rhonda said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! I had a go at making the feather blocks too, and while I love them, I seemed to have such a lot of fabric wastage. Such a beautiful use here of those blocks.

Debbie said...

Very very cool!

nerospost said...

Fantastic and beautiful! Unique design and it was nice to see where your inspiration came.

cjb0706 said...

Hi Emily, I have come back to this quilt at least fifty times and it is so beautiful and meaningful. Before I found your blog, I thought that you were a native American Indian and this quilt had special deep meanings in your life. I loved it. You are by far a natural artist with a great imagination. You should make a pattern for me to purchase, as I am now your number one fan and would love to make one for myself instead of everyone else. . Be proud of yourself, it's great!

SueJean said...

This quilt is stunning. If you make a pattern I would buy it immediately.

Katie Fisher said...

I love this quilt so much. You are so talented. I hope you will be making this into a pattern we can purchase. It is a joy to look it.