Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2013

Whew! I thought I had missed this spring's Blogger's Quilt Festival but I'm so glad I didn't! I love how the links are separated by category this year!

I wanted to share this incredibly special quilt, Native. This quilt really represents my growth as a quilter over the past 5 years or so.
Native quilt
I started this quilt with a Denyse Schmidt Chicopee fat quarter bundle and Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed quilt pattern. After making a few feathers though, I realized I just didn't have the patience to make so many of them.
Then, inspiration struck in the most unexpected way. Our family spent a night at the nearby Great Wolf Lodge (an indoor water park/hotel resort) and the carpets were filled with fantastic designs!
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So I made a bunch of different components separately, the triangles, the arrow and the geometric chevrons.
Native quilt
I laid them out and then just filled in the other areas with inprov pieced sections. It was pretty challenging and a lot like putting a puzzle together.
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I could not be happier with this quilt and in fact it is draped on the back of my couch right now!
Native quilt
I would have loved to do some fancy quilting on it but ended up with the good ole meander. It ended up measuring 45" by 64", the perfect throw size!
Native quilt
Now I'm off to browse all the other amazing quilts in the festival!

17 comments:

Jenny said...

I follow you, so I've seen this quilt, but I just have to say again how much I love it. I'm crazy about this quilt!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

I am really loving your color choices and those feathers! Glad you made it in! :)

Heather D. said...

So nice to see this one again, and awesome that you made it into the festival in the nick of time!

I too love that the quilts are divided by category. It always seemed impossible other years to vote, not really knowing in which category each was entered.

Carla said...

Well Aloha! I loved this quilt when you first posted it. Glad you entered it. So FAB. I love the arrow

Amy said...

This is beautiful! Love the arrangement that you chose.

Little Island Quilting said...

Love this quilt: the colours, the quilting and the randomness of the patterns. Great finish.

CitricSugar said...

Oh wow - I could not love this more! Love your mixed neutral backgrounds and repeated arrow motif...

Issabella The Cat said...

I loved this quilt the first time you showed it and I still do lol such a beautiful work of art!

Vickie said...

I really love your quilt ! Great colors and arrangement.

Vivian said...

I love how the AMH feather blocks were a stepping stone to a really unique quilt design. Love your inspiration and result!

stitchingandbacon said...

This is beautiful. I love that every time I look at it I see a different little component.

Deborah said...

wow - I just love the creativity behind this quilt - it is perfect.

jeifner said...

It's so beautiful. I love the color choices and background fabrics.

sewfrench.com said...

Love it! Hotels are one of my most common sources for inspiration. Great job translating "the feel" to a quilt!

Debbie said...

This is great. I love that you made it your own with the layout and extra symbols. I hear your voice in this one.

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilt! So unique.

modernmanson said...

Crazy in love!