Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Part 1

  Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival for Spring 2013.  Big thanks to Amy for her hard work in organizing and hosting this feast for the eyes.

     I have shared this before, but it is one of my favorite creations.  I wake up each morning and delight in the play of colors in this color wash quilt.
I wanted sunrise and sunset, shadows and light, soft grass and falling waters.  Depending on my mood or viewing angle, I see it all in this quilt, which I call Wonder of Color.











   It began with a packet of  200 squares purchased from the queen of color, Exuberant Color.  Her packet gave me a vital starting point.....I ended up adding 240 squares from my own stash.  Amazingly,  I discovered only 4 duplicate fabrics in all of these squares.    I sorted the squares by value, and played for days on the design wall until I got it just right.  
   The design was the work, and the sewing a breeze.  I used fusible interfacing as a base to keep everything in line and in place for sewing the rows.  Here's the post where I shared my technique on this.  
  I spent a few weeks debating on the quilting, and in the end decided simple is best.  Straight vertical lines on each side of the seam  line let the color and fabrics do the work.  

 Wonder of Color finished size is 34" by 46". 
 Category entered in is ROYGBIV--color wheel.  
 Techniques used---color wash and value,  fusible    interfacing
Machine pieced and quilted  by me.
  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy  all the entries in the festival.  Happy stitching.

25 comments:

  1. I always love seeing this quilt! Your straight line quilting really accents the design perfectly! A favorite!

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  2. I LOVE this quilt! I piece of art!

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  3. I don't think I could tire of this one.... Beautiful.

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  4. LOVE IT! These kind of quilts are my fav.

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  5. Always enjoy seeing you color wash quilts - this is truly ART!

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  6. Oh wow, what an effective pattern!! I love it!

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  7. What a fabulous quilt! That time spent on the layout was worth it :) I can see why you love it! Well done !

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  8. It was gorgeous when you first showed it and it still is!

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  9. Stunning quilt. The intensity of color is a marvel.
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  10. Very pretty! I've never made a color-wash quilt, but I'm inspired to give it a try now!

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  11. This is gorgeous and could go in the art quilt category (trying to create less competition for my quilt!) : )

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  12. I love how it all fades to white in the centre, like you're bring dazzled by the colours. It's very beautiful! And I've wanted to do a similar thing for a while now, so I'm off to read about your technique in detail :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Gorgeous quilt! I just love the play of colors!

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  14. Fabulous choice and placement of fabrics!

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  15. I love, love, love this! I am going to have to give it a whirl very soon! It is just so pretty! Your placement of the fabrics is just perfect!

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  16. The layout is flawless! Love the way it glows!

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  17. Gorgeous scrappy quilt. Love the 'light' in the middle of the quilt!

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  18. I couldn't help voting for your quilt - it is beautiful!!!!

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  19. Beautiful I can feel the sun bursting through!

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  20. Beautiful! I just voted for this one at Amy's~! :)

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