Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2012

Whew! I can enter/post to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival! Yay!

Amy's Creative Side
I usually am too wrapped up in the day job to get a post, but not this time!

I want to feature my Summer Wind quilt:
 I completed this last summer. It is 68" square, I love working in the 60's-70's size!

This quilt started as an experiment in color placement and using scraps from other projects.
Most of the fabrics were my own hand-dyed, mixed with batiks. I know a lot of people that really dislike batiks, but I love the rich, saturated colors. I love the way they glow!
Since this quilt was not originally earmarked for any specific purpose or gift, I felt free to experiment and push myself. So, I free-motion-quilted it in my dense doodles, and added feathers. Not the perfect, quilter-feathers (not good at that yet), but more realistic, sketched feathers. I was so happy with how they turned out.

The name comes from the Frank Sinatra song, Summer Wind. I love the song, and these lyrics:
 "The summer wind came blowin' in
From across the sea
It lingered there to touch your hair
And walk with me".


I hope you enjoy seeing this quilt. You can see the list of participants here, as well as vote for your favorites. (If you were to vote for Summer Wind, I would be eternally grateful!)

26 comments:

Charming's Mama said...

I am learning to love batiks, especially for hand applique. Thanks for sharing your quilt it is really lovely.

Laura said...

I love the colors in this quilt, and I like (love) most batiks. Did you just make this using half-square triangles? Or is it more complicated than that?

Cherie said...

Great quilt! The colours really stand out against the dark background =D

CitricSugar said...

Lovely!

The quilting is really gorgeous...

sarah said...

i love this quilt. but, you already know how i feel about rainbows. if only there was a robot somewhere... :)

Margaret said...

I love modern twists on traditional patterns!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

Paige said...

Gorgeous! I love this and the quilting. I also love how the border makes the colors really pop!

Colleen said...

Kelly as always your quilting amazes me! Love it! Have you showed this at guild?

fallingforpieces said...

I don't use batiks much, but this is so lovely. And your quilting is AMAZING! I love the sketched looked of the feather, more than a stylized quilter feather in fact.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is stunning. I am not a batik fan but at the same time, I almost always gravitate to the finished quilts with batiks in them. I think I don't have the vision to see the whole over the pieces yet but maybe one day.

Your quilting looks fabulous.

quiltmania said...

Your quilting is fabulous, you go girl! Your batik colour choices flow together so wonderfully.

straythreads said...

goregous quilt and quilting
Ann

Janet said...

Lovely bright colours! I love batiks although I don't sew with them often.

Catherine said...

what a gorgeous quilt

Angie said...

I love star quilts, so my eye was drawn to yours immediately. Love the rich, vibrant colors! Your quilting is also amazing - I really like the dense texture. Thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

wow! love your quilt. such vibrant color and fantastic design. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Eileen said...

p.s. your quilting is just lovely!!

Robin said...

I'm diggin' those feathers! Very pretty. And the rich, bright colors of the star are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!

shahzad rajput said...

nice

shahzad rajput said...

good

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