Thursday, 19 May 2011

Spring Quilt Festival

Want to be inspired?   Take a visit to the Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival 2011 over at Amy's Creative side.  Everytime I find something that I haven't seen before.  
If this is your first time here, I should say hi and welcome.  I am Kerry and I share my vintage and sewing life here.  Small scrappy projects are what I enjoy the most so it is no surprise that my entry is a mini- I haven't made a big quilt in a while but a whole load of work goes into my little quilts.
I made the for the Doll Quilt 10 Swap on Flickr.  It was for Terrie Sandelin her work is normally teeny tiny, intricate and ordered with a traditional feel..  Her tastes are pretty flexible and she had a lot of circles on her inspiration mosaic so that was my starting point.  I love piecing curves and circles and I have wanted to try a radiating pattern for a while.  I used Flickr to find pictures of spirals and circles- dandelion heads, broken glass etc- they all helped with building the idea.  Then a song crept in, it all fitted together- search through for the lyric!


 I used an Ez Dresden cutter to help with the pattern pieces and a mix of ticker tape pieces onto neutral wedges and pieced strips.  The stamping is with Versacraft ink, perfect for fabric and heat sets with an iron.
I then added some hand quilting with chunky perle cottons and appliqued the centre circle in.  It was one of those quilts where you just keep working it until you feel it is done.  All those yellows and turquoises make me so happy and I still feel really happy looking at it!
Enjoy looking round x
sib blog

19 comments:

  1. Like everything you do, Kerry, this is just lovely.

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  2. I love this quilt, it's so original and cheerful.

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  3. I love this quilt SO MUCH. Your work is just gorgeous - so thoughtful and detailed.

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  4. You know how much I love this quilt Kerry, it's been great to see some more close ups - I love the texture you've got from the appliqued bits, and love the song lyrics, and especially the orange and blue palette - well all of it! Nice to see you at the festival, just got in before closing time!

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  5. This is such a lovely mini quilt! The palette is so cheerful without being OTT. And the song lyrics are just so perfect! I really need to pick up a dresden ruler tomorrow in Malvern!
    Cheers!

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  6. There is just So much to look at and love about this mini! ANd I agree, some pieces draw us in and we keeping working them until THEY tell us they're finished. This is fabulous!

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  7. Its beautiful. I made my first mini quilt last month and enjoyed every step. Yours is fab, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. i love your little quilt and i can appreciate all the work that went into it. i especially like the words printed on it.did you use letter stamps or the computer to print it?

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  9. Oh, Kerry. Your creativity is just amazing!

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  10. Kerry, I had not seen this quilt before. It is amazing. I love the embellishment with the lyrics - brilliant!!

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  11. I've been in love with the quilt for some time now and it's great to get to know a bit more of its story :)

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  12. I love the color in this beautiful quilt.

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  13. Oh I am so glad you are entering this quilt for the festival! It is definitely your masterpiece! Love this uplifting and happy quilt!

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  14. Beautiful! The colors are marvelous and I love all the work and care that quite obviously went into every step. Your swap partner got very very lucky!

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  15. Glad you put this little beauty up again, it's brilliant.

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  16. This is so creative. Love it!

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  17. Lovely colour combo and a really clever design!

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  18. This quilt is wonderful! It makes the Beatles sing in my head whenever I see it. Thank you for sharing more of its story.

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  19. Wow great, this Quilt looks beautiful
    ♥Buntine

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