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