Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Who doesn't love a festival?  It is the Spring 2012 Blogger's Quilt Festival held by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.  I have been looking forward to this because I realized something big during the last festival.  I didn't have anything to enter because I give most of my quilts away.  I needed to make some quilts for me.  This led me to declare that 2012 would be my year of trying totally new techniques and stretching my quilts skills.

My entry is titled "Busting Out".


This is a piece that I would never have thought that I could make!  When I saw the inspiration piece for the 2010 Mod Mood quilt along at Daintytime., I reminded myself that 2012 was my year to stretch and I decided to go for it.  

First, I am not someone with a history of working with solids.  But when I started to pull out all my scraps (I save everything!), I was amazed at the variety of colors.  The instructions for the quilt along are excellent and I soon found myself sewing arcs together.


The piece was then hand quilted in a random design using random colored thread.





I absolutely LOVE the way that this turned out.  Although the title is "Busting Out" (as in the scraps busting out of my bag), I also thought of calling it "Willy Wonka's Music Factory".

Please stop by the festival and check out the entries.  There is so much inspiration out there!

Amy's Creative Side

(Note:  I'm having some internet issues, but will reply to comments as soon as I can.)

49 comments:

  1. This is amazing! The red background works really well - the piece is so vibrant. I'd love to try this technique.

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  2. I love this quilt. I think it's a real work of art x

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  3. I loved watching this quilt come together, it is stunning!

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  4. Good use of solid color fabrics.

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  5. Willy Wonka's music factory is a great alternate name. Lovely quilt!

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  6. Really, really cool quilt. Great job with the colors and implementation.
    I've been playing with something similar, but different. I love the way you quilted this. Deciding which way to go with the quilting can be so difficult.
    What size is it?

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  7. Wow! Love it! It's always fun to see something so spontaneous looking. And solid quilts are so graphic!

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  8. Congratulations this is truly fabulous!

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  9. Sweet bongo of the Congo, that is cool.

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  10. There is no word for this quilt other than "amazeball"! Truly stunning.

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  11. Love the free flowing design and your quilting. Great quilt!

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  12. Wonderful! It's like Klimt and Kandinskii had a baby. Who quilts.

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  13. What a great quilt!! Love all the solids and the hand stitching!

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  14. You are definitely "busting out" your skills wow this is awesome I love it!!

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  15. WOW! that's amazingly beautiful!

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  16. I love the name and the fact you challenged yourself. The quilt is stunning and the quilting is beautiful!

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  17. I am jealous. The mod mood quilt has been on my list for a while. Yours is done beautifully.

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  18. Great design, I am very inspired by this quilt!

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  19. Wow - wonderful quilt! You have done so great job with your solids! I love this and your sweet Dalmatian! x Teje

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  20. What a beautiful example of the effectiveness of solids.

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  21. Way cool design!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  22. This is truely an amazing quilt!!

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  23. I love it, it is so fun and full of movement. I especially like how you positioned the curves.

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  24. AMAZING! I've been wanting to try something like this since I first saw the Mod Mood Quilt Challenge, but I never had the nerve to try. Way to stretch yourself, it was so worth it.

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  25. Great quilt! You've inspired me to give some curves a try.

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  26. I just pinned this. I'm not a quilter...but this is stunning!

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  27. Very cool! You're right about the design/inspiration being a stretch - but what a feeling of satisfaction you must have for doing it! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Now that is one fabulous quilt! What a very inspiring design. Glad you kept it to share with us!

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  29. Wow, love it! The mod mood quilt is on my to-do list but I haven't been game to start yet. Your quilt is gorgeous so I might have to bit the bullet and just start. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I love it! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  31. A true work of art - you have inspired me to make some quilts for myself!

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  32. explosion de couleurs pour ce magnifique quilt ,félicitation

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  33. Looks like a piece of art from a modern museum! Very well done, thanks for sharing!!

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  34. Holy Wow!!! This quilt is spectacular!!!!

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  35. Mina - what is the size of this quilt? Looks fabulous!

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  36. That is so cool! I really like it!

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  37. Amazing! You did a great job, one of my favorites !

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  38. I absolutely love this. Have pinned, and nominated it for a BQF award. So glad you decided to Bust Out! (You've inspired me to consider making one of my own).

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  39. Fantastic!!! I too am inspired!!

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  40. I love your quilt - well done for being nominated, just come over after voting for it:)

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  41. I'm just loving this quilt. I stopped by from Lily's Quilts small blog meet but when I saw this quilt I just had to leave my comment here, it's simply fab - good to meet up :)

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  42. je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que cela ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

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