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