Saturday, 18 April 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I stumbled upon this - thanks Kate..... this blog eats your day.... you have been warned. I will not be held responsible for hungry families of gatherings of dust bunnies....
I made this quilt in 2000, I signed up for the class, at my then LQS, City Quilter in Manhattan, I was going to be on my own in the city for a month and I thought this would be a useful diversion, it's one of the last full size quilts I made. It's bright, and uses a lot of 'In The Park' - I think - from Piece of Cake and some other spotty fabrics I'd been collecting, spots, stripes and LOUD...



The quilt measures 196cm by 222cm, (77 x 87 inches) machine pieced and machine quilted, warm and natural batting. Double french bias binding. The back is pieced. The quilt is a Jan Mullen design, though of course I took her instructions liberally! one day I plan to make a quilt where ALL the seams are inset. I think I made this entirely in a month, the quilt has never been exhibited, and is in near daily use, yes it has been slept under and lately gets used in the 'office' as it's quite draughty. It's one of the quilt's I'd take with me in a fire.

19 comments:

Serena said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I love it. Warm, inviting and it begs to be snuggled. Great work!

Zonnah said...

The quilt is so cute!

Mary-Kay said...

Hey, that's a pretty cool looking quilt. It reminds me of the abstract houses that a lot of quilters make. I like yours better.

Rhonda said...

I love this quilt because it's easy to make and not have to worry about matching seams....LOL....you did a great job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very unique and cheery. Thanks for sharing it.

Quilt Pixie said...

I love the liberated churn dashes in such a variety of sizes. All those fabrics just add to the fun :-)

katelnorth said...

I know what you mean about that blog eating time - I try to keep it to 10 blogs or so every time I visit, but there are so many I've never seen before...

pretty quilt by the way :)

Linda said...

I love the quilt! Such pretty colors and interesting pattern!

Patricia said...

I love your bright colors---looking at it makes me smile!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I enjoyed seeing your cheerful quilt--what a fun design--and reading through much of your blog. I like you "wordless Wednesdays."

Ozquilter said...

My first round robin challenge was to use Jan Mullen designs and it was a lot of fun. I love her off centre style. Nice to see an Australian designer being used so far from home. Her studio in Perth is fabulous, I was lucky to visit it at the Southern Cross Quilters Retreat a few years back.

stitchinpenny said...

absolutely love the beautiful colors and patterns on this quilt.

Quilt Rat said...

This quilt makes me say What fun!
great job.

Miri said...

Beautiful quilt! (Love that quilt shop too!)

Clare said...

Liberated churn dashes - great! I love Jan Mullen's patterns.

Lovely quilt.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So fun! I love all the colors and random sized blocks - really interesting to look at :) Thanks for sharing.

meggie said...

Lovely bright quilt!

Biddy22 said...

Random, liberated, wonky = a gorgeous, special, one-of-a-kind quilt. You said it all when you wrote this is what you'd grab if there was a fire. Your quilt is used and loved. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Granny Lyn said...

This one is so fun! bright and lovely!!!

thanks for sharing!

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