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Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Number 2

I decided to enter another quilt into the festival under Art Quilts. This one is not really a ROYGBIV, since the color pallet is limited. This is made from a jelly roll of Kona solids in the Sunrise colorway.
First, I took the jelly roll strips and I sewed them together in the order they were in the roll. It really does look just like a sunrise. I trimmed the edges off and then embroidered a dandelion in a dark grey floss. I decided that black would be too harsh.
 After I finished with the embroidery, I got it ready to quilt. I wanted the quilting to enhance the feeling I was trying to get in this quilt.
                So I quilted the breeze blowing the dandelion off into the sunrise.

   And I quilted the rays of the sunrise as it came up over the horizon in all its splendor.
 And after binding in dark grey, I took it to the park on a glorious morning and tried to get photos that included the deep blue of the sky. I tried clothes pinning it to a fence...
...and throwing it over a big rock. But that cut off the top of the quilt. It's hard when you have no one to help. Anyway, I hope you like it. My daughter did and now it hangs in her front entryway.

10 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the colors! So peaceful. The dandelion and the quilting are perfect for this quilt! What a lucky daughter to be the recipient of this beauty!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  2. I love the striking simplicity of this quilt. The dandelion looks lovely.

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  3. As the recipient of said quilt I can't say enough about how awesome it looks in person. And it makes my front entryway super happy! Thank you Mommy!

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  4. As the recipient of said quilt I can't say enough about how awesome it looks in person. And it makes my front entryway super happy! Thank you Mommy!

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  5. Jealous of Max - love the way that quilt turned out. Your quilting is brilliant! Absolutely perfect for this quilt.

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  6. Such a creative design, with the embroidery and the quilting. Hello from another NC gal! Carole @ From My Carolina Home.

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  7. The dandelion is the perfect addition!

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  8. great entry. I love how you quilted it.

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  9. Simple but powerful - awesome qulting!

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