Since I noticed that some participants are putting 2 entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side at http://amyscreativeside.com/2013/10/25/bloggers-quilt-festival-throw-quilts-2/
What a wonderful event this is. It is so much fun to see so many beautiful quilts!
So, I have decided to add one more entry myself. I tried to enter this particular quilt last spring, but I was running late that week, and it was already closed when I tried to link up. I am pleased to have another opportunity to add it.
This quilt is called "Anastasia", because my friend, Eleanor said that it looked Russian to her. I think it reminds her of the onion domes at St. Basil's Cathedral.
The initial concept behind this quilt was that I wanted to do something that combined Kaffe Fasset, stripes, and batiks. I decided that a kaleidoscope block would be a good pattern for this, which was good since I had wanted to make a quilt with that block for some time. I planned out the color placement on EQ. When I went to print it, I found that I did not quite have enough ink in the cartridge, so my drawing came out like this.
It is easier to see in person, but there is a gradation in the background colors from one corner to the opposite corner. See how it is more yellow green in the bottom right, and more peachy gold in the upper left? I thought-hey! I could do that on the quilt! It is a subtle thing, and I wish it was a bit stronger. I do think there is something to be said for some elements of the design that are not so immediately obvious, and you see more the longer that you look at it.
This quilt was the quilt I started my blog with in 2012. Click here to go back that 1st post. A couple of other posts that involve this quilt are here and here .
This quilt was quilted by my dear friend, and excellent long arm quilter, Regina Carter.