Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Spring 2014

   Here is my entry for the Large category at The Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.

     This quilt has quite a history. It was inspired by a vintage quilt that I saw in a book somewhere. I wish I could find it, but I think it was a friend's book. I think the original quilt was pieced from solid velvets. Can you imagine? I simplified, and rearranged a good bit to get something that I would actually want to piece. I held on to the design for some time before I got around to starting on it. I collected solid color fabrics in the mean time in preparation...I really love making quilts from solids. I thing all solid quilts have a strong, graphic quality, that you can not achieve any other way.

     When I did finally get to work on it, I submitted a photo of it to McCall's quilting to see if maybe they would want to publish it. Wonder of wonders-they did! It appeared as a mystery quilt in 2009. I didn't come up with a name for it until I got it back from McCall's. I named it Shenanigans.

     I had a great time making this quilt. Recently a friend of mine bought it, and gave it to her son for a wedding gift, so this has been a successful quilt for me!

          This quilt was quilted by my good friend, Regina Carter of Jackson, GA. 

     There are lots of beautiful quilts to see over at The Blogger's Quilt Festival
at Amy's Creative Side. Many thanks to Amy Ellis for giving us this gathering place, and the opportunity to see each others work. 

     Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It's truly a beauty... wow! Love the traditional feeling the warm colors gives. But also the modern effect when looking closer at the individual blocks. A stunning quilt :)

  2. Great job! I love the definition you got in the blocks by using all those richly coloured solids!

  3. what a beautiful quilt! good job!

  4. I'm a sucker for stars so this quilt just sings to me!

  5. Great use of color and I love the background fabric because it makes the colors POP!

  6. Your quilt is so's making me want to mAKE ONE TOO !