Friday, May 21, 2010

My quilt for the Bloggers Quilt Festival

Yup, you saw this yesterday, but that was before I knew about the quilt festival.
I love this quilt, it makes me smile when I look at it.  Generally I do not like to hang a quilt, except around someone's shoulders but this one was screaming to hang on my wall.

With this quilt I tried new things like: quilting parallel lines












and hand quilting.

Just the little hand quilting I did gave me a whole new appreciation for those of you who actually hand quilt a quilt.

It was good for me to push myself to do things out of my comfort zone but I think I will stick with free motion quilting. I LOVE that.

Thanks to Amy for putting this festival together.  Check it out if you haven't been there.

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I am glad you found my blog and have fun browzing the quilts in the festival.


M

40 comments:

  1. I love your quilt. Modern quilts appeal to me. I like how you quilted it too. I'll have to try that sometime.

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  2. Wonderful quilt! It really looks fantastic on the wall-I love the motion!

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  3. Woah that is so cool and I love the unusual quilting and the shapes and movement and colour - I just love the whole thing and would hang it on my wall in a New York minute!

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  4. I love your quilt -- the shapes, the solids, the colors, the simplicity. It has a very modern look to it and looks great on a wall. Nice quilting, too, and good for you for going out of your comfort zone. Not always easy -- but it usually pays off!

    joan

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  5. it is so modern beautiful quilt

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  6. Awesome Quilt --- very sleek and would be perfect in my office. Thank you for sharing your great entry.

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  7. Wonderful quilt. Love it. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  8. This quilt is a superb study of color and space. Adding a touch of hand quilting is a wonderful tribute to traditional quilts. Thanks!

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  9. Mary, you stopped by my blog earlier today and left me a comment. I tried emailing you back with some info but you don't have an email attached to your profile.
    BTW: Excellent modern look on your quilt. Love the lines on this piece!!

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  10. That's an amazing quilt! I love the black and white .. so modern and fresh! I've been wanting to do handing quilting and think I'll try it on my next one. You inspired me!

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  11. I love the modern look. This has been a great inspiration to try one of my own.

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  12. I love your design! I'm new to quilting and still work from a pattern, but I'd really like to try something like this soon.

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  13. I really like this design; very Denyse Schmidt-ish.

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  14. I love the colors, the design, the quilting - everything! It is just so clean and modern looking!

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  15. This is so pretty! I love your color palette and your quilting is so well done.

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  16. Very striking ! You do appreciate the linear and the solids, don't you ! ? !
    I'm going to have to take a minute to look farther at your blog .

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  17. what a beautiful quilt! love the solid soors that you used! bravo!

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  18. I love the modern feel of this quilt and I LOVE the colors! Awesome Quilt! Sew On!

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  19. I love what you've done with solids. Inspiring!

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  20. Oh I love this quilt and good for you for all the techniques you used on this! Grey is one of my favorites right now.

    Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my string quilt!

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  21. Hi Mary, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my festival quilt. I really like your exhibit in the festival. Very modern and striking!

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  22. I definately love your quilt. Especially the quilting...and the shapes....and the colors.

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  23. I love your quilt !!
    It is really interesting ... especially the the hand quilting.

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  24. I really like your quilt. It looks like a grouping of picture frames, only way cooler.

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  25. Love your entry so graphic & simple. And the accidental sweater/afghan too!

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  26. WOW - I love that quilt, and I sure think it WANTS to live on a wall. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I love your quilt! Especially the unexpected little POP of green that is so totally unexpected but so WONDERFULLY interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. marvelous quilt and the quilting i perfect for it--thanks for sharing a definitely stunning piece

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  29. What a wonderful, graphic quilt! Love the color scheme and asymmetry. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. This quilt really does look like it belongs on the wall, like a piece of modern art. Well done!

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  31. I love the abstract look and the colors! Wow, you did a fantastic job.

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  32. That hand quilting is divine!!

    Thanks for visiting my little blog!
    Jaclyn

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  33. Love the fresh modern styling!

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  34. Very pretty, very fresh and timeless. Love your quilt!
    ; )

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