Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2011



I am joining Amy for the Spring 2011 Quilt Festival. You can read about it here or click on the button on my side bar. The inspiration is from Kaffe Fassett'e Museum Quilts. For the quilts in this book, Kaffe draws upon textiles from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I fell in love with the apparent simplicity of this quilt called Floral Columns. He suggests collecting these bold floral prints and arranging them so that they flow. Here is the inspiration from his book.



Here is my quilt....


The quilt hangs on the wall behind my chair in the studio. A folding screen behind my chair holds more quilts.



Please visit the Quilt Festival and see all the wonderful quilts!

25 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful mix of fabrics!

Janet said...

Love your quilt! It looks great in your studio too!

Vee said...

That's so cool. I've not seen this kind of pattern before with one floral flowing into another. You interpreted it so very well!

Maggie said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Carol.
You certainly know how to put fabrics together to make a wonderful statement, whether it's a quilt or a simple mug mat.
BTW I love mine!
Merci beaucoup!

Valentina said...

Carol, this quilt is a stunner. I can only imagine what it took to find the right fabrics and their sequence. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!
Valentina in Cyprus :)

EliFla said...

Your quilt is fantastic...mine is really simple... I have to finish it..... anyway yours is a masterpiece... hugs, Flavia

Jolanda said...

Such a stunning quilt!Exquisit in its simplicity. I imagine that it isn't easy to have the right fabrics for it.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful quilt Carol!
Have a nice week.

Venus de Hilo said...

Beautiful quilt, a lovely treat for the eyes! This "pattern" -- if you can call something so simple a pattern -- is one of my faves from that book (not that I've gotten around to making one yet). Your fabric picks are perfect. Thanks for sharing this at the Festival!

Snappy Di said...

Gosh that's pretty!

Di

Marydon said...

Visualize them together, Carol ... never! But I love them as shown ... just gorgeous.
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Karen M said...

I would not have thought to put these fabrics together, but I love the way it looks!

quiltilicious said...

Great quilt Carol- I love the colours

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh Carol, what a beautiful quilt. Its not very you see a vertical quilt and I love it. The colors are subtle but yet bright enough to be eye catching.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, you know quilts hold a special place in my heart!
Brenda

podso said...

Love the colors in your quilt. Carol. I wish I could do that!

Karen said...

Thank you so much for your visit last week. EBlogger erased my posting and kept me from posting most of last week. All is well at last.
I see that you live in Maine part of the year. My husband and I lived at Loring AFB, Maine back in 1971. VERY different weather for these Texans. Love it though and we have been back.
Love your blog. I'm your latest follower!

Karen
Ladybug Creek

Sheila said...

Thank you for posting the link to the blogger's quilt festival Carol. i have a quilt top finished but am sewing some placemats today. sometimes it's good to sew little projects just for a change. I enjoy creating gifts for my friends.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Carol I love that quilt. I am a total fabric freak, and just seeing beautiful fabrics put together so simply and elegantly makes me happy!

And I may try my hand at quilting again, because YES I GOT a machine! I test drove many of them at the shop, decided against the brand I thought I was going to get, and went home with a Baby Lock Symphony. It's a big gal -- my first electronic sewing machine -- and seems very user-friendly.

We were busy with church commitments yesterday so I'll be test driving the machine today. So excited!

I never would have bought it if Howard hadn't been with me. Bless his heart.
Cass

Porch Days said...

What a great idea. Even I might be able to make a quilt like that. I recently found a real fabric store in Colchester, CT and they have some breathtaking fabric. I love the range of colors - like a rainbow. Nancy H

Rettabug said...

I loved that quilt instantly when I saw it in person!! My eyes just danced across it, trying to take in all the beautiful colors & the wonderful texture.
Everything you do is just impeccable, Carol. BRAVO!!

fondly,
Rett

p.s. I didn't know about this Quilt Festival. I'll try to get some photographs to post & join in.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is really beautiful!! I love the fabric choices and how you have hung the quilt on the wall. Nice job!

stitchinpenny said...

the choice of fabrics is fantastic. Great quilt.

lila Check said...

Beautiful mix of fabrics and textures!! I love quilts...have a few myself!
hugs from Dubai ;)
lila

Karen said...

Such a lovely quilt. The fabric is beautiful and the simplicity of the design is perfect. It looks great hanging in your studio.

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