Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hot Flash #914

Here is my entry for this edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I call it Hot Flash #914 and yes I did make it during that "special" change of life - LOL!



As I talked about earlier this week, I love brights and I love novelty fabrics and this one has a ton of them. I made the quilt in 2005 and it was shown at the NQA show in Columbus Ohio that summer. About a month after the show I got a letter from Klaudeen Hansen to ask if they could photograph it and include in in the 2006 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar. I was so flattered and immediately contacted her to say yes. They took a wonderful picture of this quilt and I was so excited when I saw it in the calendar.

This quilt is modeled on a antique quilt from the 1860's. A friend of mine was making a reproduction of this quilt using fabrics that were representative of that era and I admired the graphic quality of the quilt, but it wasn't my palette, so I did my version.



I love the princess feather center and all those log cabin blocks were foundation pieced - lots of papers to remove but very accurate. To put my own touch on this quilt I used a different novelty fabric in the center of each log cabin block.

There is a dragon which reminds me of my youngest son's fascination with these mythical creatures...


A horseshoe for good luck...


Tony the Tiger, a nod to my youth...


Of course, a polka dot chicken...


And not to be forgotten, ELVIS!


Enjoy all the entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I know I will!

Happy stitching!
carol fun


Amy's Creative Side

21 comments:

  1. Love it! Could have used a hot flash today while sitting through my boys baseball games in the cold, damp drizzle!!

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  2. What a fun quilt! I love the fun take on a traditional pattern.

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  3. Now that is one amazing quilt...it is fun and looks so difficult to do.

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  4. Impact...I'm glad you included the close-up pics to see the cute novelty prints, nice job.

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  5. this is a great quilt, Carol! I love how you used all these fabrics with special meaning, and love the title too :-)
    congrats on it being featured in the calendar, it must have made you very happy and proud! you deserved it!
    Kristina
    www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

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  6. What a fantastic quilt...I love all the surprises in it! Thank you so much for the close ups! What a treat!

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  7. What a fun quilt and I love that you did different centers for each. The princess feathers center of the quilt is spectacular. It is a quilt worthy of all the tender loving care that you put into it. What a treasure!

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  8. Another gorgeous, beautiful quilt. I love all the vibrant colors.

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  9. A wonderful, stunning quilt!

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  10. I love the quilt but I especially love all the fun elements you put in!

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  11. I really liked your quilt when I saw the photo of it and now that I read the story and saw the log cabin center blocks, I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the great Ruby Fat Quarter Bundle win!!

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  12. I love the I spy nature of the log cabin centers, the swirled center block is amazing and i love bright colors. If I were capable I would copy this quilt.

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  13. Outstanding! I love it! I love the fun and the energy, the joy and happiness about it. Great job!

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  14. A great quilt! You even worked in the king...I love, love, love it!

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  15. Very cute quilt! Love all the fun centers in there, and your colors are amazing!

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  16. I love the center of this quilt. What was the name of the pattern? Nice how you made it your own with novelty fabrics.

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  17. This is such a stunning quilt. So bright and vibrant. There is so much work involved and I do like your personal touches. Congrats on being in the calendar, too.

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  18. Oh my goodness! That is one of the coolest quilt I've ever seen! I'm definitely a bright person too and this just makes my heart sing. Is there a pattern somewhere? Love it. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

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