Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger Quilt Festival - Spring 2014.

It is that wonderful time of the year when lots of new fabrics and patterns and tools are unveiled at the Spring Quilt Market and Amy's Creative Side sponsors the FABULOUS Blogger's Quilt Festival. I have such a good time looking at all the spectacular creations that are posted  and I hope you enjoy my offering .

I call this quilt the GIANT Pinwheel quilt. A rather mundane name for a really colorful quilt - seems like all my creativity went into picking the fabrics, not the name.  It's officially the Ballerina pattern from Jaybird Quilts. You can see it here. This is HUGE -almost but not quite king size - the largest quilt I have ever made and that is saying a lot since my quilts always seem to grow as I'm stitching them up.  (I once started a block for a potholder  and it ended up being a twin size quilt - I have issues - LOL!)

I call it the GIANT Pinwheel quilt, instead of the Ballerina quilt as I made it for my 29 year old son and somehow I don't think he'd appreciate the reference to  a delicate little dancer. My son is the antithesis of a delicate little dancer -if you know what I mean and I think you do. He is a BIG boy, but sweet as he can be.

I selected the most masculine batik prints from my stash. The background triangles include 3 different deep blue batiks as I didn't have enough of any one fabric. I love how that made it even scrappier.

This quilt was quilted by Terry Finnerty of The Running Needle. You can see more of her work

I think this large scale swirly pantograph really enhances the quilt and gives it great texture.

Now go and look at all the other WONDERFUL quilts on the Blogger's Quilt Festival. You are going to have a great time. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. That is a BIG quilt! Great job with the colors.

  2. What a spectacular quilt. The colors are perfect for a guy! Actually for anyone!

  3. Great to see this one again, Carol! Love it.

  4. Beautiful! So much texture from all those batiks.

  5. great festival quilt! happy and fun colors.

  6. Very colorful and fun. Love those brights with the blue background. Gorgeous.

  7. quite lovely and very colorful

  8. I'm thinking that boy of yours loves that quilt...what's not to love and the quilting gives it great movement. All of those gorgeous colors just play together so well. Its such a happy palette and a fun design.

  9. Love the pattern and wonderful colors. Awesome!


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