Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Entry: Bloggers' Quilt Festival

It’s an oldie, but a goodie: this is “Dizzy,” and some of you may remember seeing this quilt in a previous blog post. This art quilt especially tickles me because it was born out of frustration with a different design that simply was not working for me. I had pieces all cut out and sewn, and no matter what I did with them, they just wouldn’t play well together. So I sent some of them home (to the Orphaned basket) and went back to the drawing board, and “Dizzy” finally emerged.

The quilt is paper-pieced and appliquéd, with free-motion and guided machine quilting; I used 12-weight Aurifil cottons, Sulky 40-weight rayons, and metallic threads in the quilting. At a recent exhibit, a gentleman stopped to tell me that he thought this quilt should be “illegal” because it mesmerized him as he looked at it. I took that as a compliment, although I’m not quite certain if he meant it that way.

Enjoy the Festival, and, thank you, Amy, for providing all of us an opportunity to view each other’s work!

Diane

26 comments:

Carol said...

I don't think words can adequately describe how I feel about your piece of art :) Definitely impressive and then some.

imquilternity said...

OMG, Diane! This quilt is stunning! Really, really stunning! It's definitely a show stopper. You are an expert at quilt making and quilting.

Quilt Rat said...

I would never tire of seeing this piece.It most definitely is mesmerizing!
I think it is like one of those magic eye puzzles .......if I just stare with deep focus I think I can see other images.

Mary-Kay said...

That's one mind blowing quilt. Very impressive. It doesn't even look real. I would love to see it IRL one day.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Perfect name for a fun and wild quilt! Great colors!

ROZ said...

Super quilt! Wow pop art!

atbquilting said...

It is an amazing quilt. Beautifully done!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

I find the movement of this piece to be mesmerizing in a very good way! Awesome! xxoo

Judy Alexander said...

This is an amazing quilt. I can't imagine how you did this. This must be an award winner!

Cara said...

It is dizzying, but in a good way. Very nice.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

All I can say is Wow! I am "mesmerized." And I mean that in a good way.

you are entered in my giveaway.

Vicki said...

It's so beautiful. Great work.

Bonnie said...

When somebody says "this dessert is so good it outta be illegal" I know exactly what they mean - and that is the tone that your admirer was going for I believe. I absolutely love this quilt. It is one that each time I look at it I get some new enjoyment from it.

Frieda said...

truly stunning. I love this quilt and yes it is quite mesmerizing.

Deborah said...

Absolutely stunnning! I love it!

MARIKA said...

Admiration and fascinates beautiful creation ,
Marika Hungary

loulee said...

It reminds me of an old wurlitzer jukebox. In a good way of course.

Sunflower Design said...

I love your quilt. A great use of colour and you demonstrate while one should never give up on a project!

Victoria said...

Wow-wee!! This quilt is fabulous! I am sure it mesmerizes all who are lucky enough to see it in person! very impressive!

SewCalGal said...

If this is an oldie, I'm wondering what rock I've been hiding under. I've never seen anything like this before. It is delightful. I love it.

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Miri said...

Wonderful! You have truly elevated simple fabric to something heavently!

tangled stitch said...

The quilt is extraordinary. I love it!

Jackie said...

That quilt is just fabulous!! Unbelievable! There are really no words to describe how much I love it!!

quiltmom said...

Diane, I love your innovative creative design and all your bright fabrics.
It such a funky looking wall hanging- so many interesting details.

Interesting project.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

Tracey said...

I think its a real head spinner. Love it ... as I do all your work.

sewpam63 said...

This is a WOW quilt!!! A REAL zinger. : ) Your use of fabrics, color and quilting work beautifully together in this piece. Thank you for sharing it!

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