Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Blogger's Quilt Festival Is On!

"Wallflowers: #5"  ©2010  Diane Evans  (Private Collection)
It’s that time of year when Amy of Amy’s Creative Side begins her Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  This event is always so much fun – we all have the chance to view each other's favorite pieces and to share the stories behind our creations.
My entry is an art quilt that I made last year entitled “Wallflowers: #5.”  I’m especially proud of this little quilt, since it was juried into the 2009 National Small Art Quilt Works Exhibition at The Main Street Gallery in Groton, NY, and was subsequently sold by the gallery.  It was made with fabrics that were hand-dyed by Judy Robertson, and the piece is machine appliquéd and machine quilted with Sulky rayon threads.  I’m always happy when I’m putting flowers in my creations – if they won’t grow in my garden (and they don’t), at least I can put them up on the wall.  They don’t need watering, either.
Do visit Amy’s site and take a look at all the fiber artistry on display there – you’ll find it’s a real “treat” (pun intended).


Diane

30 comments:

Dawn said...

This is stunning. I've enjoyed seeing this quilt and all of the choices you made when putting it together. Lovely!

PeggyinNO said...

That flower is gorgeous! You do beautiful work. I think I checked out EVERY stitch you did! Perfection!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful flower Quilt work !

moosestashquilting said...

So you can't grow flowers in the garden either huh! LOL :-) I feel your pain. I'm always thrilled to see your treasures. This one, as always is just beautiful. The quilting sure makes it come to life. There is a reason it was juried into the show, and sold. Your work is top notch!

Rene' said...

This is fabulous!!! Your flowers are truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing!

Ariane said...

Wow!!! This quilt is stunning!!! I love, love, love it!!!

Lonci said...

This is to quilt art, congratulations:)

Sandra said...

What a graphic design and beautifully executed. Congratulations on the show and sale.
Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
black/white/pink scrappy miniature

elsie123 said...

Very nice, I can see why it sold. : )

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

Love the graphic style and the crisp colors!

Gale said...

That's beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

That is simply gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors and the quilting is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

xo -El

Rose Hughes said...

this is a stunning piece - the color, design are wonderful and I'd love a closer look at the quilting (maybe someday) thank you for sharing this!

Kit Lang said...

What a beautiful quilt. Stunning!!!!

Sherrill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Pat Spillane said...

An outstanding example of your talent!! I loved seeing this again - it's so YOU!!!
And thanks for pointing me to the Quilt Festival. What fun.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Beautiful Diane....just beautiful!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

It's lovely! The stitching is wonderful:)

Joanna Monroe said...

This is one of my favorites. Just gorgeous. Love the colors.

Quilt Rat said...

Perfection! You KNOW I adore your work. Hope you are enjoying the festival......Lots of amazing work to see.

Victoria said...

This piece is not only beautifully executed, (as is all of your work) but has such a wonderful joy and energy to it! No wonder it was received so well. Congratulations!
(By the way, despite years of effort, my gardening thumb still remains black.)

Charity said...

So realistic, it's just beautiful!
And the quilting just adds so much. Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful work! The colors are so vibrant.

Marjorie said...

Love, Love,Love. Amazing. You Rock!

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely stunning! A very beautiful flowered quilt! WOW! xxoo

P. said...

What a breathtakingly beautiful quilt! Bravo!

Chris said...

Wow, that quilt is fantastic Diane!

Carol said...

Stunning. Definitely one of my favorites.

tangled stitch said...

This is beautiful too. I love your work so vibrant and colorful and whimsical.

Linda said...

Ilike this yellow flower. I see you like Jane Sassaman also/my fav!
Linda/www.dragonthreadsopenbook.blogspot.com

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