Friday, October 28, 2011

It's the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

"Pieces of Dreams"  57" by 57"  ©2008 Diane Evans
Once again, Amy from Amy's Creative Side is sponsoring the semi-annual Bloggers' Quilt Festival, and it promises to be a visual delight, as always.  We quilters have the opportunity to view each others' favorite creations and to share one of our own.
This time around, I've chosen "Pieces of Dreams." This is the second in a series of medallion-style quilts, using Ricky Tims' method of drawing a motif on a piece of paper that has been folded into eighths and then reflecting that motif eight times to create what is known mathematically as radial symmetry – a pattern of design that appeals to my left-brained sense of order. 
Hand-dyed fabrics from Joy's Fabrics were used in this quilt; it is both machine-pieced and machine appliquéd, and the original quilting designs were completed with Sulky 40-weight rayon and metallic threads.
The quilt was named for a much-loved song written by Michel LeGrand, particularly fitting since the sketch was drawn in the middle of a sleepless night.
Do head on over to Amy's blog and enjoy the treats on display -- how perfect for this time of year!

Diane




43 comments:

JoyceT said...

Really good to see an an original design. Great job!

MooseStash Quilting said...

That is really cool. Apparently I have not seen this method with Ricky Tims, but I am going to have to check it out. Looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with. Needless to say you used my favorite colors, so there is nothing to not like about it, but then when it comes to your works, there never is!! :-)

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Margaret said...

love the quilt! Your work is phenomenal~

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Sharon Robinson said...

It's beautiful! I've been thinking about trying this method, I bought the book and played for awhile, but you have inspired me to get it out again.

Borderline Quilter said...

Wonderful, love your colour choices and quilting....

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Lynne said...

That is absolutely stunning in colour and design!

Rie said...

Wow! I didn't believe that it was actually a quilt, I had to take a second look - fantastic!!!!

The Thompsons said...

Wow- it almost looks like a painting! I love the design and the colors are beautiful!

Em said...

This is amazing. Really amazing. As a newbie, I'm awed by the talent I've been seeing through this link party.

http://www.littlebitsandmore.com/2011/10/bloggers-quilt-festival-serendipitous.html

Rachaeldaisy said...

A super stunning quilt!!

MariQuilts said...

So beautiful....I love the colours.

Lonci said...

Gorgeous quilt, congratulations:)

Ethne said...

I keep getting drawn to this style of quilt and hope someday to gather the courage to design and make one - really lovely work

Pat said...

I love this quilt, it's beautiful!

Carol G said...

I love your stunning colors and design. I attended Ricky's seminar and bought the Rhapsody book but have not been brave enough to try it. Kudos to you!

Sandra said...

What a striking, graphic quilt. Great use of color.
Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction and #31 antique 1850 star quilt

Marjorie said...

Gorgeous, as are all your quilts.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Absolutely Stunning Diane!
My color family....

LuAnn in Oregon
luannkessi.blogspot.com

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. It is very pleasing coloring. beautiful stitching.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I love the colors in this beautiful quilt. Didn't know about the latest Bloggers' Quilt Festival. I'll have to post something.

Quilt Rat said...

GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely a treasure!

Karen said...

This is so spectacular - how I would love to stand in front of it and study it in detail. It's a gorgeous quilt Diane!!

Eileen said...

That is indeed a wonderfully vibrant and bewutiful quilt. Would love to try his method. You did a fantastic job-- love it all! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors

The Dotty One said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Diane - lovely work and beautiful colours.

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Fantastic bold colors !! And the pattern is stunning !

Tracey said...

This is stunning! Your quilting is amazing but I really like the simple approach you took to the rays with the offset design. Gorgeous gorgeous piece.

AlessandraLace said...

amazing. great quilt. hugs

Lyanna L. said...

gorgeous. =)

SisterOfTheDivide said...

Love your color choices and the design is just beautiful, quite striking!

Cheryl said...

Impeccable as always!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is luscious!

Victoria said...

As always... stunning work!

Lisa D. said...

This quilt takes my breath away. It's fabulous!

Susan J said...

I remember seeing one of your quilts at a show Somers NY. Unbelievable! I only hope to be so creative and talented.

Nic said...

Wow! Stunning quilt. Love the design. Gotta admit I'm a symmetry fan too.

Kit Lang said...

Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing!

tangled stitch said...

Diane, it is extraordinary! I love the colors and the design it is just beautiful!

Sherry said...

Wow! What a stunning quilt! Love it!

imquilternity said...

OMG! Your quilts are always stunning! Especially because it's an original design. I love that you tend to use solids a lot...something that really makes your design (and your quilt) and the quilting stand out! Impeccable!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Stunning.

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...thanks for sharing.

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