Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Fest

I do love puzzles, word puzzles, number puzzles and tessellating star puzzles, I call this quilt Dragonfly Dance.  The stars are cut from two bales of Merryvale fabrics. (click for and explanation of Merryvale) The entire quilt was arranged on my design wall before any parts were sewn together then kept in order. (click for sewing tutorial or click on tessellating star in the label section)  The yellow and lavender swirl through the center of the quilt like a well choreographed dance to direct the viewers eye. There are only a couple blocks that could be switched in the quilt and not change the stars. I free motion quilted it on my Bernina with loops, dragonflies and echo quilting. I practiced the dragonflies on paper with pen then on the machine with paper and no thread until  my eyes, hands and brain memorized how to sew a dragonfly then practiced on scraps before working on the quilt. I hand dyed the back of the quilt. Enjoy all the beautiful quilts at Amy's Creativeside Bloggers quilt Festival. Be inspired!  Ann



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12 comments:

CitricSugar said...

Stunning! Wow.

Patti said...

That is truly beautiful!

Nita said...

Oh, my - that is simply stunning!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous and the quilting is fab!

Debbie Rogowski said...

this is my favorite of all. Does this pattern have a name? or where I can get it.

Cathie said...

This is gorgeous. Fantastic quilting. Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

Joanne Grimes said...

luvin the color coordination! I'm going to be at the Black Hills Quilt Show next week..yay!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

I love this! Lots of fun to look at and so pretty!

Lily said...

Love how the yellow goes through the middle - it's a perfect swirl!

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

I love how you've placed yhe yellow through the quilt.

Soma Acharya said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the yellow swirl!

Grit said...

Wow, this quilt is amazing.