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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Friday, May 13, 2011

It's BQF Time!

that's Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2011! 

Welcome to anyone who is arriving here from Amy Ellis' site, Amy's Creative Side.
For those of you new to Blogger's Quilt Festival, Amy has created this virtual quilt show to coincide with Quilt Market in the spring and fall of each year.  For those of us unable to go to Quilt Market, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to share and be inspired by other's quilts.  I encourage you to hop over to Amy's site and submit a quilt of your own, and then make sure you take a look all all the incredible quilts that are linked!  Select this link, or the button in my sidebar, and be inspired!

My entry this time round is a little quilt that I've just recently finished.  It is small - only about 14" square, but it allowed me to have fun and play with a lot of free motion stitching, texture, and some sparkly thread!  It is the second in a series, which was inspired by some of the marvelous zentangles I've been seeing.  I've decided that this type of freedom is what I really enjoy in my quilting, and you can expect to see more of this happening in my future!

Sunny Days 2

and a few progress shots!










Happy quilting!

37 comments:

Candied Fabrics said...

Love this! Great quilting, and the yellow pops against the blue!

Kwilt Noob said...

Oh my gosh! The quilting on this is so exquisite! What a great talent you have. Thank you so much for sharing!!

felicity said...

Love this one, Janet - looking forward to seeing more!!

Patty D from NC said...

quilting is amazing. thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

I really like it! How inspiring!

Toni said...

WOW! What excellent FMQ you do!! I'm so jealous! This piece of art is just beautiful!

Lisa said...

WOW! Your quilting is amazing. How long did it take you to quilt this? You really did a fabulous job!

Teresa said...

Wow! Its really awesome! I wish I could pet the quilting...Is that weird?

Eileen said...

Love your marvelous little quilt. What a lovely littl piece of art! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sandra said...

Beautiful work, love the striking stark simplicity of the piece.
Sandra
Come see my entries, #212 repro cheddar stars and 216 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Desley said...

I am looking forward to seeing more of this type of quilting. It is great.

Rachel said...

I love this! Such a fun little project, and your quilting is always gorgeous!

Karen S said...

Love the quilting and the colors just pop!

fallingforpieces said...

I adored this on flickr and I still adore it. The quilting is to die for!

Cheryl said...

WOW! Love the quilting!

Amy said...

wow. love the design and the quilting is gorgeous!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Everything about this little beauty is just amazing!! A very special quilt!

bearpaw said...

I just love this design (and so does my husband!) So simple but so beautiful and your colour choice is perfect. And don't even get me started on your quilting - exquisite!

Sara said...

Glittery goodness!!! Quilting superb,love IT!!!!

moosestashquilting said...

Wow your quilting is spectacular. I'm going to have to follow you for inspiration!

Debbie said...

I love little quilts, & yours is lovely. Amazing quilting!

stitchinpenny said...

This highlights what quilting really is all about. Love it.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Fabulous quilting!

Beth said...

Love it!!! Glad all the hoppers willbe able to see and enjoy it too.

textisle said...

This is so lively! If you hadn't said, I would not have believed from the photo that it's raw edge applique. The quilting is just stunning, especially the use of glittery thread.

noga quilts said...

This quilting is a most amazing work of art, truly beautiful. And the quilt itself is amazing.

Vicki said...

As I always say, your quilting is so lovely and so clear

Karen said...

Such a tiny piece with such beautiful work. Great quilting - loved the close up shots, too!

Dana said...

I just love your quilting what do I have to do to be able to free motion like that?...what machine do you have?...glad I found your blog your very talented. Thanks for leaving a comment on mine too. Im now a follower:-)

Lynn said...

Wowzers! I have recently started drawing zentangles with idea of using them as quilting motifs. This is beautiful! Now I want to go quilt something!

Deonn@QuiltscapesQuilting.com said...

Really lovely design and quilting!! Beautiful!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Excellent!

Hollie said...

This is so beautiful and such extraordinary quilting!

Tissy said...

Yummy detail!!

Leanne said...

Your quilt and especially your quilting are a tremendous inspiration!

Rashida Khanbhai said...

I really like the detailed free motion quilting you have done. Great work!

Regards,

http://rashisquiltblog.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

love the sunshine--the quilting is so stunning!