Wahoo! It’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival time!
What I love most about this festival is the stories behind the quilts. I made this quilt in August, but it had been in my head for years!
I’ve worked with my botanical sketch motifs for quite awhile, making smaller art quilts, pillows and my going green totes. With these smaller pieces I was perfecting my “free motion sketching” quilting style, and figuring out how to portray lots of pretty botanical specimens. (In response to a question: I don’t mark anything ahead of time, I just go! Videos of me doing that can be found here.) I’ve been wanting to make this quilt for a long time, but I HAD to make it at the end of the summer – in my mind, it summarizes everything that I cover in my newly minted DVD; the colors, the multicolor fabrics, the sketches, it’s all there. Here’s my favorite pair of blocks:
That fabulous piece of multicolor fabric, oh it is just awesome! I can pour the same dyes in the same way 100 times, there always going to do something different!
I’ve got some shows coming up, and then Christmas is looming…but I really want to make another one of these!
To all the new visitors to my blog – thanks for stopping by. Make sure to go visit more of the quilts in the festival!