Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

I love blog festivals because I get to see so many new blogs, and I also get to meet new readers. 

This is the quilt that I have entered into a few shows, but not really shown a full size picture of it by itself.  I'm showing it today because I've got a new quilt in mind for competitions that I hope to work out very soon.
This quilt holds a lot of personal meaning to me as it represents my journey back to Ilinois after many years in Maryland.  It's BIG by any of my own standards, since I work 12 inches and under.  It's a whopping 48 inches square.  It's not wonky as it is in the picture, it's just hung badly. ha ha  It's also got thousands of beads to represent the windows in the cityscape.
Enjoy the blog tour, and welcome if you are new!

35 comments:

Quilt+Bitch said...

Oh I LOVE this. Did I tell you I love this?

Elaine said...

I love these kinds of quilts. The applique and landscape quilt. You did a great job.

Nina-Marie said...

Ohhh I love this too!!The colors and the design are just awesome!! I do art quilts as well as traditional so its so nice to see yours!! Thanks!

Kirie said...

Wonderful work! I love such a mosaics which you made as a sky. I'm trying myself art quilts, but your is amazing!

Angela Flicker said...

Fabulous quilt! I love the modern feel of this art quilt, and the way you used color to form such contrast! Really, it's stunning!

GIO said...

Fantastic! I wish I was able to make this kind of quilts myself... maybe when I'll be more experienced...
Wonderful work, really!

QUILT ROUTES said...

This one really stands out on the page. Lovely.
Deborah

Patty D from NC said...

Very nice. I love that you captured a special time.

Angie Padilla said...

I really enjoy a quilt like this that tells a story. And the beading. I imagine attaching all those little beads is what took the longest, right? It's a wonderful, wonderful piece.

What Comes Next? said...

I really like this one! Can't wait to see what your next show quilt will be! I've only just started doing smaller art quilts and I'm loving it!

Janet said...

I love your undulating road, your stylistic trees and the buildings which can barely stand up. I would love to see a close up of your beaded windows. Great quilt!

SerendipitiJoy said...

Oh, this is gorgeous and so clever. What a great recreation of Chicago's skyline and the beads... wow.

fallingforpieces said...

I've been wanting to do a city-scape quilt for a long time. This is such great inspiration! Great quilt.

Sandra said...

What a funky cool quilt. Love the graphic nature, your comic book roots are showing. And piecing it all makes it much more interesting than solid sections.
Sandra from QuiltArt
come see my entries
repro cheddar stars #212
and antique bird/flower applique#216

Eileen said...

Fantastic. Such a fun, fun quiltcand it makes me wantctoctry something similar out of my life. I made a family history quilt 30 some years ago and had fun doing that ibut this is such a modern one. Thanks for sharing and have a greatvday

Lynne said...

Thanks for the welcone; I am new, both to your blog and to the world of quilting - and I'm inspired!

stitchinpenny said...

I think that is a quilt that I would love to see in person. It is just beautiful.

Carol said...

I love the colors and the patchwork sky.

mathea said...

Your quilt is really great - I love the rounded shapes and the bright colours making it into a kind of cartoon like landscape. And adding all those beads - that's commitment! Great job :-)

Laurel H. said...

Wow, what a wonderful quilt!

Kelli said...

this is ace!

Sherrill said...

That is absolutely AWESOME! Wish I could come up with stuff like that--no imagination here! LOL

Karen said...

This is a wonderful quilt. I love your attention to detail with all the beads!

Allie said...

WONDERFUL!!!! My favorite kind of quilt - love your sense of design!

Rose Hughes said...

Great quilt!

Kit said...

love this quilt - really great! :)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The whimsy of this is so appealing and you must have tons of patience to do all the beading.

Pattilou said...

This quilt is truly amazing. Really a fun liberated quilt.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

All those beads! Wow. It's fantastic.

quilthexle said...

What an awesome quilt in wonderful colours! I LOVE it. Honestly.

Hollie said...

What an amazing quilt! Bravo!

Vicki said...

Wow! I love the background and the buildings are so pretty too!

JCnNC said...

Wonderful quilt and you did an awesome job. Judy C

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That is really beautiful. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

xo -E

Carla said...

Awesome! Love the movement and the colors you used. The beads must of take you forever to attach but it was all worth it. Thanks for sharing!