Friday, October 29, 2010

Quilt Festival

It is Quilt Festival Time at Amy's Creative Side, and she has asked us to show a quilt. I have decided to show you a quilt that is keeping me cozy as the days are getting colder.  This is the last big quilt I have finished - I have done a couple of wall hangings since then, and have progressed on other ones, but this is the last big finish.

It is different from anything I have ever done.  The circles are all African prints that I bought at a quilt show.  They were cut using a CD as a template, and are raw edge appliqued to a big background fabric.  I added pieces for the border, and quilted it using my walking foot.  The quilt is designed to keep evil spirits confused enough to stay out.  I think I will eventually add more quilting to it. It is finished now - it is bound and labeled, but I reserve the right to add more quilting stitches.



The quilt with its beige background fits in anyplace, yet has lots of interest and zing. I like the shiny fabrics!  It is "different" and may not appeal to everybody, but it does appeal to me. It doesn't have that instant "pretty" factor, but it's like the ugly duckling that I've just grow to love.


If you are here from Amy's blog, welcome. Please feel free to take a look around.

11 comments:

Kerry said...

The last photo is lovely, shows your quilt and all its colour and texture off beautifully

Allie said...

I love this quilt so much - the fabrics are so wonderful, it has so much texture and I love the design! A very classy quilt!

Michele Bilyeu said...

What a fabulous quilt and I love its purpose! I have an African bottle tree..you put empty bottles on bare branches of a tree and they catch the evil spirits. But I definitely need me an evil spirits protection quilt!!!!!!!!!!!! Next year......

Laurel H. said...

This quilt has a subtle, understated beauty. Nice!

Barb said...

nice quilt - I always wanted to make one of my african fabrics!

Lois said...

I personally like the colors you have chosen and the look of the whole quilt is very pleasant. Thank you for sharing. Love Lois

Carol said...

I really like your "protection" quilt. It's a great way to showcase all your beautiful fabrics.

Teodo said...

Wonderful quilt.
ciao ciao

Marit said...

Lovely quilt, Shasta! I like the story of the protective quilt a lot. And the playfulness in the design, too. Enjoy your creation!
; )

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I love this and esp. the idea that it will keep evil spirits away! We can always use all the help with that we can get! You really did a beautiful job putting the fabrics together

Eileen said...

great quilt. not my colors, but you've put this together in such a wonderful way. fabrics are fantastic. thanks for sharing and have a great day