Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - May 2012

Bloom Strong
Blogger's Quilt Festival begins today and I'm sharing my Bloom Strong quilt. I wasn't sure which of my quilts to share because I love them all for different reasons. I saw this one at my friend's house today and the sweet little girl it was made for and I remembered how much I enjoyed making it.
Strong Hall
I love architecture, especially historical architecture. One night I was watching television and caught a local program that highlighted some buildings in my area. I was intrigued by the details of Strong Hall which surprised me because it's not a style that usually appeals to me.
Strong Hall Detail
In fact, I've had classes in this University of Kansas building and walked by it thousands of times and never noticed the clean and simple lines inside and out. I quickly started sketching and knew these details would eventually make it into a quilt.
Bloom Strong Close
While it's not the first quilt I've designed my self (I consider this one my first) it is the first pieced quilt I designed. It was lots of fun and it was great to stretch my brain in a new way. I quilted it with straight lines to keep it nice and soft for my friend's new baby girl.
Back of Bloom Strong
The back is pieced with lots of Kate Spain Verna prints so that the quilt could be loved and used, even outside on the lawn. I'd love to try it again with scraps, perhaps in fewer colors just to see what how it changes.
Amy's Creative Side
Enjoy the festival! I know I can't wait to spend time perusing all the inspiring quilts and their stories.
Thanks for visiting!

19 comments:

Shannon said...

I love the colors and simplistic style of your quilt!

Little Island Quilting said...

Interesting to read what inspiration lies behind people's quilts.

grendelskin said...

I like it! thanks for sharing the inspiration and what came of it!

Carla said...

Such lovelyness! It really pops in the Kate Spain fabrics.

Brynn said...

I'm about to start a quilt for me using the same fabric. Kate Spain makes me happy :) I hope the little girl likes her quilt - it's beautiful!

carol fun said...

Great quilt! Great design! It really shows off the fabric in a unique setting. I have some fat quarters I'd like to try with this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful! I love the little bars in the sashing... Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Margaret said...

sweet quilt!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Heather D. said...

You're my neighbour in the festival link-up so I popped over for a visit. Your quilt entry is so lovely. What a nice gift. Kate Spain is awesome!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

That is a very pretty quilt and it's great you were able to take a inspiration, turn it into design, and then a completed quilt.

Janet said...

Lovely quilt! Your pattern is inspired and the colours work fantastic for this quilt.

Katie B. said...

Such a beautiful design! I love Verna.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This quilt has a lot of the WOW factor! Beautiful!

Eileen said...

wonderful quilt and how fun to know the inspiration is that beautiful building. i love that! wonderful fabrics, too. thanks for sharing and have a great day

The Thompsons said...

What a cool inspiration for a quilt! It's lovely.

Kirsten N said...

Lovely - I enjoyed reading the story of your inspiration for this quilt!

Cecily said...

Yay! As someone who just finished a studying urban planning I have to say that I love it when people are than me are inspired by architecture or the built environment! So glad to find your blog and I LOVE your quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Simply Sandy said...

It's interesting where quilt inspirations come from. Something as ordinary as a building has become a beautiful quilt. And I think the back is pretty awesome, too!

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