Yeah! It’s time for the third annual Blogger Quilt Festival! I’m so excited – I love it when Amy’s Creative Side Posts these! It’s so much fun to spend time looking at everyone’s link and seeing what they’ve created. I have decided for this Festival to show off my Shoofly Quilt. This was my first Project Quilting Challenge Piece. I had to use the traditional shoofly block and then incorporate stripes into the quilt. I used three fabrics to create this quilt – the water-colorish white fabric, the brown branch printed fabric, and a beautiful yard of hand-dyed fabric (I dyed myself). To create my ‘stripe’ I actually embellished part of the hand-dyed fabric with fibers – some hand-dyed, some commercial, even a few ribbons! It was a bit of challenge when having to iron the piecing together but I think the overall effect turned out just stunning! To read more about my process and to see what other’s have completed for the challenge check out the flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1401824@N21/ To read more about what Project QUILTING is: http://kimlapacek.com/2010/04/project-quilting.html To read about what’s going on in Season 1: http://kimlapacek.com/2010/05/project-quilting-season-one.html The newest challenge projects are due this Sunday at Noon so be sure to stop back! To see the other quilts in this Quilt Festival go to: http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2010/05/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2010.html
This is a striking quilt, and the process sounds very interesting.
Great job !
Angie Padilla says
Ooooh, what a cool color scheme! Wonderful job, lovely quilt.
What an interesting process!
Marci Girl says
It certainly is a stunning quilt. Love the color palette. Simply lovely!
I like how you were able to incorporate the fibers. Gives an interesting twist to the project.
I love how textural this quilt is, and the colors are great too.
what a lovely quilt!! the added dimension you put on this is fantastic. thanks for sharing and telling the story of it