Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers quilt show



Amy @ Park City Girl has organized a quilt show for bloggers. Can I resist this? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I have a lot of quilts to choose from (hey, I've been quilting for 9 yrs.) So, how do I choose? Which one of your children do you love more? Can't choose between them. However, there are days when you like one better than the others. I chose this quilt because it not only makes my skirt fly up (yes, most of my quilts do that to me) but because it was complex and I really started making these stars without a plan as to how I was going to put this quilt together. I really stayed "in the moment" with it as I made it. If you have not tried this, I highly recommend it. It will take you to a destination you had never dreamed about and the process is highly satisfying. (It is like good sex or a really long run. When you are done, you exhaustedly think, "Wow, I should really do this more often.")
So, here is my "Starry Night" quilt. The picture was taken 3 yrs ago so my children are no longer that little and definitely not that sweet. (Well my daughter is, but my son, not so much. He is, however, bright, funny and creative, just not so sweet as he used to be.) Enjoy, I'm going to go look at more quilts. Show and tell makes my skirt fly up!

46 comments:

Bunny said...

Stunning! very vibrant!

Amy Sp said...

That is an amazing quilt! Looks quite complicated, and very polished. Excellent Work!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

You crack me up.
Does that make your skrit fly up too!
;-) gotta love the humor and LOVE the quilt. You sure know how to make a purdy one!

QuiltyGoodness said...

I love the colors. They blend and contrast beautifully!

Andrea said...

I love how you say "which one of your children do you love more". This was exactly how I felt when I had to choose the few quilts I've made. They are all so special to me!

This is amazing. Maybe in 9 years of experience, I'll be able to attempt one of these! ;-)

Emma said...

That's a beautiful quilt - I just hope you don't go looking at it in public ;)

rachel griffith said...

omg...STUNNING quilt.

Tami said...

Beautiful colors! Wow, this was an improvised design? Outstanding!

Hedgehog said...

Love the colors you use in your work!

Quilt+Bitch said...

My oh my - how delicious that quilt looks!!! Absolutely beautiful!

nanann said...

Love it! My fave star is the bottom one on your close-up shot. Been reading you for about a month probably and enjoy your aesthetic. :)

Doris said...

Awesome! Love it...

Candied Fabrics said...

Fabulous!

Zonnah said...

WOW! I love how you used color it this quilt!

Kerri said...

this is so lovely!!

Melody said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I love it when people free themselves to create.

ROZ said...

that's a lovely quilt. And anyone using it is sure to sleep well

StegArt said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous quilt!

frantastic said...

Oh My Gosh! What a fabulous quilt!

scrappy quilter said...

Absolutely stunning!! What an amazing quilt. The colors are spectacular!!

karenfae said...

I love the colors of this quilt - very eye catching.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

nicolette said...

Breathtaking colours and stars!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love you Starry Night! All the colors are so vibrant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Quilt Rat said...

WOW! This is fabulous. I too enjoy working in such a way that I am not entirely sure what the end result will be. There is a certain "excitement" working that way don't you think?

Micki said...

It does remind me of a starry, bright, beautiful night!
Lovely quilt!
Micki

quiltmom said...

Shelly,
This is a gorgeous quilt that you have created- I love star quilts and there are some wonderful patterns out there. None is more beautiful than yours.
You may want to check out Judy Martin's books if you are looking for some additional inspiration.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Kelli said...

Absolutely stunning!

Coloradolady said...

This is amazing. It looks like this would have taken forever to complete...infact, I don't know if I would have even tackled that. I love the stars and the colors.

Cathy said...

Lovely quilt, very impressive and great use of color!

Stephanie D. said...

It's beautiful! I love the heat in the midst of all that coolness!

Ariane said...

Wow!! What a beautiful quilt. I just love the colors. Love it!!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

oh wow! this is just amazing. wow.

belinda said...

WooHoo...Love this one!!! Would type more..can't see....my skirt keeps blowing up in my face!!

Heather said...

WOW!!!

crystal said...

What a beautiful quilt. The colors are so bright and the reds/oranges just pop! I love it!

Serena said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Wonderful work!

Victoria said...

What a hoot! I love your sense of humor as much as I love your stunning quilts! It's gorgeous, and it makes my skirt fly up, too... (which is really amazing as I am wearing pants!)

Cathy said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt and so electric. I love it!

Cathy ♥

Karlene said...

Beautiful quilt...beautiful family...so nice to ssee all together proud of Mom's work...

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'm glad for this Quilt Festival as a way to discover new (to me) blogs like yours. I love your sense of humor!

Mr Lee said...

Well done!Beautiful.Hope your all doing well.

Mandy said...

Beautiful colours. This really is a stunning quilt.

hetty said...

OMG! Beautiful! I love your fabrics. And the colours are fantastic.

jacquie said...

Beautiful!!! (they get sweet again...just be patient)

SewCalGal said...

This is an absolutely beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job. Great use of color and design.

Thank you for sharing it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kayla coo said...

Hi Shelly,
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I think your use of colour is stunning too!xx