Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Wow, the Blogger's Quilt Festival is off to a rousing start! Many thanks to Amy for doing this huge job. . . . again!

If this is your first visit to Indigo Threads, Welcome! I hope it won't be your last.


Evening Flight

(rotary cutter for scale)

Here is my entry for the Quilt Festival. This is a mini quilt that I made to begin using some of the marbled fabrics that I had made. I wasn't letting myself cut into them, and I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to use them. The fabrics themselves seemed to be a "finished product" to me, and too precious to actually use. So I made myself use them. . . . . well, some of them anyway!


However, I had a hard time actually cutting those marbled fabrics. That's why this is so small! I cut the smallest pieces I could reasonably handle, and still show the marbleing.


Even though this is one of the smallest quilts I've made, it is one of my favorites. I love these colors and I love the fabrics. And I'm still proud of myself for having actually marbled them myself!



I was pleased to find, when I pulled this little quilt out of the box it's been in since we moved, that I actually managed to get a label on this one. (I'm kind of surprised to see how many years it's been since I made it.) And yes, I even used marbled fabric for the label!

30 comments:

  1. Very cute! I flying geese! Well done!

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  2. Sharon I love it - I understand perfectly how hard it must have been to cut that fabric, my goodness it's gorgeous. This is a wonderful quilt!

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  3. This is really pretty, Sharon. The fabric is just beautiful!!

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  4. Wow you dyed your own fabric! That in it self is amazing :o)
    Your mini is very pretty!

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  5. I love this one Sharon. Beautiful job.

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  6. Lovely little quilt.

    I wouldn't have been able to cut into those gorgeous fabrics either, especially if I had dyed them myself. Have you got any left to cherish?

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  7. Great fabrics, I understand your reluctance to cut them. I love this little quilt. I love that border fabric and the way you quilted it makes it looked marbled.

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  8. definitely so hard to cut into gorgeous fabrics - I can see it would be that much harder if you'd created them yourself. you did great!

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  9. Wow. I love that you have something made with fabrics you marbled yourself. A true little treasure.

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  10. Wonderful fabrics and this little mini was a great way to display them!

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  11. How precious--and small--great colors and dying effects

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  12. Your marbled fabrics are gorgeous! I'm glad you made yourself show them off a bit. :-) They are perfect for that lovely little quilt.

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  13. This is a gorgeous piece of work and your marbled fabrics are fabtastic, what a great way to show them off, I'm glad you were brave enough to cut into them :)

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  14. Love your blue sashing fabric.

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  15. It does pay off to be brave about ones stash! And it takes courage to cut into the most precious fabrics in there. A lovely quilt, Sharon!
    I like the dark purples you used. They remind me of my Liberated Amish Challenge top that I have recently started hand-quilting
    ; )

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  16. I really like this little quilt, and the marbled fabrics look great - I hope that first cut made it easier to use them in other projects later! I have become better at cutting into my most precious fabrics after I realized that it meant that I got to see them more often when they were in a quilt as opposed to hidden in my stash :-)

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  17. Lovely job. I bet you are glad you cut into the fabric after all.

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  18. good job I loved the colors

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  19. perfect name for this wonderful piece. The purples are so lush

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  20. That marbled fabric is amazing!

    Beautiful!

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  21. I'm still doing the round for BQF. Your quilt is gorgeous. I always like the flying geese pattern but haven't seen it set side way. Lovely quilt to share, thank you - Hugs Nat

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  22. Neat. I love to see quilts made out of hoarded fabrics.

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  23. hand marbled yourself!!! that is amazing. so pretty

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  24. What a great miniature and a true showcase of YOUR fabric-glad it got out of the box.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    1890 antique double pink star
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    1890 cheddar orange star and reproduction
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  25. I love those marbled fabrics. Blad to see how well they look in triangles. I'm still planning on the using of mine, but it's been pushed back a couple weeks because of my wrist.

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  26. Yummy fabrics. Can't go wrong with some flying geese.I find it hard to cut into fabric that I love (too much). I kid myself I am waiting for the perfect project.

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