Friday, October 26, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Well it's that time of year again and I love this festival, its so much fun seeing so many amazing quilts. So much inspiration! Thanks so much to Amy for hosting and if you're new here then thanks so much for popping by.
My entry is this baby quilt that my sis and brother in law commissioned for their new nephew. They gave me completely free rein but asked that it reflected them. Well as brother in law is a DJ and sound engineer then I immediately knew it had to be music based so I give you SoundWaves





It measures 30" by 40"
I backed it with flannelette as I'm taking it back to England next week to hand over to my sis and its the start of winter over there so I wanted it to be cosy


I was channeling Dan Rouse for this quilt, I love his unicorn stencil quilt and so I thought I'd go down the reverse appliqué route. I did a layer of HSTs, 2" finished


And then covered them with this lovely bright red. I fmq'd my design over the top and then started cutting away the red to reveal the HSTs


Hopefully it will last long past the baby years!

I will leave you with a few other recent makes in the hope of tempting you back when you've finished checking out all the other quilts











And if like me you like a piped edging then head back next week for a piping tutorial x

24 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

That is an awesome quilt! It has such great movement to it - I'm sure it will be very loved!

VintageVicki said...

Please bring some sunshine when you visit - its been lacking in the past week AND its gone really cold :(

Love the quilt :)

Heidi Grohs said...

I was about to go to bed, but had to click on your quilt. That is VERY cool!!!!!

Eileen said...

What a lucky baby to have such a fantastic quilt! It is so creative. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Lesly said...

Wow - that's fantastic! I love that reverse applique technique (and Dan's quilts are unbelievable, aren't they?)

Cindy Sharp said...

Brilliant!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a great quilt. I'm sure it will be well loved.

CitricSugar said...

Very cool! I'm also working on a Daniel Rouse inspired piece but this is really something. Love it.

Sarah said...

Great quilt, and yes, I shall be heading back for that piping tute!

LethargicLass said...

what a stunner! I am completely in love and in awe!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh it turned out fabulously, bravo x

prairieharmony said...

What a cute quilt!

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great quilt - enjoy your trip over to England, its cold here at the moment so wrap up warm! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Such a stunning quilt and a wonderful design.

Lorna said...

What a great quilt for a new little baby. It
indeed reflects the gifts of the family.
This will indeed be a quilt he will keep and cherish for years.
Heh heh heh... maybe this will be his inspiration for
listening to Heavy Metal :) Or Opera :)
Reverse applique! Wow!!!!! Awesome job!

Sarah said...

So cool!

Jess said...

I love the design - the headphones silhouette is superb! Very, very cool.

Rene' said...

Fun quilt!

SewCalGal said...

Very cute.

I'm definitely interested in learning more about piped binding. Looking forward to your insights.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Derrith said...

Your quilt is amazing. It is so original and so expertly done. What a fun gift!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is a great quilt and quilt pattern.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the pattern

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool, good luck! Just catching up on everything else too, love all you've been working on :o)

sewfrench.com said...

This is ver, very cool!!