Saturday 1 November 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - 4 Things

Amy of Amy's Creative Side is once again hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival and I have decided to enter a second quilt - my "4 Things" quilt.

In-progress picture

This quilt is very special to me.  I had initially sketched how I wanted this quilt to look and I am so thrilled that it came alive and was better than I had hoped or even imagined!

Night-time picture of completed quilt - I will add a daytime picture tomorrow

I chose four words that mean a lot to me: LOVE; AFFECTION; ATTENTION and PRAISE.  I often feel these four things are the things I miss (and want most) from the people I love - especially from my mother who sadly passed away 14 years ago.  I miss her and I miss the simple things like an affectionate or comforting hug from her.   

Amazing quilting by Trudi Wood

My four favourite colours are red, aqua, green and navy blue, all represented in this "4 Things" quilt.  I also love these four things:  quirky birds; wonky houses and trees, plaid and wonky stars - all represented in this quilt!  I have included dragonflies, mushrooms, clouds and a May calendar - four more things that I love.  My favourite colours are repeated as little hints in the binding.

Hint of colour in the cross-hatch binding

Because this is such a special quilt to me, I decided that I would send it to be quilted by Trudi on her long arm frame.  She did a spectacular job and the four words repeated in the quilting is amazing.  You have to look closely to see them, which makes them even more special.

The four words re-appear in the quilt as subtle quilted words

The backing and another hint of colour on the binding

This very personal quilt means so much to me and I am happy to be able to share it here. 

Quilt stats:
Pattern:  Love, Affection and Praise were pieced free hand and the word Attention were letters from the Quilters Cache.  The bird is an adaptation of the McCalls bird pattern.
Fabrics:  A variety of low volume, text, solids, scraps, hand printed fabrics, Oakshott
Thread:  Aurifil
Size:  56 x 69"
Quilted by:  Trudi Wood

Entering this quilt into the Original Quilt Design category.
Thank you Amy for organising this amazing event!