The third Bloggers Quilt Festival is underway, thanks to the lovely Amy.
I made this quilt last year for the third annual EB Doll Quilt Swap for Mands. I was very pleased with it's visual impact, and the subtle detailing that becomes apparent when close up.
As I wrote at the time,
My first plan was to make a ploughed field by strip piecing the red fabrics, thicker for up close, and thinner strips for further away to give a sense of perspective. I then freehand cut curves in both to represent slight hills, and pieced with my new curved piecing foot(which worked just like it did in the demonstrations.)
The ploughing effect didn't really work (I think the quilt would have had to be bigger to show this properly.)
Next I attached the sky and started appliqueing. The black lines are meant to represent a barbed wire fence, with the silhouette of a blue wren perched upon it.
I hand quilted the entire quilt quite heavily, with variegated perle 8 threads, and loved the effect their shimmer gave.
I did have grand plans to make a series of quilt similar in inspiration and execution, but somehow these got put on the back burner in the busyness of the festive season.
Maybe this year...
Thanks for visiting, and make sure you visit the other quilts in the festival.