Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival: Fall 2012

Thanks to Amy and her wonderful sponsors for hosting once again the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Photo shoot on the ski bridge
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have seen my Liberated quilt before.  The colorful solids used to make the strips are mainly scraps from my oldest son's Artist Palette quilt with some corduroy, shot cottons and silk thrown in.  The strips were finished over a year ago but put aside because I could not make a decision on the sashing/background fabric.

Should have pressed the quilt before hand
Wanting to show this quilt at our Gruber's retreat this summer, I finally decided on KONA Ash for the sashing strips and a bright KONA Eggplant for the backing.  I quilted Liberated with my walking foot in a square spiral using Silver thread by Connecting Threads.  The binding strips are also leftovers, this time from my oldest son's high school graduation quilt.

The back
After the retreat, I took advantage of our vacation spot, and with the help of my daughter, had a photo shoot with the quilt in the mountains.  I waited until the last day which ended up being very windy.  The quilt now lives with me in Florida and hasn't seen the mountains since.  Come to think of it, neither have I ;-)

Breezy
 Because my daughter lost interest in the photo shoot rather quickly, I had to drape the quilt over the ski bridge which  meant I don't really have a picture showing the entire quilt.  I think this is my favorite picture though.  I had to be quick with the shutter before the wind blew the quilt away.

A lull in the wind
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 49″x 66″
Special techniques used : improv pieced strips
Quilted by : Yours truly on my home machine
Best Category : ROYGBIV, Quilt Photographer, Scrap Quilt
Edited to add: Festival Number:345

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will visit again soon!  
Enjoy the rest of the festival.

50 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! And you had a great background to show off the bright colors.

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  2. Very striking quilt! Great way to use up scraps. The light gray sashing is a wonderful choice. Love the photo shoot, too. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  3. This is so gorgeous. you must have a great camera to take such amazing photos. May I ask what camera you use? I need to save up for a new one.

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  4. I love this quilt, and I love how you photograph your quilts. It's really remarkable and inspirational for me.

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  5. Great quilt!And nice photo shoot too! (Wouldn't it be fun to have a book with all of your quilts represented?)

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  6. This is one of my favorite quilts you've made!! It is beautiful. I love the way you always capture the best photos, too. Great job :-)

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  7. I love this one - so glad you've decided to show it again.

    Just gorgeous. And the fabulous photo shoot…!

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  8. This is phenomenal. Just wonderful colours - everything glows! Great job!

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  9. Beautiful!! I may have to put a rainbow quilt on my "to-do" list this year!!

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  10. Lovely! I enjoyed coming here and watching your progress and these pictures are just beautiful!

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  11. Wow what a great place to take a pic. Love the bright colors.

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  12. Great quilt, love the the rainbow colours. Fabulous background for the photos too.

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  13. So pretty! Great pictures (even with the wind).

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  14. I love your awesome quilt. It's so inspiring.

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  15. lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing it

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  16. Great quilt and gorgeous colours.

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  17. what a cheerful quilt. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my homepage.

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  18. What a beautiful quilt! I love your scrappy, colorful creation. The ash color sashing just makes those colors sing. And what a super background too. :) Wonderful pictures.

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  19. what a great quilt! I love the look and would love to make a string quilt with solids. I am working on a quilts with a lot of solids right now.
    Your photo shoot is wonderful and what a beautiful location.
    The ash is the perfect compliment to you colorful strips!

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  20. wonderful rainbow quilt and a spectacular location.

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  21. Fabulous colours - gets my vote as a rainbow quilt!

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  22. Oh my gosh, Renee, this quilt is not only fab, but your photos are super fab!!!

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  23. Ooh, this quilt is lovely! I love the color transitions! :)

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  24. Such a beautiful quilt to showcase for the festival! Love seeing it in the mountain setting.

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  25. Wow, This is a gorgeous quilt!!! Beautiful use of colour!! Great photos too, awesome setting!!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous, and the photography is spectacular!

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  27. Pretty quilt! Pretty pictures!

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  28. Wow! Adore those saturated colors. That would keep everyone cheery in the dead of winter! Im inspired! Thanks for sharing:)

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  29. This is such a vibrant quilt! Makes me smile.

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  30. I can see that we both love bright scrappy quilts!
    Great Job on the quilt and the photo session.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on both my quilts
    (#23 antique zigzag and #46 repro tulip batik)

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  31. great color quilt and fab pics!

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  32. This is really fantastic, man I love color!

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  33. Really beautiful quilt! The mountains make such a lovely backdrop!

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  34. Gorgeous photos and an even more beautiful quilt - the colors pop against the mountain background. =)

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  35. What a beautiful rainbow quilt, - it fits right into the nature scene, like it belongs there. Glad you rescued it before it blew away, though :-)

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  36. Wow, so pretty! I love the way the colours sing out against the backdrop you chose.

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  37. I love the blocking and the way you've used color in this quilt. It is a beauty!

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  38. Wow stunning! This is definitely one of my favorites! I love that you used all solids too! (I am a little biased on that one though!)

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  39. Hi Rene! Your quilt is so beautiful! I love colours with white and that pattern is great! Wonderful photos, too! x Teje

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  40. I really like the simplicity of your quilt design mixed with all those gorgeous colours against the white. Beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful. I love how you combined the colours together and they look great against this background.

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  42. Gorgeous. Takes color to another level!

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  43. Wonderful quilt. Such bright, cheery colors.

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  44. Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and how you worked them.

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