Monday, 26 September 2016

Bloggers' Quilt Festival: Anemones

Every year I really love working my way through all the entries in the festival which Amy puts so much work into.  As usual there are many beautiful quilts on show here and some amazing talent.   I hadn't planned on entering anything this year but I love Amy's encouragement that "Whatever you do, don't let the beauty of what someone else has created keep you from sharing your own project" so now at the last minute I'm entering this in the Art Quilt category.

There seems to be a number of different opinions on what an art quilt is - does anyone agree?! - and I hope that this qualifies simply by not being abstract and/or geometrical.  This quilt was made for the blogging quilt group Four in Art - we post quilts quarterly which we have made to a theme chosen by members. The theme for the quarter in which I made this quilt was 'purple passion' and was part of this year's concentration on the wider theme of 'colour'.  I chose to make a quilt representing anemones in shot cottons in the red/blue/purple spectrum.




The background is made of tiny pieces of different low volume fabrics quilted into place with close lines, the jug is pieced, and the anemones and leaves are appliqued.


The centres and stamens of the flowers are embroidered with french knots.


If you want to, you can read more about this quilt (and see more pictures) here.




I'm grateful that we have this chance to join in and to visit and enjoy so many different makers' works. Thank you Amy!




13 comments:

  1. I love this little quilt, the background, the anemones, just everything about it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Reminds me of Freddy Moran's bunches of flowers... and Purple is my favourite colour! love this quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  3. How lovely your jug of purple anemones look against that background. I love your quilt, Catherine. It is a worthy contender in the art quilt category.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm not sure what the definition of an art quilt is but, In my opinion, Art quilts should be anything you want to see on your walls. I love flowers; I love your quilt! You've got my vote! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Catherine! I love this little quilt! so beautiful background and the flowers are fantastic! The lovely jug reminds me of some illustrations. x Teje

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a beautiful fabric picture :-)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is truly a work of art!!! Reminds me of some paintings I've seen recently in Paris. Best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm so glad you entered! This is a beautiful little quilt - I love all the details!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Everything about this quilt is wonderful: the purples you chose, the way the flowers are made, the fabric in the stems and leaves, the light fabrics in the background -- everything. In fact, the flowers look like the wind could ruffle the petals or if I put my nose to them, I could small their fragrance. (Do anemones have a fragrance?) Great quilt! (I just voted for it.)
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love it!,beautiful flowers

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love it!,beautiful flowers

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful quilt, I really like the texture the french knots give.

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you and always try to reply - please forgive me if I occasionally forget! If you don't hear back do check you aren't a "No Reply Blogger", and look for a reply in the Comments section.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...