Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm participating in the Spring "Blogger's Quilt Festival" today!
This quilt is called "Fresh Escape".



This quilt is my own pattern and inspired me for a few reasons.  The first one was conquering curves!  Actually really quite easy...in fact I fell in love with sewing curves that I created a ruler called the "Quick Curve Ruler".  I plan on releasing this ruler soon along with quilt patterns that can be made using the ruler! 

This quilt also inspired me to re-do my family room.  I finished the makeover just a couple of weeks ago and love it!!


..and here is a picture of the quilt before and after the quilting


 I called this quilt "Fresh Escape" because I started working on my own quilts again after a dry spell of about 3 years.  I am a longarm quilter and did not give myself time to do my own quilting.  So this was my "fresh escape" and I was reminded of how much I love to quilt.  I am starting on a path that I love and am excited for what is to come!

Thanks Amy for making this happen!  It's so great that we are connecting with other quilters all over the world and you made it happen!

~Jenny~

Amy's Creative Side

36 comments:

sewfrench.com said...

Very nice!
Love the title and where it came from.

Karen said...

Your quilt is truly stunning. Beautiful use of colour. Great design. I really like the comparison photos of before and after quilting. What an amazing difference! Looking forward to seeing your ruler and patterns come out.

Eileen said...

fantastic quilt... so very interesting design and i just love it. how great you've designed a ruler! and look forward to seeing your quilt patterns. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Leslie said...

This quilt is beyond words. I love it!

Kathy said...

What a 'before and after' transformation from a quilt top to quilted! Awesome quilting and love the name too!
I can hardly wait to get my hands on this ruler as I love piecing curves.

Flannel Queen said...

That quilt is GORGEOUS! I love it!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Your quilt caught my eye, and then I realized that I knew you! it's fantastic Jenny! I love your quilting, and your pattern! I would love to get my hands on one of your rulers too! So glad you joined the festival - thanks for sharing :)

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. Your ruler is wonderful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lonci said...

This quilt is fantastic:)

Cheryl Arkison said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the flimsy compared to the finished piece. Stunning transformation.

Debbie said...

I am not usually drawn to quilts with a modern feel but your's is just gorgeous. Much success to you pursuing pattern design and your new ruler. This is such a unique looking quilt to me!

Quilts on Bastings said...

What an absolutely stunning quilt and I love how you have quilted it.

RobinStar Quilting said...

Gorgeous! It is a hit and so are you...

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your finished quilt is so very beautiful! Gorgeous, Stunning ... all of that!
Congratulations on a fabulous pattern design too!

Duff said...

I love the symmetry in your quilt--it's rounded yet contained. so striking! I'll have to keep an eye out for your ruler.

Andie said...

Love. Can't wait to get my hands on this ruler. Fo realz.

Pat Barton said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

A beautiful post Jenny. The quilting is absolutely stunning. Please let me know when you have the pattern finished so I can carry it in the shop!

fallingforpieces said...

A festival favorite for me. I'll be keeping my eye out for your pattern/ruler.

Cindy Anderson said...

Oh, I love your quilt. It's so eye catching. Love the greens and grays too.

Tina said...

Thank you for sharing the before and after quilting pics. Your quilting added another dimension to the piece which added so much. Fantastic!

Kristie said...

Love the colors and the design. And your quilting makes it pop. This is one of my favorites from the festival! Just awesome. May need to grab this ruler and shamelessly copy :-) Am now a new follower!

stitchinpenny said...

A fabulous quilt. Creative pattern.

Oxford Impressions said...

This quilt design is amazing. I love everything about it. I'm your newest follower and will be watching to see when you start selling the curved ruler!

Hollie said...

This quilt is all kinds of wonderful. I love it!

Kelli said...

This is an amazing quilt! well done for coming up with something so original and unique! I love it!

Jessica Jones said...

I am in love with this quilt and your living room!! Let me know when you have the pattern out, I would love to make one of these!!
Jessica

syglad said...

Beautiful blanket you made ​​and the colors were so beautiful ..
Quilting was perfect for this quilt ..
Wish you a nice day ..

quiltilicious said...

Just gorgeous, achingly gorgeous

Victoria said...

What a wonderful quilt! Fresh and unique, and oh so lovely!!

Judi said...

Um - that's gorgeous! You have a winner with that ruler for sure, plus your quilting skills are out of this world!

carolyn said...

That is hands down the most stunning quilt I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation.

Svetlana said...

The quilt is beautiful, and you did such a wonderful job quilting it.

Goneaussiequilter said...

I want this template! Waiting for you to release it so I can get one and make such an amazing quilt too!

mPaula said...

Just found your blog and was looking through past issues. I found a chocolate confection called Tim Tam. There is not available in Canada but it is an amusing name that is also used by a host on Canadian public radio. His full name is Tim Tamashiro.
I love your quilts and have marked a few for inspiration.

jroxdesigns said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt. I've been a sewer ever since I was little and even though I've only made a handful of quilts in my life I deeply admire the craftsmanship that goes into each piece. Your work is amazing the quilting on this piece takes my breath away! I shared your quilt today on my blog as my inspiration to finally make my daughter a quilt for her nursery. I would love for you to stop by sometime!

http://jroxdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/modern-quilts-inspiration-wednesdays/

Amber