Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2011

I'd like to share the quilt "Test Pattern" that I'm putting in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  It's an original design found in the background of my blog.  I created this quilt for the Challenge Quilt category of our local quilt show, "New Dimensions in Quilting" in 2008.  We had to use the three fabrics included in the packet, which were the striped circles, the dots, and the pink stripes, and create an original wall hanging incorporating a square, a triangle, a circle and a free-form shape, all easily recognizable.

"Test Pattern" by Michele

In the comment section of the entry form I wrote, "Our ideas about quilting have certainly expanded since test patterns were commonly seen on TV.  Creating four different shapes out of a few vibrant and diverse fabrics gives a modern look to a favorite 'pattern'.  This challenge quilt encouraged me to stretch to a whole new dimension in quilting!"

Quilting detail

Three dimensional shapes added with quilting.



Thanks for letting me share this special quilt with you and also thank you to Amy for putting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival together! Be sure to visit the Festival and check out some amazing quilts!

  

10 comments:

carol fun said...

WOW! This is so coooool! It has snap, crackle and pop! The fabrics are wonderful and the quilting is perfect - great quilt!

Manda said...

Thats lovely I like how the circles are sort of wonky!

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous! It reminds me of the television sign off logo from years ago. Am I dating myself????

Cheryl said...

What a fun and original idea! Great job.

diane said...

This is fantastic and your use of color, pattern and texture created a work of art!

Joyful Quilter said...

Your quilt is one of the wildest I've ever seen...too much fun! Were you giggling the whole time you were making it? Or with all that quilting cursing loudly?

LeAnn said...

Michele this is amazing! I am so impressed. You should give yourself a giant pat on the back. And then two or three more.

Linda said...

Love it! It's an incredible design!! Very cool!!!

Houseelf said...

I bet you had so much fun makign this quilt! I love the vibrant colours and how you matched the middle to make a circle.

stitchinpenny said...

What a fantastic leap into creativity.