Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I know you guys have seen this, but I wanted to share it again.  Why?  Because I wanted it to be a part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

The DOG

This quilt is titled "The DOG" and I made for my dad for father's day.  I made it as a representation/interpretation of an old truck he has.  I learned a lot of cool things while making this quilt.  I learned how cool tulle looks when you use it to create a shadow.  I learned that solid fabrics would probably be the easiest way to do this layering sort of technique successfully.  I learned that I can quilt in little circle shapes.  I learned a lot! 

This is the third quilt I did using a photograph to create an image.  The first two were of my grandparents as children.  You can see them on these posts: Gramma's 79th Birthday & Papa's 80th Birthday.  Each time I've tried creating an image using this layering technique I've tried things a little differently.  Fusible web is the way to go; glue is okay, but gets a little messy.  Reverse applique doesn't work with 7 (or so) layers.

Enjoy the rest of the festival! 

12 comments:

Linda said...

Wow!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

haha! Very cool! love that you used tulle for the shadow! love those learning moments in a quilt...

baukje said...

AMAZING!!! I also your grandma and Papa's quilt, you are really an artist, chapeau!!

Greetings from France

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Andi said...

Such a fabulous quilt!
I love the colours and textures.
Amazing!

AnnieO said...

Completely and totally unique! Quilts are great teachers--I learn something every time. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Lisa said...

Double WOW!

QuiltSue said...

That's is so clever.

Lois said...

That is an awesome quilt. Love Lois

Sandra said...

Wow, I'll bet your Dad was floored (oh bad car pun). What a cool quilt and great that you learned from the experience. Thanks for sharing.
Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
black/white/pink scrappy miniature

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is a brilliant quilt!! I was giggling about your blog name and then scrolled down to the picture of your quilt and nearly fell off my chair in awe! fantastic!! I'm going back for another look.

Peapod Four said...

Wow! That is so cool!!

Chris said...

That is such a great work of art!