Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Spring 2010

Peacock Sampler Quilt




Some time ago I designed and sewed this sampler quilt for a college course. The purpose was to learn many different techniques in dyeing fabrics and piecing. It was the first time that I had done the quilting in panels and then joined the sections as they were finished. It turned out to be a generous twin sized quilt that is usable on a bed, couch or as a wall hanging. For many years it sat in a box rolled up on a curtain rod over at my Mom's house. That preserved its condition and the colors are as bright and strong as they were when I last displayed it.

It's interesting that I did keep all of my notes and drawings for the planning of my project and I ran across them the other day when I needed to look up notes on doing tie-dye. I'm happy to say we learned about Seminole patchwork, trapunto, applique, batik, and lots of other quilting techniques. It was a wonderful class and so full of information.



To see other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival jump on over to Amy's Creative Side and start clicking on the links. The quilt photos and stories will keep you hooked up to your computer for hours!

43 comments:

Lynne said...

Oh my gosh the work on that quilt is extraordinary - piecing and applique and the peacock use of colour - really amazing.

Kriza said...

it's a lovely quilt, congratulations! I love the bright colours.
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just beautiful. What a wonderful use of color.

Carol

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful colors, the quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is a great story. The colors are beautifully vibrant!

Carol said...

Looks like that was a very interesting college course.

Cynthia said...

How fun! I made my first "real" quilt in a college class and I was hooked! Your blocks are beautiful!

Michelle said...

Stunning quilt! The jewel tones just sing.

Sew It Up Baby! said...

What an accomplishment! Your quilt is very stunning and the colors are just beautiful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an amazing quilt! Very striking and colorful.

kwiltmakr said...

your colors are just perfect for that quilt. Nice job.

Allie said...

Beautiful - I love the strong colors and design!

myredbike said...

Wow! How cool to learn so many techniques in one course! I love the block that looks like it's made of half square triangles, is it created using dye discharge?

Terriaw said...

First off, I love the colors you put into this masterpiece! I love the variety of blocks that are different, but go together so well, especially framing that lovely peacock. I think my favorite open is the top right corner, like an hourglass shape. I think I would have loved to take your class!

Karen said...

What beautiful colours. Those vibrant colours so suit the theme. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

this is lovely and looks like you put in tons of hard work on this.

Laurie said...

Wonderful to learn all that at college. Real usable information for all of us quilt huggers out there.

Lonci said...

Congratulations, very impressive:)

Marie said...

Beautiful quilt I loved the color combination

Alexis said...

What a gorgeous peacock quilt!

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt. Even though the techniques are varied, they all seem to go together in the finished top. How fun it must have been to try out so many styles.

Laurel H. said...

What a beautiful quilt; very nice colors!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

So pretty! I love the colors!!

Kim said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the different blocks and the color combom

Sandra Schwab said...

What a truly stunning quilt, Kathy! The colours are wonderful and the work you put into the whole is just awesome. Love it!

Riel said...

Hi Kathy, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my festival quilt. The festival is lots of fun. I am really glad I surfed over here to see your exhibit. Wow! Turquoise and purple, love it!! The details are GREAT in the quilt. I have only seen real peacocks a few times, but the sound they make is so shocking!

Kay Lynne said...

I love the bright colors. This is very beautiful quilt!

Ariane said...

It is very beautiful.

Rebekah said...

This is absolutely stunning! I can't imagine the amount of work that went into this. I love the colors that you used. Beautiful job!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the peacock!
Thanks for stopping by earlier!

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh gosh, those squares each are amazing, when put together they are stunning!

Heather said...

Hi Kathy, Thanks for visiting my version of a crazy quilt. When you said that you had posted one last year, I definitely had to check it out. It's lovely. What a treasure for you and your family.

Your Peacock quilt is wonderful. I haven't seen another like it. Thanks so much for posting both your quilts.

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Wonderful colors .....
Randi
http://DivaBuzz.designing-diva.com

Kristie said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for your comments and encouragement on my blog at OCD, it means a lot seeing the amazing work you have done! Wow, very intricate applique work, it is beautiful. Wonderful graphics and colors!

zetor said...

That is a truly wonderful quilt. The differnt blocks and the colours make it so unique.

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant quilt. Love the colors, design, and fabrics. Wow. Absolutely beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kameleonquilt said...

What a stunning and unusual quilt, - so original. You did a great job.

Eileen said...

fantastic quilt--so glad to read your blog about it also--brings back memories of an art class i took in college in 1970 and still have a few remnants of info from then. the colors are great and your work is wonderful

Sandra said...

what a great quilt, the peacock raises it way above the standard sampler quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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MARIKA said...

Thank you the blog visit .
I like it free lines ,on textile only the freedom and fantasy the omission of all constraints .
Greeting Marika

ALC Unlimited said...

Thanks for the email compliment on my great-grandmother's crazy quilt. Your peacock quilt is so beautiful! That's a great design. And you dyed the fabrics? 8-o
You mention batik. I haven't tried doing batik on cloth, but I do make batik eggs. I'm upgrading my webhosting today (and working in the garden!), but it should be up later this week: http://www.alcunlimited.com

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your peacock quilt. The colors are great. I have a pizza box full of fabrics and ideas for a smaller peacock quilt I hope to get to someday.

sandra said...

These are my favorite colors and you put them together so beautifully.