Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Modern Mini

Hi and welcome if you are visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival! 
Around about then, a Modern Mini contest was just starting, so I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to try to use this design to make a mini quilt. I firstly drew up the design on paper, and once I had it basically worked out, selected 9-10 fabrics in the four colour gradients that I used. 
I started with a few small hourglass blocks in the centre and then used mainly triangles after that to form the pattern. The blocks came out at 11 inches each, and I added a thin cream border so the whole quilt finishes at 26 inches wide.
For the quilting, I decided to do dense quilting with lines about 1/4 of an inch apart, in variegated threads to match the colours in each block.
I used a solid black for the backing and binding and it really shows quilting with the coloured threads well.
A few stats:
Size - 26" x 26"
Fabric - solids comprising of cotton (Kona, Prima, Bella) linen, and organic cotton.
Design - original design credit to Frank De Backer
Quilting - machine quilted by me, with dense organic quilting spiralling in a square from the centre of each coloured block.
Category Art quilt, wall hanging or home machine quilted 
(I am using it as a wall hanging though so that may be the best category)
Thanks so much for visiting and please go along to Amy's blog and have a look here at the amazing quilts that are in the Blogger's quilt Festival - there is always so much inspiration on show!
Amy's Creative Side
Kirsten.

24 comments:

  1. oh it's good to see this again! SO creative and I love the dense quilting!

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  2. This is such an original idea Kirsten! I love this mini!

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  3. Fantastic Kirsten. It's fun to see so many previous project again - they're the real keepers!!

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  4. I love this little quilt, it is so nice to see it again!

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  5. Very cool! Love the colors and inspiration cover.

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  6. Yay! I love this mini. Have from when you very first showed it. Brilliant!!!

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  7. It is great to see this one again. I love Goyte and I love your mini!

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  8. Very cool mini, great interpretation of the CD cover!

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  9. Wow! That is very very cool! Love the quilting.
    Carol

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  10. When I saw the cover of the album, "quilt" is exactly what I thought...! Wonderful translation from inspiration to fabric. Gorgeous - and your tiny quilting!

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  11. I thought the same when I saw the album cover, It's great that you made it. And so beautifully too. The quilting is really fabulous, I love the effect on the back. Now I've got that cool Goyte song in my head.

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  12. That is such a cool quilt Kirsten! That is such a great design - and the back looks really neat with all the different color threads.

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  13. Amazing!! I had the same thought when I first saw this music art! Very well done!

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  14. This is awesome!! When I saw the cover, I wondered the very same thing. I'm so glad to see it translated into a quilt!

    Jennifer :)

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  15. That is the coolest mini I've seen!!!!
    #76

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  16. I always wondered if that album cover was really a quilt.. you did a great job with you quilt!! Even my husband recognized that quilt!!

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  17. So nice to see it again. I love this design and I love the way you translated it into a quilt.

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  18. Very very cool!
    I especially love the heavy quilting and that you shared the original, too!

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