Friday, May 28, 2010

Spring Quilt Festival


 Indiana Roadside
48 x 48


Amy is having the Spring Quilt Festival, which I almost missed.  Here's my entry, made about five years ago.  I love Queen Anne's Lace and the way it looks blooming wild along the roadside.  (I'm not a groomed-and-manicured-lawn kind of girl.)  For a long time I wanted to put it into a quilt, but it's a very hard flower to reproduce effectively.  Finally I decided to just use blocks of greens, tans, and white, arranged to imitate the color placement in a photograph I'd taken, and using a block that would give an effect of light and shadow filtering through the foliage.  Here's the result.  I still like this quilt after all this time, which is a rare thing for me.   It's the North Wind block, set so that there are alternating squares of light and dark.  I love that block too.

Take some time to look at all the other wonderful quilts on display.

14 comments:

Beverly said...

That block is one of the few traditional ones that still grabs me- it just vibrates, and yours is no exception. Thanks for sharing it!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Lovely quilt!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

very pretty, Kay! I love the block but have a hard time reconciling myself to all those triangles...

Zlaty said...

Very pretty quilt! You did an amazing job! I love the use of color!

Happy sewing!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This just sparkles. It would be one that I would love for years as well.
Green is my favorite color!

Mary-Kay said...

If you squint, it looks like Queen Anne's Lace and use your imagination. It reminds me of when a photo is pixalated to block the facial features. Sort of. Anyway, it's a very beautiful quilt. You did a great job.

Sarah said...

very pretty; green is my favorite color :)

Chris said...

Stunning. I love the movement in the design.

Rian said...

Interesting! I made a quilt almost identical to yours a few years ago. It is still one of my favorites. At the time it was way beyond my skill level and I was very proud of my accomplishment. It's a great quilt! Bravo! Oh, and I might add--you have great taste. ;-)

Lonci said...

I love the color that you used:)

jenclair said...

It really DOES vibrate! Great job, no wonder you still love it!

janet said...

I am so into greens, that is just beautiful.

Eileen said...

lovely quilt. i too love queen anne's lace--we live in the country and it grows on a road near us--in the barrow pits beyond the orchards. thanks for sharing and wonderful you've designed such a beautiful layout.

*karendianne. said...

Kay, I never cease to be amazed by your ability to take your creative ideas and express them thru fabric. I have no idea how you made this happen but I know that you did and you have this talent. It's amazing!