Monday, May 16, 2011

Blogger's Spring Festival




Having been out of touch for a while, I just discovered this festival in progress, so here's a quick post.


Unintended Consequences
37 x 35
Machine pieced, machine applique, machine quilted

This an oldie.  I made it in 2005 or 2006. When I heard that environmental activists in California had put bumper stickers with this slogan on SUV's, the design for the quilt popped into my head.  It was fun to make; creating the design and planning the fabrics and measurements to make it all fit together kept it interesting, and I was happy with it when it was finished.  I'd do things differently if I did it again, but that's not surprising.  The part that usually gets the most comment is the button wheels on the SUV's.  Ironically, I hated those wheels after I put them on, thinking they look kindergartenish, but left them on because I didn't have an alternative.  You never know.  The quilt won Honorable Mention at the IHQS, and was accepted for show at Road to California.  

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17 comments:

Deonn@QuiltscapesQuilting.com said...

Love the vision of this quilt! Love your storm at sea blocks and the sun especially - I know this has a deeper story, and I'd love to hear it! Beautiful!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Such a great quilt, Kay!

Lonci said...

This quilt is fantastic:)

Nellie's Needles said...

Thanks. It's fun to revisit this piece even though the message of it is distressing.

Now I'm off to browse through the Festival exhibition.

Frances Arnold said...

Great quilt Kay. I love the background piecing!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I love those storm at sea blocks in assorted blues. Cute quilt.

Libby Fife said...

My goodness! You should show your older stuff more often. I had no idea but now I see where your elephant piece may have come from. This one is a lot of fun and those storm at sea blocks could not have been easy to make happen.

Libby Fife said...

I forgot to add that this is very, very clever.

Debra Spincic said...

I was going to say what Libby said--that I find this piece and your elephants piece to be in the same genre. Both are quite good! Maybe some more??

mb. said...

wonderful

jenclair said...

:) A favorite!

McIrish Annie said...

What a great quilt! I love the "green" cars. sadly we are still in this same situation!

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt.

Barbara C said...

What a wonderful quilt. Thanks for showing it.

Quiltbenaco said...

Che trapunta simpatica!
Ciao

BJ said...

Great quilt!

PeggyinNO said...

What a great original quilt!! I love it! So glad I stopped by your blog to see this. I hope it goes Lots of places!!!