Friday, April 17, 2009

Join Me Today


Since most of us can't go to Quilt Market, Park City Girl is sponsoring a Bloggers Quilt Festival today. We're supposed to post a photo of a favorite completed quilt project and the story that goes with it...





So here is mine... it's one that I recently blogged about...


This is a quilt I made in 2006, just in time for my guild's September exhibit. The pattern is "Shakespeare in the Park" by Judy Martin. I call mine "Trails to the Stars".

The entire top and binding are made from scraps of previous projects. It was one of the first quilts that I quilted on my HQ16 mid-arm machine. I just did an overall meander using Rainbows thread by Superior.

This quilt is special to me not only because I love how it turned out, but also because it has been displayed in 3 larger exhibits. First at the Quilt Fest of NJ in March 2007, then the June 2007 NQA show in Columbus, OH and finally at the Quilters' Heritage Celebration show in Lancaster, PA in spring 2008. It now hangs on the balcony from the second floor of my house overlooking our living/dining area.
Be sure to visit all the other bloggers who are signed up for today's bloggers' quilt festival. Just click on the picture at the beginning of this post (I hope it works...).
Enjoy,

59 comments:

Andi said...

A very beautiful quilt!!
I'm loving how this festival is introducing me to so many wonderful new blogs.
I LOVE your banner / header thingy.
Andi :-)

Diane said...

Beautiful Shakesphere in the Park with scraps. I'm impressed. You do beautiful work.
Diane

Bunny said...

Beautiful! I love scrap quilts.

rachel griffith said...

stunning!!!

Nadine said...

I love your quilt! I hope you got to visit it when it was hanging in one of the shows! Isn't that a wonderful feeling?

amylouwho said...

I Love how curved this looks from a distance. It's very striking!

Anina said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on having it get so much recognition.

Heather said...

lovely to see your quilt. My mother is also piecing a version of this pattern. I love the patterns by Judy Martin. Such imagination.

StegArt said...

A very beautiful quilt!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Amazing quilt! I love all the movement in it - and the milestones created in your quilting career :) Congrats on your success!

Doris said...

Beautiful, Anya! Thanks for sharing it!

Tami said...

Beautiful colors and fabrics!

Paloma said...

I love this your quilt!! I made a block with this design in my sampler and I found it quite difficult...This block is also feature in the children's book "the quilmaker's gift" and there it is called 'snail trail'.

Janet Brady said...

I don't get the connection of Shakespeare and Snail's Tail but I love the quilt. I live in NJ and never miss the State show. I think I remember seeing your quilt there. I also liked the quilt made out of strips posted before this one. I might try this with my scraps and my favorite color blue. Thanks for sharing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Anya, I'm glad you picked "Trails to the Starts" as you favorite for the festival. And I don't mind at all seeing it again, it is just beautiful.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Super eye catching. I think I have that pattern marked as a to do someday. Ill have to get on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dionne said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your distance picture is really stunning!
Cheers,
Dionne

Zonnah said...

It is so pretty! You did such a good!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Anya, I love Judy Martins pattern. Your quilt turned out beautifully.

Melody said...

I love how you made the scraps all work together to make such a beautiful quilt. Love the binding too!

em's scrapbag said...

Scrap quilts are my favorite. Yours is beautiful indeed.

Maggie said...

I've never seen that setting before and I've seen many of Judy Martin's quilts. You really have to step back from it to see what is really going on.

Jan said...

This is outstanding.

Kim said...

This is so beautiful! How cool that you used leftovers to create such an amazing quilt :-)

stitchinpenny said...

It is gorgeous.

Kerri said...

wow!! such a work of art!!

karenfae said...

I love that quilt, glad you put that one on.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Robin said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I love the scrappiness of it. And kudos to you for all of the recognition it has received. Thanks so much for sharing it here! :)

Natasha said...

Congratulations for having your quilt displayed so many times. I am not surprised though as it is absolutely gorgeous.

highwaycottage said...

Wow, that a beautiful quilt. You are right to be proud of that, and made from scraps too. Seriously impressed here :-)

scrappy quilter said...

Oh my word...it is stunning!! Congrats on having it displayed. I certainly can see why.

Coloradolady said...

This is a breathtaking quilt. I love the colors, such talent to be able to create such wonderful works of art.

Jennifer said...

That's a gorgeous quilt! i love all the colors

Roslyn Atwood said...

I have the pattern & I want to make a Shakespeare quilt-it's on the list. Yours is a nice interpretation from your scraps.

ivyarts said...

Such a gorgeous quilt with great colors and movements. Great work.

Quilt Rat said...

Fabulous, Love the design and especially the colour....Great Job!

Kim said...

GORGEOUS! Love all the color!

Ariane said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love scrappy quilts. This one is amazing.

quiltmom said...

Anya,
I have often looked at the Shakespeare in the Park pattern and admired it in Judy Martin's books.
Yours is a beautiful interpretation of it - I love your colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Anna

Pamela said...

Wonderful quilt - I love designs using snails trail, it has such nice movement! Wonderful use of contrast and color in this one!

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow! Really, that is all I can say, Wow!

Micki said...

I love your quilt. I am glad that I found you through the Festival of Quilts.
Micki

Mimi said...

I l-o-v-e this quilt. It gives me goosebumps, it's so beautiful.

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures and your story.

Hugs

Mandy said...

I just can't get over just how magnificent your quilt looks on the stand. What a good idea to take a distance shot like this. It certainly makes the sheer scale of the quilt quite clear.
It really is beautiful.

Susan said...

This is one of my favorite "Anya" quilts...it's definitely all you!

Sara said...

Gorgeous quilt!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

i love these colors! :) terrific job!

The Pink Ganeshji said...

Beautiful! Love the batiks!

Cathy said...

I love, love, love this! I have always wanted to make a quilt using this block design--someday--and yours is a great inspiration! I love your selvedge postcards too!

Cathy ♥

Anna said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Scrap quilts are a favorite of mine. Your quilt is wonderful! Thanks for sharing a photo of it.

Lisa D. said...

I love your version of Shakespeare in the Park, and I'm even more impressed that you made it all from scraps. Wonderful quilt!

Christa Irell said...

Beautiful work!

bimbi said...

wow, thats a very nice quilt - thanks for sharing :)

Jeannette said...

How you transformed scraps into such a unified feeling is awesome, the balance of colors is stunning... You are gifted and it is so clear how much you enjoy this art. Thank you for the lovely presentation of it too.

Serena said...

This quilt is just so beautiful...wow! Great work!!

mariamichaelsdesigns said...

A lovely quilt! So glad to have found your blog through this great Bloggers Quilt Festival. I love what you've done with selvages and can't wait to try some projects myself.

Maria

AnnieO said...

Snails trail is on my list of someday quilts. The scrappy look of yours is inspiring--its terrific! Congratulations on having it go to so many shows--and that it came home to be enjoyed everyday!

Beth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm still working through all the links from the blog quilt festival, glad I saw yours - very beautiful, colourful quilt, thanks for sharing!
Beth
Corner House Quilts