Friday, October 25, 2013

Show + Tell :: Midnight Glow + Quilt Show :: Blogger's Quilt Festival :: Fall 2013

October 25 2013,

Amy's Creative Side is hosting yet another Blogger's Quilt Festival. This will be my seventh time entering this festival.

Title: Midnight Glow
Dimension: 88" x 75"
Fabrics: Cotton Batik
Block: Quarter Square Triangles
Method: Machine pieced and machine quilted in the ditch
Best Category: Favorite Art Quilt


"Midnight Glow" is a sister quilt to "Falling in Love". This quilt consists mainly of grays and blacks. The original title for this quilt was "Falling Out of Love". A friend of ours was going through a divorce. This quilt was to reflect the feeling of falling out of love. The darkness and the sadness she was going through. Yet, in the middle of the quilt, the color transitions to a lighter gray. This is to symbolize that she will be able to weather through the storm. Hubby said the title "Falling Out of Love" would provoke negative feelings, thus came the title "Midnight Glow".

Below is the process of making the blocks. First came cutting the fabric into 3 inch squares.


Then stacking wrong sides together and marking the lines.


Next came chain piecing the pieces together.


After having many pieces of squares, I laid them out on the floor.


Below is the final layout.


Then I stacked up each row onto the rotary mat and cardboard and labeled the rows. I placed rulers and wood on top of them so that it would not get accidently knocked off by someone walking by.


After five months, Midnight Glow was born. This quilt is dedicated to our friend who is going through a tough time. She will persevere through this event.


Quilt & Bitch

22 comments:

Charlotte said...

wow! that is such an incredibly beautiful quilt! I love how it seems so complex and yet you used so few fabrics and just one block. Thank you for sharing!

Jayne said...

Holy Cow! This quilt is amazing! Not to mention a labor or love!

Vicki Posten said...

What an amazing quilt! It is breathtaking for sure.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh wow, I would never have the patience for something like that, but it's very effective!

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

I want to say wow - but that seems so inadequate a word. This is incredible work. It has such color and emotion. Blown away.

textisle said...

This is astonishing. It is beautiful, original, and succeeds in saying something, yet in such a simple way. To me, that's the essence of an art quilt.

mjb said...

Such a strong statement. Stunning.

Lonci said...

It's a fantastic quilt, i love this:))))

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

What a fantastic quilt. Very effective use of the triangle blocks.

Heather P said...

This is spectacular!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, wow! This is incredible! Love your use of value.

moira said...

this is such a fabulous quilt. It totally sings to me

Nilya said...

Don´t know what to say - WOW!!! Stunning!

Kris said...

Every time I come to this page I am in awe of this quilt all over again. It is sooo beautiful.

Leanne said...

This is an amazing quilt!

Little Island Quilting said...

Jaw hits floor. The hours you must have spent on this. It is incredible.

Jessamie said...

Wow absolutely amazing and definitely a feeling of hope!

Habibti at Home said...

Beautiful.

Cille said...

Holy crap... That is a lot of very small pieces. Very impressive and beautiful quilt. Congratulations on the nomination :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is an amazing, AMAZING quilt. Congratulations on the viewer's choice nomination.

sewfrench.com said...

Very, very cool.
And to lay it out like you (and I) do, it must be a pet free home, too!

Jeanne Selep said...

I found your quilt today. It's fantastic. I also like the shots you took of making the quilt. Here is my recent post on quilts...

http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2013/11/quilt-eye-candy.html