In The Boon Docks Welcome Everyone
to the May 2014
It's time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is an online event hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side once in the fall and once in the spring. It's a lot of fun to see the beautiful quilts that fellow bloggers choose to feature. I love visiting as many of the blogs as possible to get a feel for quilting trends and styles. I appreciate all the hard work Amy puts in to do this for the Bloggers.
I hope you enjoy my entry this year "Russian Stars". My inspiration for this quilt came while watching the Olympics this Winter I was impressed and inspired by the opening show with every color imaginable whirling around and flying through the air.
I was ecstatic when April Cobb, Owner of Modern Yardage, chose
Mary Tanana to be a Featured Fabric Designer for this quilt. Giving me the opportunity to choose from her Folky Dokey Collection.
Size: 53" x 53"
Fabrics: Folkey Dokey: Boho in Cobalt, Gold, Tomato and Aubergine
Buttons in Sea, Ocean, Lime, and Earth
White - provided by Modern Yardage
Binding: Scraps of Kona Solids
Binding Thread: Aurifil Mako 50 wt. 2430
Piecing Thread: 50 wt. 2021
Pieced by: Elizabeth Johnson (that's me)
Quilted by: Irene Hensley
April Cobb, Owner of Modern Yardage
Modern Yardage is an online company offering quality, affordable fabrics that are unique (digital printing) and designer quality. Modern Yardage uses environmentally friendly inks. All their fabric is printed in the USA. Customers choose design, size and scale of the fabric and it is printed upon purchase. Giving the consumer the ability to mix and match scales, choose colors and come up with something truly bold and beautiful on their own! Modern Yardage was voted on by Martha Stewart for an American Made 2013 Audience Choice Finalist, winning the Technology category!
Fabric Designer Mary Tanana
Mary’s style is defined by very intricate pattern work. She loves to sketch in a variety of mediums, and often refers to her many sketchbooks, both old and new, for inspiration. She is fascinated with henna designs from India, folk art from the Ukraine, Russia and Poland, and loves Zentangle art. She has traveled extensively, and takes a lot of photographs wherever she goes. Mary tries to translate textures that she sees in landscapes, nature, and architecture into something fresh, eye-catching, and colorful. Mary is also an avid gardener and collector of orchids. She loves looking at flowers and plants, and the variety of textures and colors that come from them.
Mother Nature is always an inspiration to her.
You can find Mary's fabric at Modern Yardage available for sale here
After completing this quilt I contacted Mary for her opinion:
"I love it! I love the white background, it makes everything pop.
It's so exciting to see what people make with my designs!
It never ceases to amaze me".
Her comments made me feel absolutely fabulous!
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