Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

In The Boon Docks Welcome Everyone
to the May 2014
Blogger's Festival

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.

Russian Stars
Quilt Stats
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
Website: Groovity

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!

Return to the festival at Bloggers Quilt Festival Small Quilts

Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. WoW!!!!! That is one super, awesome, brilliant quilt & I'm sure it will be a treasure for Zoey as she reaches into adulthood!

  2. This is an amazing quilt. Perfect.

  3. LOL, I love the very last line, I have a handcrafted seam ripper, did you need it a lot for this project? Just kidding I know you are giving one away and I would really love to buy one, I just can't afford it at this time, even with the discount given, maybe next month.

  4. I just had to go over and buy some Boho in Aubergine to add to my purple fabric collection. It looks like it will go great with some of my Anna Maria Horner fabric.

  5. Great quilt. Love your fabrics.

  6. I am always blown away by quilters, you guys have such a talent - and everything needs to be absolutely perfect. Stunning. Just stunning.

  7. Lovely work - and a great way to show off those fabrics!

  8. This quilt is erally beautiful: I love the fact that you worte the name in the center, and I really like the intricate stars in the blocks.

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  10. Thanks so much, Lisa, for using my fabrics. I'm thrilled at how it looks! Good luck at the Festival!


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