Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Its time for the bloggers quilt festival hosted by the lovely Amy of Amy's Creative Side

This year I've decided to revisit my favorite quilt of last year... Stitches and Color!

This quilt has evolved from the process... I had ordered a layer cake of Malka's fabric A Stitch in Color by Moda long before it apperared in the US market...

I wanted to make something memorable from it...

For 3 days I was just staring at the bundle...

And the none day, I cut it up into strips and sewed them together in sets of 6! And then cut the strips randomly into pieced strips...

I tried to photograph them with the pieces in the air, but gave up after 50 snaps all with me looking funny and strips either all out of the photo frame or on the table!

My original plan was to piece the stacked coins randomly with white solid in between... But then I cleaned my sewing room and the table looked like this...

My fabric lay randomly near a solid red that I had obtained from the local market...

And I thought, THAT will be the perfect "neutral" for my quilt! So the top was done!

When I was done with the top, I fretted a lot over how I'd quilt it... And then I just looked at the quilt and decided on quilting it with Free Motion straight lines perpendicular to each other in alternating neutral rectangles...

Here's the finished quilt! I'm so proud of this one!

This was the first time I played with photographing my quilt too!

I also cut into the nummers fabric by ikea that I was hoarding for a while for the back...

I really love this quilt! Though I have listed it in my Etsy shop, I'm going to have a hard time giving it away...

I'm also really happy with the way the quilt evolved... I made plans, threw the mout of the windows and did something else and loved it!


There is an old bollywood song from a beautiful film (Khoobsoorat) that this quilt reminds me
"Saare niyam tod do, niyam pe chalna chod do!"
Break all the  rules and enjoy not following them!
 I'm linking up this quilt to the Bloggers Quilt Festival
Amy's Creative Side


  1. I love red as a neutral. It was the perfect pick for these bright and happy fabrics. Great quilt!

  2. What a great quilt! I love your choice of red as a background - it makes this quilt sing!

  3. Your quilt is really original and the colors are great. I LOVE the back!

  4. Oh my goodness. This is gorgeous! I love those fabrics and the red is perfect

  5. I've been watching to see how different people have used Malka's fabrics. I like how your taken them down to smaller pieces. At a distance they don't scream the designer (which I love) but COLOR!

  6. The backing is wonderful!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn

  7. This is just beautiful! Red was indeed the perfect neutral here. Beautiful work.

  8. I love this quilt! The red is so fantastic and I adore your quilting too!

  9. I love red as a neutral also. The Malka fabrics are wonderful to make bright, colourful modern designed quilts.

  10. These bold colors make me smile. I love color. Also like your backing fabric. haven't seen that one before. Nice bio, hope your thread doesn't break too often.

  11. wow--so bright and beautiful! love the design and those fabrics are great. really love it, the backing and the quilting. thanks for sharing and have a great day

  12. Serendipity, That is how red became your background neutral. What a great process and what a happy, bright quilt!


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