For those who have not already met him I would like to introduce my submission into the Modern Category of the Fall Version of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, Big Blue. (And for the folks who have already seen this quilt on my blog thank you for bearing with me.) This quilt along with many of my recent makings is inspired by the clean hard lines of Modern Art. Specifically, the work of minimalist painter Alain Biltereyst and one of his tiny paintings highly influenced my big quilt.
As I made this quilt believe it or not I did not draw up a plan but instead started cutting and sewing pieces together. Crazy as it is, that is how I make up most quilts and also likely why this quilt that was meant to be a baby quilt became much larger then expected. I used Kona Cottons on the front and Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen for the back and it measures 60 by 86 inches.
The quilt was beautifully quilted by Emily Sessions of Emerson Quilting.
emerson quilting | longarm quilt design.
Please check out my quilt as well as all the beautiful quilts being featured at the Blogger’s Quilt Festival via the link below.
33 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival Modern Entry – Big Blue”
Fabulous! I love it! You have mad skills to be able to just start cutting and sewing and come up with that.
Did I mention the mad seam ripping? No? Oh, well that’s a huge part of my creating too. 😉
I’m amazed you were able to do such a large pattern without planning it out. It looks very cool, I love the dark blue and simple design. The quilting is pretty great too, very nice!
Remind me when the voting begins…assuming I can vote!! Love the contrast of linen the deep blue!!
Thanks mom 😉
Very yummy! Lol I love the color of the back too!
Isn’t that brown on the back a nice surprise? Need to make a quilt with the white, royal blue, black and brown combo.
Big Blue is a very handsome fellow. Good luck in the festival!
Thanks Yvonne! You too
It’s a fabulous quilt – love the simplicity of clear lines 🙂
Thanks Cille! I find myself attracted more and more to minimalist designs. 🙂
Interesting design. I love your colors.
I love this one!
Thanks Leanne! Good luck 🙂
Wow, that is a BIG baby quilt! *grin* I’ve found when I start making up a quilt out of my head, the size is certainly never predetermined! I think you did an awesome job on this, and I love the quilting too.
Thanks Sharon! Yes the proportions are the first thing to go when free handing it huh? I guess the big size gave me reason to keep it for myself. 🙂
Pretty cool. The quilting is lovely for sure.
Stunning! I love that we make quilts the same way. I rarely have a plan until I start cutting!
Thanks! So does that mean we are liberated or unorganized . . . In my case probably a bit of both. 😉
Interesting Design! Great Modern quilt. Love it.
Thanks so much Rebecka
Always a pleasure to see this quilt again! It stands out among the others!
Sonia, you are the bomb. Thanks sister
Love this! Can see how the painter inspired you, yet you have made your own idea. The fine white border between the blue makes the design. So effective!
Thanks Camilla, Alain is pretty inspiring for sure. I always like hearing the stories behind people’s quilts.
Really like the simplicity of this design – very effective and dare I say — cool! thanks for sharing
Wow Carrie, cool? You’ve made my day. Cheers
This quilt has soooo much impact! And Emily’s quilting is gorgeous on that quilt. I’ve had her do a few for me, and she is fabulous 🙂