Blogger’s Quilt Festival Art Quilt Entry

I can’t believe it’s time for the 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival, an annual explosion of quilty creativity organized by Amy’s Creative Side. Many thanks to Amy Ellis for doing this again.

My entry in Art Quilts is Hazy Shade of Winter. I finished it in late 2014, inspired by the bare trees and bittersweet I saw on my regular walks along an old towpath near my home.

Hazy Shade of Winter 2I used commercial (both sides) and hand dyed fabrics. The trees were improvisationally pieced. Quilting was done with a walking foot using Aurifil thread and Sulky 12 weight thread. I quilted a tree outline with the heavier thread.

Hazy detail 1Hazy detail 2


Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects

22 responses to “Blogger’s Quilt Festival Art Quilt Entry

  1. Amazing!!! Your quilt is gorgeous!!!

  2. Such a beautiful quilt. The Sky – is a hazy shade of winter!

  3. Rebecca

    I like the results of your intentional improvisational piecing. Many time, improvisational looks quite random.

  4. Your quilt is fantastic! Love those colours – perfect winter melancholy!

  5. Oh I am glad you entered this one! This captures the the feeling of winter so beautifully. The hand-dyed fabrics are perfect. I never asked (or have forgotten), did you dye the fabrics yourself?

  6. audrey

    Beautiful work. It really has an icy, cold feeling to it. Great job!

  7. I remember this quilt–I love it (even though I don’t want to think about winter right now)!

  8. What a great idea for a beautiful art quilt! I love your design, wonderful fabrics and GREAT quilting!!!
    Greetings from Poland

  9. I really think this is lovely, evocative. The vertical segments (sashing) between blocks create continuity and line that is interrupted with the improv piecing of the blocks. It looks like your quilting has created one more tree almost as a ghost. I feel winter here. Very nice.

  10. This is a wonderful quilt. It really evokes that cold, gray winter morning walk.

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