My Entry To This Year’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side is returning to basics this year with her Blogger’s Quilt Festival – no voting, with prizes awarded by random number. I love the idea of sharing quilts that might not otherwise be seen, and the excitement of seeing quilts that are new to me.

I decided to enter “A Grand Day Out,” which features my girls. I know they’re eager to explore the world, so I’ll help them begin online.

I drew the girls from a photo of a crowd of young women, and decided to have them enjoy the waves, even though they’re not dressed for swimming. Of course the flotilla of hot air balloons capped their wonderful day out.

Technical details:

-the girls were constructed like paper dolls using fusible interfacing

-the waves are hand dyed and painted cheesecloth

-the balloons are made of fused cotton and silk fabric

-the background was constructed and quilted before I added the applique

-details were highlighted with Fabrico markers

-size is 24 by 36 inches.

My favorite part: the girls’ hats.

22 Comments

Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects

22 responses to “My Entry To This Year’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. It’s gorgeous and yes, the world needs more hats.

  2. Ann Douglas

    Beautiful love the hats and the dresses well done

  3. This entry is fantastic! I love the hats too! But I also love the idea we don’t see the faces so we can only guess what they’re thinking.

  4. Love, love, LOVE this quilt!! My favorite part(s) are the dresses. I’m impressed that you changed up the image from the original photograph. I’ve never attempted that.

  5. This is beautiful. How fun! I love the hats and the balloons. Made me smile. 🙂

  6. Fabulous piece, I love both the hats and the dresses.

  7. Yes, it HAD to be the girls! I smile every time I see it!

  8. This is a delightful piece. i love all the different techniques you used to create each effect!

  9. Bea Chester

    Beautiful quilt! Awesome construction.

  10. It is a fun piece and the use of painted cheesecloth for the waves in genius and well executed.

  11. It is a lovely day out. GDPs (Girls’ Day Out) are such fun.

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