If you told me a year ago I would be blogging, I wouldn't have believed you.
If you told me 6 months ago I would be entering one of my quilts into the Blogger's Quilt Festival......
well, I would have probably laughed in your face......or at least LOL'd you via social media devices!
But, alas, here I am sharing the big news that I am going to enter my latest quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival courtesy of Amy's Creative Side. I admit, I have followed this particular event and oohed and ahhhhhed over the wonderful works of art various quilt bloggers have posted over the past few years. Hopefully this year, some of you will be oohing and ahhing over my work? Please feel free to come back, visit, and comment again and again!
I recently was asked by my new found friend, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, to participate in a quilt swap betwixt each other. There were no specific rules other than the quilt needed to be 12x12 inches. Any technique, any color, any style of quilt, and any type of quilting. WOW! That's dangerous to give me that much leeway!
I wanted the quilt to embody the following for her:
- I wanted to try something new.
- I wanted to incorporate her "made fabric" technique that she inspired me to learn.
- I wanted to make a quilt that had humor in it.
- I wanted it to be thought provoking, and have various meanings. (i.e title, composition, literal meaning, implied meaning)
- I wanted it to represent some of the work I do with Quilts Of Valor and other donation quilts to veterans.
So, without further adieu,
I present to you.................
"She's Puttin' On Her Big Girl Panties"
Quilt measures 12"x12"
Techniques used: made fabric, fusible applique, straight line quilting
Quilted by: Your's truly!
Blogger's Quilt Festival Category: Art Quilt
Here's a little peek at the process:
I selected this image and drew a 12"x12" square in which to narrow down my design.
I drew out various design plans.
I made pattern pieces of the layout, and began "making" fabric to fit the specific pattern pieces.
"In her satin tights, fighting for our rights, and the old red, white, and blue!!!!!!"
After the top was made, I made a decision to piece the back as well.
Foodie alert! Quilt sandwich!!!!!!
After appliqueing Wonder Woman's torso, I used my applique foot as a guide to sew straight line quilting throughout the various portions of the quilt.
Straight line quilting can provide a great effect and is easy enough for a beginning quilter to do!
And, the signature!
I hope you enjoyed my process and more so, my entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival? I truly enjoyed the process of making this art quilt, and am thrilled with the results. Perhaps I inspired YOU to make an art quilt of your very own? Thanks for visiting, and make sure to visit ALL of the eye candy featured in the Blogger's Quilt Festival !
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter