Oct 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2009

Here is my free-pieced medallion quilt. The triangles are not even, they're free-pieced. I had no plan for this quilt, I just improvised as I made one border after another. The quilt was tied, not quilted. I must say a "Thank you" to Gwen Marston, as it is her wonderful books that inspired me. I did go off on my own tangent though and designed this quilt myself, so don't blame her for that, please. In her book "Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again" she encourages sometimes tying quilts, instead of quilting. And it gives quilts an old-fashioned look, I think. I did give details about how I tie a quilt in previous posts. Now this quilt is draped over the back of my sofa, to be handy on cool evenings.

32 comments:

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

kwiltmakr said...

Very nice. I like your color choices.

Carol said...

Love it. I'm somewhat of a minimalist when it comes to surface quilting so I for one have no problem seeing a tied quilt.

Mrs Moen said...

What a wonderful, happy quilt; I'm sure you had fun creating it! I agree, sometimes tying is just the right way of finishing a piece.
I also love the books by Gwen & Freddy.

AnnieO said...

Bright and fun and handy for a nap, sounds like a perfect quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Notjustnat said...

It's beautiful and colorful - enjoy the festival - Nat

Libby said...

I love this. Gives me lots of ideas!!

Anne said...

I'm going to have to get some of her books if it will help get results like your quilt! I love it!

I also love your blue jean quilt down below.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Piecefulafternoon said...

The quilt is quite stunning.

t said...

Great colors! What a coincidence - our quilt history study group just had a talk on medallion quilts. And you are right on the money saying you had no plan...typically these quilts would just evolve row by row. Nice job and I also agree with you about tied quilts. We sleep under a very large tied quilt during our cold winters.

Laura said...

I love the rich colors, it must be very relaxing that free piecing technique isn't it? I've never tried it.

Dotti said...

While I hand quilt & machine quilt, one of my favorite quilts is a tied quilt. I used 2 of the highest loft batts and this one is sooooooo cozy! Love your quilt! And thanks for commenting on mine

Lizzy said...

It's such a bright, fun quilt! I've never tied a quilt myself (I'm quite new at this) but the ones that I've seen tied do give the quilt an "antique-y" feeling. Thanks for sharing this great quilt!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is just wonderful...colorful and delightful! Fantastic entry to the show!

Carol said...

Love the colors - looks comfy.

Carol

Magpie Sue said...

Well I've been so out of it that I didn't know there was another Blogger's Quilt Festival happening! This is a great quilt. My daughter actually prefers tied quilts to quilted ones. Could be because that's what she grew up with ;- )

Miri said...

Roz, I love this wonky star medallion quilt!

Diane J. Evans said...

Love the colors, Roz -- this will be great to cuddle under!

Diane

Sara said...

Love it! Oh, I really do! It is too cute...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm loving getting to show off my quilt and seeing so many others

Gretchen said...

Lovely quilt!! The fabric choices are great!!! I've never tied a quilt but I have 2 wool quilts in the works that may be candidates for tying.

Julia said...

it's gorgeous Roz!
I love medallion quilts..
Julia ♥

Rafael's Mum said...

What a lovely quilt! So cheerful and colourful. Really lovely. Thanks for coming by my blog and your nice comment. much appreciated!

Marianne said...

So beautiful! I did a doll quilt for a swap I was in using free-pieced triangles and it was so much fun. Love the yellow in the center.

Frogdancer said...

Ooo... triangles are scary... You're braver than I am!

Lonci said...

Beautiful.I love this:)

jovaliquilts said...

Roz, it's absolutely wonderful! It may be my favorite of all the quilts you've shown. Looks terrific!

kameleonquilt said...

What a fun and happy looking quilt!

MARIKA said...

Very kind beautiful quilt

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Robin said...

It is lovely! I love its scrappy, bright look. I can only imagine how snuggly it must be. :) Thanks for sharing!

quiltmom said...

Roz,
What a fun quilt- don't you love Freddie and Gwen- I have both of their books and love to look at them when I need inspiration.
I hope you enjoyed the show- there was so many beautiful quilts to view- I am still working my way through them.
Regards,
Anna

Rene' said...

So cool that you made this without a pattern. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.