Friday, May 17, 2013

Dollop of Cream - Bloggers Quilt Festival





Hi There!!
3 Cheers for the Bloggers Quilt Festival and to Amy's Creative Side for doing a wonderful job of hosting such a great event! And thankyou to You for stopping by to have a look at my quilt!


Dollop Of Cream started when I noticed I had a growing collection of fun cream and beige fabrics in my stash. 

Around that time I did a class with Chris Jurd in which we made the Ferris Wheel circles - a perfect excuse to play with those fun neutrals, and a good change from the brights that I usually work with.

I made a patchy background but was careful with my placements so the circles wouldn't cover up favourite prints.


On the left hand side we have a couple dancing..


Above and to the right there is a cupid keeping an eye on them.


A fun repro flour sack...

And doilies- big, small and even a rectangle one.

I then decided it needed a bird..


and another bird.

And a heart in a hand... I tried to make the hand's edges look as though it had be torn out of a newspaper, and the heart has pictures of paper boats - a symbol of hop if ever there was one. 


So finally the top was finished and the quilting began. I hand quilted with lots of perle thread and just followed the lines of the quilt, making it up as I went along.



I even started sewing crosses, just for fun...






So that's my Dollop of Cream quilt. I hope you liked it.

I have another quilt in the festival -  it's a bit brighter than this quilt - pop over and have a look at 

Ps, I usually like to respond to comments but its going to be a busy week trying to see as many fabulous Festival quilts as possible so I'll thank you now for taking the time to read about my quilts. If you leave me a comment I'll pop over and visit your blog and leave you a comment in return. :)



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68 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the 'happy-go-lucky' nature of your quilting! You obviously had a great deal of fun with this one!

Chris said...

Thanks for the plug and good luck with the voting!

jednoiglec said...

So pretty! I love the variety of additions - well done:)

Terry said...

It's as beautiful with your story as it was in person. Love the quirky bravery.

Kathie said...

you know how much I LOVE this quilt!
Kathie

Julierose said...

Oh I do like your Dollop of Cream quilt a lot! So many fun things to catch your eye! Super work...Julierose

Karen said...

I love seeing this quilt with all your wonderful work. Very different to the other one in the festival!!

Mary said...

I have been waiting to see this quilt! LOVE!!!! It is so well executed Rachael. Simple and yet so detailed. Love the flour sack print and I adore the Shaker Heart and Hand! Thank you so much for sharing it....AMAZING!

Melissa P said...

Fabulous!! I love what happened when you set aside the brights and played with the cream and neutrals. Magic!!

Quilting Babcia said...

How cute and so imaginative! Love it!

Vickie said...

Rachael, this has to be my favorite quilt in the world. It has a personality all it's own....one word that pops in my head is fearless, perhaps that describes you as well. It has so many unexpected things to discover. I hope this sweet thing opens lots of new doors for you. P.S. If you ever get tired of it, you know where I live ! LOL

Deborah said...

I just adore this quilt!! It has so many inspiring and personal touches.

audrey said...

I have so wanted to see this quilt. You've been teasing us with little glimpses of it forever and I have to say that it is AMAZING! I seriously love, love, love this quilt with all the wonderful shades of cream mixed with such personality and care. Your fabric choices are truly inspired and the little birds, hand etc.? So very sweet. Okay, that's enough for now, but wow! I am just truly blown away and think this is one of the best quilts I've seen in quite awhile.

CitricSugar said...

This is very interesting and I can't quite find the word to describe it... The texture you got out of the neutrals is amazing. Beautiful work!!

Kelly said...

Love everything about this quilt!

Katy Cameron said...

I love this, the birds and the heart on the hand are perfect little highlights on it

Shakey Stitches said...

I just love that quilt so much. A quilt in creams is on my to do list. When I finish a few more things on my wip list. I love the birds.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is such a fun quilt. I love how you quilted it "making it up as you went"! so brave. All the little things you added made this a quilt to be cherished!

O'Quilts said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

regan said...

I simply adore this quilt, Rachael! It is lovely in every way! And your sweet little touches make is wonderful! You know, I just looked through your 'My Quilts' menu, and I'm astounded by how many fantastic quilts you've made! And I can't believe you finished your first one in 2009! I've said it before.....Holy Cow! That's truly amazing! You are so talented, and your collection of fun, wild, fantastic, colorful and just totally-happy quilts is quite a testament to that talent! Well done!

Every Stitch said...

I saw it at the Springwood show and had to keep going back to look again - so much detail. I love it! It is an original in the best way!

SaraVictorious said...

This is so cool! I love the soul of this quilt, and all the little treasures to discover... and the variety of your hand quilting is great - I'd love to see more!

Anita said...

Love your quilt with all the special details :)

Lurline said...

Both quilts are mesmerising - could spend hours just looking!
Hugs - Lurline!

SIMPLESEW said...

Great Low Vol Quilt.. Where do you sign up to receive your notices by Email?

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a lovely unique quilt

Shay said...

Of all the quilts I've seen you make this one is definitely a favourite of mine.

Charlotte said...

I love how complex it is even though the tones are so similar. The hand quilting is perfect!

Janet said...

I'm such a big fan of your quilts and I adore this one so much!

nerospost said...

Hi! Your art quilt is amazing and beautiful! It's not only quilt but a painting and a story! I use lots of colours but I have started to collect naturals for 'something'. Thank you for inspiration! Teje

Karen said...

You have done an awesome job with your creams. So much texture with your fabrics choices and your quilting.

needleandspindle said...

I grew up with a fear of beige. To me it meant the suburbs and suburban houses (which of course was where I lived). I think this quilt may have healed something deep inside! It is exciting and whimsical, expressive and joyful, everything I feared beige was not.

smazoochie said...

It is a beauty, RD!
So different form your usual quilts, and yet not so different at all. It's a Riot of Quiet!

Pam said...

love love love your dollop of cream....so involved and so subtle at the same time...so inspired by this xo

factotum-of-arts.com said...

Wow, this is a wonderful quilt. I love all the various textures and the low volume colors of the quilt. Great job!!!

Amy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love it! Which category did you enter it in? I must have missed it. Thanks for commenting on mine. :)

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful and I really love all of the detail! :)

QuiltCandy said...

Such a beautiful, creative quilt. I love your hand quilting, it is perfect.

Heather P said...

I love this -- very pretty!

Jessamie said...

Beautiful, I love all the little touches and highlights of images within this quilt and your hand quilting is so much fun!

Sasha said...

You finished!!! Your Dollop of Cream quilt is beautiful. I love each and every detail. Your hand stitching is so perfect. I really like the fact that you used different stitches!!

Barb said...

Oh I adore this quilt! It is so creative and special. Thanks for sharing the details with us here.
Hooray for you and your entry!!!

Marg said...

This is even better than I thought it would be. Love this one, the fun stitching, the lovely fabrics , it's all beautiful.

erin zinobile said...

fun!

ANudge said...

What a creative and wonderful quilt!

Ruth said...

What a wonderful and unique quilt! I love it when someone gets an idea and just does it - like adding the birds, etc. How fun!

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissimo, come sempre"
Ciao

textisle said...

Great design on both quilts and starting with such a terrific collection of fabrics which not everyone would think to have in their stash to start with!

Sharon said...

I love your low volume quilt! You've got so many fun elements in there - the doilies, the prints, the birds, etc. And your quilting adds a whole lot more interest and fun to the quilt as well. I can tell you had fun with this one! Great job!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Rachael how gorgeous is your quilt....loving the crosses, the beiges.... The whole lot!!!

Aoife said...

Oh, this quilt is a lot of fun! It reminds me of parasols on a hot day. I love how it has so much life but it's all shades of cream - so clever of you!

Deborah said...

such an unusual quilt - it is amazing :-)

SIMPLESEW said...

I just love its beauty and vintage style

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

This is such a special quilt -- it's so gorgeous and inspiring! Good luck to you in the festival!!

Ginny said...

Love all your handstitching and all the great placement of fabrics - amazing how neutrals can be sooo interesting! Beautiful!

quirky granola girl said...

you used some really special fabrics in this quilt! and i love your hand quilting choices. but i'm dying to know how you quilted the crosses. did you travel with the thread in between the quilt layers? or did you stop and start the thread for each x?

Quilter Kathy said...

So creative in every way! Love the intuitive nature of your quilting!

M-R Charbonneau said...

It's fabulous!

Jennie said...

Absolutely beautiful - I love how fluid your design process was!

Cindy said...

I really love this quilt. I love that there is so much to look at and I kept wishing I could see it in person so I could take it all in. Also love that you hand quilted!!!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

SO beautiful!

Janine C said...

I love your dollop of cream quilt and I especially love the hand quilting - well done. The birds were a great touch, would not have been as good without them. You are one creative lady and I don't know where you find the time do let it all out.

cat in tassie said...

Love your quilt - it has character! Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

What a fun quilt! I love all the little details, and the quilting is so fun.

Cardygirl said...

What a beautiful creation...love all your little touches and what a fabulous way to work with neutrals!

Poppyprint said...

I really love this quilt and all of the special touches in the finishing, especially the hand stitching you did. Well done!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Rachael. You managed to make all those neutral blah colors come alive. Love the design, too. Beautiful quilt!
best, nadia

roccagal said...

oh my lord-this quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gasp-I cannot breathe! <3 <3
colors,stitching,liberated,lovely!

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