Monday, August 1, 2016

Blue Jeans and Moonbeams

By now most of you know I can be a cheeky pixie and quite often my quilts have a sneaky twist of some sort. Well, my Happy Memories quilt from the last post does indeed have a surprise for you. 

It's actually the backing...

For my Blue Jeans and Moonbeams quilt

I think of this quilt as a mix of Happy as A Clam ...

and my Colour Undercover quilt.


Blue Jeans and Moonbeams was my entry in the Modern Category of the 2016 Sydney Show.

I wrote in my quilt description: "Sometimes you have to follow an idea no matter how odd it seems. Recycled denim scallops intermingled with fun fabrics, overlapping and cascading."

Yes I know this is not your usual quilt. It would be too heavy and flippy floppy for a bed quilt but it makes an eye catching wall hanging hanging with either the denim scallops or the happy memories side at the front.

But there's another side to this quilt, 
a wild side that likes to dance.
Upside down, sideways and all around,
revealing different colours and fabrics.








You can see what a fun and playful quilt this is, 
even if it is a bit odd. 


PS. Thank you to Mr Daisy for braving a cold winters day to help me take photos. What a gem!!

34 comments:

Catherine said...

Front and back, both are marvellous - really one of a kind!

Karen S said...

I do enjoy seeing how you play with your designs. And i love the way you make both sides of your quilts so interesting. This one is a lot of fun.

Linda said...

Love the quilt front, love the quilt back and love the photos of you dancing! Way to go!

I am said...

Hi Rachael ,wow I love these pics,your quilts are so colourful and so much fun

Barb said...

what a fun quilt and a fun photo shoot. You really get the feel of the flapping shells in the photos.
Whew! I wish we had a little chilly weather here :)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love that happy, scrappy backing! It's so fun to see your wonderful quilt in "action"!

Nifty Quilts said...

It's a THREE sided quilt!! What fun to see it--and you--enjoying a cold winter's day. It's great to see the scale of this quilt, much bigger than I'd thought! All delightful and original. Bravo!!

CecileD said...

Your quilt is dancing and flying ! Whoohoo !
Thank you for the fun pics of you ! Lovely post Rachael !

Havplenty said...

Very unique and colorful. What a delightfully fun and creative project. Definitely a special creative mind you have.

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Quilting Dee said...

A surprise indeed!! Such fun. Thanks Mr Daisy for delightful photos. You have managed to put sooo many colours into that quilt! Wow.........STUNNING!!

liniecat said...

I'd have that on my bed or settee anywhen at all!
It would like laying beneath the magical scales of a beautiful textile mystical creature lol
Perfect!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh I love life's little surprises! I think the back of a quilt deserves as much attention as the front. After all we are not all one sided (I hope). This is not only a fantastic quilt, but it would make a wonderful bird costume if worn as a cape!

Mystic Quilter said...

I couldn't quite believe what I was reading - that this was the back pot a quilt!! I love Blue Jeans and Moonbeams, what a wonderful name and idea for this beauty. Love the photos!

Helen L said...

What a fun and ingenious quilt!! So full of surprises!! I love how the denim scallops set off the beautiful fabrics (I really love the bird print!) Are you ever going to hang it upside down so you can enjoy the backs of the scallops? :-) And you are the cutest!!! Seeing how much fun you had trying to show us the other side of your quilt put a smile on my face! :-) No wonder your Mr.Daisy fell in love with you: I can see from your pictures that you have such a fun personality. I'm sure you keep life bright and happy for him! Have a wonderful week and stay warm down there, and we'll try and stay cool up here! :-D Hugs, H

Annemieke said...

Wonderful!!! The whole post!!! I enjoyed it so much. The surprises in the quilts are great. And your last photos while you are in action gave a big smile on my face too.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Annemieke said...

Wonderful!!! The whole post!!! I enjoyed it so much. The surprises in the quilts are great. And your last photos while you are in action gave a big smile on my face too.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Patchwork and Play said...

A happy, dancing girl with her happy, dancing quilt! Your joy and love of life come out in everything you do Rachael- your smile, your quilts and even your blogposts! A happy way to start a working day in cold and wet Melbourne!

Deb R said...

Tis just gorgeous!!

Shasta Matova said...

That is a gorgeous quilt back, and what a wonderful front of the quilt. And the model really showcases how much fun this quilt is.

Kyle said...

You are a delightful pixie full of surprises whirling and twirling. I thought you were going to show a pic of Mr Daisy's jeans with a clam shape out out of it.

O'Quilts said...

Sooo which is more darling...You..or the quilt...OMG..just cannot decide..( I really did decide...You win!!!)

Susan C. said...

Come with me and we will dance the fandango! Again you elevate your "quilts" into Art......yes that's art with a capital ARRRRrrrrrrr.
I always have to laugh when I hear that expression...."what a gem" to which my witty reply is " why yes, should have been dug up years ago"
Your fabric play is exquisite and there is a photo there that makes you look like a bird spreading those wonderful wings. Keep flying high little pixie.

Sandi said...

Lovely quilt and great photos! Now. What temperature was your cold winter's day?

You look cute in your hat and scarf, love your coat.

Diane said...

Fun quilt and fun photos! I do like how the scallops dance, and you've got some pretty good moves too. LOL
Thanks for sharing the fun!

Béa said...

Amazing quilt, amazing girl !XXX

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh yes you are the cheeky pixie lol with that quilt! It is very beautiful and I love how you have so much fun with it!

pandchintz said...

That is cheeky - but what fun!! Love it. Ditto the thanks to Mr Daisy.

Terry said...

Glad to see the delight in quilting is still with you. I remember a quilt back of yours that caught my attention and started our friendship. . Both sides of this are lovely and happy and fun. I 'm wondering where it might live? Great photo shoot.

Melissa P said...

This is a perfect example of following an idea! Not all quilts are bed quilts, something that gets lost in the process all too often. This would make a perfect quilt for a small child--so much to discover and to enjoy. It certainly speaks of the childlike quality so important to creating. Great job!!

Radka said...

You always think of something different; great!
xx

Cindy Maki said...

Well Rachael, you got me with this one. That is the craziest quilt I have ever seen. I sure do love it though. I can picture a baby laying on this one playing with all the sensory flaps. What fun!

smazoochie said...

You are a cheeky pixie!
xxx

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Amazing quilt! and wonderful wintery photos!

Chris said...

This is quiltastic! I love everything about it!!!

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