29 October 2010

quilt festival - fall 2010

It's time for the very popular Bloggers Quilt Festival. Thank you so much Amy for hosting this event for the 4th time!

I want to share a quilt that I recently finished. It is a wall quilt, and it started out with some "blueberry fool blocks" that I received in a swap with my friend Clare. Lovely palette of blues...


I started playing with them, forming them into a medallion. Adding some solids and a star.

By then the top reminded me of a norwegian winter landscape: snow and crisp, blue shadows...

So, I added a phrase from a favorite norwegian singer, Anne Grete Preus (in my translation it will say something like: the sun sits low on the horizon, under the tall sky).

The letters are inspired by Tonya.

The quilt is long and narrow, 30" by 60", fitting for a wall hanging.

I had a lot of fun quilting by hand, creating different textures.



Sometimes its fun to start playing with some fabric and see where it takes you. Trusting yourself to create as you go... Trying not to put on a lot of pressure.

Thank you for your visit! And please, enjoy more beautiful and special quilts at the festival here.

49 comments:

nicolette said...

Congratulations Marit ona wonderful finished quilt and your entry for the Quilt festival!

This quilt is totally awesome! Love those Norwegian words!!

BenteOO said...

- ganske enkelt - særs tiltalande!

alobsiger said...

Oh, a fabulous quilt! So much fun to see the starting point and what you've added to it! The hand quilting gives it such beautiful texture. WOnderful wonky letters! Thanks for sharing your quilt!

Andi said...

Love it Marit.
Really interesting piecing and stunning quilting!!
Andi x

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Den er KJEMPEFIN!! Du er en stor inspirasjon!! Ha en fin helg!! AnneK:-)

Carla said...

Love everything about this, Marit, the colors, the wonkiness, the lettering...every THING! Thanks for sharing.

linda said...

another beautiful finish!! great job!!

Béa said...

What a wonderful work, congrats Marit, I love it !

live a colorful life said...

I'm so in love with words, so this quilt is extra fabulous! Wow, the colors and everything. Definitely one of my favorites!

Nina-Marie said...

I love how you use yellow as an accent. It really moves your eye around the quilt. The letters are super cool!!

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE your quilt! So scrappy and creative. That star in the center and the borders with words are great additions. Beautiful hand-quilting too! I always love your quilts!

Allie said...

This is so spectacular - I love every inch!

Mary said...

Marit...I love this as well as your vision. It is like a winter landscape. Wonderful! mary

Leslie said...

this is such a great quilt. i love the hand quilting you did.

shellysquilts said...

Marit, This quilt is FABULOUS! I luv it! Well done! Have a great weekend.

Jennifer said...

This is simply amazing! You have a style all your own!

Jennifer :)

Carol said...

Very simple but very effective. I love how you included the words in it.

liz said...

That is a great quilt for the bloggers festival. It lifts the spirit.

Marjorie said...

I love seeing all the hand quilting! It adds such a wonderful texture.

Sara said...

The hand quilting is very particular and stunning may I add! Beautiful star and the colors work very,very well together.

Karen said...

Just a wonderful quilt. Love all the blues with some brights thrown in for accent. Lovely hand quilting.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a truely amazing quilt! I like the way the post unfolds, adding more and more. I love the hand quilting.

Kit Lang said...

Really lovely. Love your use of colour!

Karen said...

Wonderful quilt Marit and I love the phrase!

Rene' said...

I really love this quilt Marit! I love the star as the center and your wonderful use of color! The hand quilting really gives it that beautiful movement and texture and it's so nice to see Clare and Tonya's influence as well. I enjoyed learning the translation of the words. Great job!!! Thanks for sharing!

Quiltycat said...

I love all your quilts...and this one too! Great job!
nichi

Vicki said...

Gorgeous! This is one of my favorites this time :)

Deborah said...

It's lovely!

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

What a wonderful arrangement of color and blocks.
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Karen said...

This has grown into a wonderful quilt. Great colours and design!
I love the quilting, too!

The Quilt Ladies said...

This is just wonderful, I love seeing everything.

mjb said...

I love this quilt! Great use of colors.

~Niki~ said...

I love this quilt because it is UNIQUE~why do so many quilters feel they have to be just like the others? your quilt is perfect~ :)Happy Halloween my friend!

Sujata said...

Beautiful quilt, Marit!
Love everything about it.

ayumills said...

This is so fresh and fun, Marit! I really like the Norwegian language in the quilt and your hand quilting!!

Kathy said...

What a great winter quilt! Love the idea of how you framed the star with all of those blue scrappy blocks. Great finish!

Melinda said...

That is really unique and pretty! I love the striking colors and the star in the center!

pamina said...

Woaw, what a wonderful quilt !

by Daisy said...

i love your quilt, blue is my favourite colour!

cheers from Portugal!

mngirltx said...

Very pretty! I like the white fabric framing all the blue. It's marvelous!

Mama Mel said...

I love the colors! Just beautiful! :)

Claudia said...

Wonderful quilt! I love the hand quilting, especially, and the bright colors are cheerful.

pinsandneedles said...

As beautiful as the Norwegian landscape! Tusen Takk!

Clare said...

Oh crumbs (no pun intended). What a wonderful quilt those little wonky patches of blue turned into.

Stunning!

NiCoLe said...

Your quilt is so cool. I love how you made the medallion and did some improv letters. Its really great.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Love it! I adore how the center block just stands out.

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous quilt and your quilting is beautiful! great job.

Kristin L said...

I love the colors and the medallion and the words. It all came together wonderfully.

Eileen said...

fantastic quilt. colors are great, the medallion is such a nice idea, the words add so much and your quilting is marvelous. thanks for sharing and have a great day