26 February 2016

fiesta, forever...




A few snap shots of  my fiesta, forever... from a freezing outdoor photoshoot. The quilt is big, 64" * 80" using quilters dream poly batting and a fun alexander henry print as a back. Not easy to capture in good light this time of the year.  More lively in real life than in these pictures, I'd say...

This has been a long term scrappy project, based on the lovely pattern scrapper's delight from the book sunday morning quilts. It is a mix of blocks with very random strips of colors, and blocks with more coordinated colors. As I was putting this wip up on my design wall after finishing ziggy stardust (previous post), the inspiration hit to try a similar layout. 

Some of these blocks have had several different tryouts for other layouts over time, some are freshly made for this one. A lucky find of light blue solid from stash pulled it all together. The back has been waiting patiently in stash, too. It's a mexican themed dia del morte, fun print. (There's a little showing in the middle picture, above.) As much as I would like this one quilted on a long arm, I decided to try it myself. ( The back was not big enough for the extra inches needed to attach it to the long arm.) So, using all the different colors of thread to quilt the different colored strips I took my time and quilted it over several days, a few hours at a time. 

Happy with the result. The vivid colors complement the "fastelaven" (norwegian custom similar to carnival season) and easter season both. A good dose of colors are just what I need this time of year.

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12 comments:

Judy said...

That's a very cheery quilt, which is just what you need this time of year! It's always neat to see scrap quilts in all of their variability :-)
Have a great weekend,
Judy

Dollandesign said...

I like the colours in your quilt!

Dollandesign

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Marit! Great to hear from you! This is a beautiful, happy quilt! Wonderful pattern for lovely scraps! x Teje
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Shasta Matova said...

I really like all the sweet fabrics you have chosen for this quilt. I really like scrap quilts, and you've chosen a great pattern to showcase your scraps.

KateKwiltz said...

This one's gorgeous, too! You've been busy this winter!

Lappedamen said...

Nydelig fargekomposisjon og flott design, blokkene kom til sin rett.

Margreth said...

I lovet it! The colors are great!:-)

Margreth said...

I lovet it! The colors are great!:-)

Lilla dør said...

Nydelig . Fine design. Klem

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful quilt! Fresh and delightful, while still having a cozy vibe. This is one to wrap up in. Love your diagonal setting. The light blue solid strips, while unnoticed, give the eyes a place to rest in between examining all those fun scraps in the blocks.

Christine S said...

So pretty!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så mye fint du har laget siden jeg var inne på bloggen din!! Stadig fine fargerike quilter!! Jeg syr også med sterke farger om dagen og koser meg med det!! Ha en fin dag!! Hilsen Anne Kari 😀