Saturday, 18 April 2009

Quilt Festival - Spring 2009

You wanna piece of me? 12" x12" Dec. 2008


Amy at Park City Girl has organised a spring quilt festival for bloggers ... what a great idea .. a virtual quilt show.  

I wasn't sure what to exhibit but I have decided to plump for one of my small journal quilts called "You wanna piece of me?" Dec 2008

I started making it back in late summer 2008 when I was experimenting with wet and dry felting. The piece then evolved as I learnt more about  felting techniques. I wet felted some multi-coloured wool but left it in the pre-felt stage. Once dry I fulled it on my embellisher then added the cupcake using a 'tea-cosy' design I found in a felting book as inspiration.

I layered the piece over wool batting and quilted the piece very simply on my domestic machine. Being all wool (apart from the cotton backing fabric) the piece quilted like a dream and was a pleasure to work on. It came together so quickly too which was an advantage as I had to finish it in a holiday month when I was being torn so many ways – hence the name of the piece.

 

19 comments:

kameleonquilt said...

Had to smile at the title and the underlying meaning of it :-)

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love it! So cute.

Zonnah said...

It looks so good I could eat it :)

Natasha said...

Love it! And yes I do!

Sewing Granny said...

Hi Chubby Mummy - I am a visitor via Bilbo's blog. Hope you don't mind me popping in. I too have 4 kids - but mine have grown and flown the nest now! Instead I have grand children and great grandchildren to make quilts for. and to love and spoil - and give back at the end of the day.

I love what you did for Easter - and your children probably did like it too but wouldn't admit it! especially the boys!

Rhonda said...

This looks so yummy....LOL....great job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Really cool quilt. It made me smile when I read your header. Thanks for sharing.

Minka's Studio said...

What fun! Nice job!

Quilt Pixie said...

what a great little journal piece. I love the variety of felting techniques incorporated it in :-)

Trudi said...

Great little journal quilt! so cute in so many ways! I Love it!

stitchinpenny said...

So cute and I am impressed by the felting.

Sandra said...

What a sweet treat, good enough to eat. Don't ya love working small.
I'm going to have to try needlefelting.
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Miri said...

Love it!

hetty said...

Very nice! This is a new technique for me. Thanks for sharing! I really like it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So cute! I love all the color layers and depth in your cupcake - great work! Thanks for sharing :)

SewCalGal said...

Lovely. Great use of color. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Notjustnat said...

Cute quilt and congratulation, on winning the Festival prize - notjustnat

Mandy said...

Thanks for posting the details of how you achieved your quilt. Fascinating.

Kim said...

Great title for such an intriguing piece. I haven't tried felting yet (not sure I can even get what I need here) but I like the effect it gives.