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Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - You Can Can Can

I want to thank Amy over at
for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  There is so much inspiration to see.

My entry is "You Can Can Can"
I first blogged about this quilt HERE.

Created for the "Think Ruffles" Blog Hop.
I live in Dodge City, Kansas and when I think of ruffles I think of dresses with lots of them.
Can-Can Dancers!

This picture was taken in front of Boot Hill and the Long Branch Saloon
where, every night during the summer you can watch real, live Can-Can dancers perform.

I machine stitched the hair and faces with 2 strands of thread.
Of course every hair do is a different color.
(I'm a hair stylist)  :)

The dresses are yards and yards of ribbon.
Satin and organza ribbon.
Between 5 1/2 - 7 yards per dress depending on the size of the ribbon.
 ( I was shocked when I kept track.)
Some of the dresses have organza ruffles inside, but I learned the hard way that it melts.  lol
So the right side of the skirts (the part under the fused leg ) is satin ribbon. Satin ribbon doesn't melt.  *winking big*
The garters are just a wee bit of satin ribbon.

I used this post card as inspiration.

I cut the edges of the quilt in a scallop using a technical technique - a soup bowl and tracing around it.  :) 
ruffle and the bias binding. 
Kona white was used as the background for the can-can dancers.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 33" x 33"
Pattern:  designed by me and a friend.  Drawing (templateon Craftsy.
Special techniques used : ruffled ribbon, applique, double thread stitching, scalloped edges,  free motion quilting on my domestic machine - feathers (my first time)
Quilted by : Me :)
Best Category : Original Design Quilts

We're having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can.

Thanks for visiting!
Spring '14 Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.com

Now get the heck out of Dodge and check out the other wonderful quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.


suemac said...

I admired your quilt during the blog hop. So cute.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun quilt! It just makes you want to dance!!

Just A Southern Girl said...

This is a smile-inducing quilt! I love it!

tirane93 said...

it's a darling quilt and so original! but my very favorite part is that ruffled binding! too cute!

MdmSamm said...

you still have my vote then and now lol

CitricSugar said...

That is totally fun! Love the dimension you achieved!

Annmarie said...

Just darling & so unique - sure to win a prize!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a gorgeous group of gams! Such a wonderful quilt. Love the ruffled texture and fun quality this invokes!

Carla said...

Oh my goodness --so cute!

Shelley @ Cora's Quilts said...

Such a great quilt - too much fun!