Saturday, September 24, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Seasons of Love

It's time for the 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

I want to thank Amy over at Amy's Creative Side for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I have found some great ideas and wonderful works of art.  I am inspired! 

It was a toss up where to enter this quilt, Seasons of Love, but I decided on the small quilt category even though this is my original design.

I made this quilt for Project Quilting.
Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting and announces a challenge.   
You then have one week to create something quilty.
This was the second challenge of six for Season 7 of Project Quilting and the challege was seasons.

If you've seen the musical (or movie), Rent, it's easy to recognize my inspiration for this quilt.
  "Seasons of Love" is a song from the Tony award winning musical written by Jonathan Larson.

I've been watching my friend Vickie over at More Stars in Comanche make the most beautiful collage quilts and decided to try my own version of one. 
I would say the above picture pretty much tells the story of how I put it all together.

And a rough draft of the words going around the heart.
That's 525,600 minutes.  The total minutes in a year.  The colors represent the seasons and the ups and downs of love. 
 I could go deeper here, but I'm sure you get the drift....

After everything was fused down I did as quilters say, "I quilted the crap out of it" 
"matchstick quilted." 
That will hold all those free edges down.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 38" x 38" wall hanging
Special techniques used : collage quilting and applique
Quilted by : Me :)  matchstick on my domestic

Voting is September 25th - 30th.
You can see all the small quilts by clicking HERE.

Thanks for visiting


Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous!!!!! I'm off to check out the voting now.

Sally Hurley said...

How did you make the words? That is a beautiful quilt. I love how it looks.

Jennie said...

This is really eye catching - lots of work and a beautiful quilt!

Lena Pugacheva said...

This is so beautiful! lots of work but I bet it was labour of love)))

Cindy said...

Beautiful! I love the story and the quilt.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...


StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful Carla! Blessings, marlene

Vickie said...

Lovely work Carla, I love matchstick quilting!

Poppyprint said...

So lovely!!

Kathy E. said...

This is just breath-taking! I'm so happy you shared some photos of how you did this. I'm curious how you got the words added and made them in color?? Will you share please?

Cassandra said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Thank you so much for sharing the design process with us- that is always my favorite part!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Kim too late to vote, but I would have voted for this - I love it!