Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I can never resist a chance to show something off!  This is my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy.  Click on her name to go to the Quilt Show.  It is Awesome!

The title is "View from the Phoenix" .  The Phoenix is a condo on Orange Beach in Alabama.  I finished this one last year.  It is one of my favorites.  It's was originally going to be the top part of a much larger quilt.  I decided to make it 2 quilts, the fabrics were too different.  This design actually represents an afternoon where, from the balcony I saw a rather large pod of dolphins swimming up and down the shore.  What was so amazing was how close they were to shore and swimmers.  You could tell the swimmers had no idea the dolphins were there.  The background was pieced.  Ripples were added into the sewing to make the fabric look more like water.  The sun was raw edge applique.  The dolphins were needle turn applique.  The whole piece was free motion quilted and beaded.  I love this quilt.  Especially now, after the oil spill.  It has a whole new meaning for me.

"View from the Phoenix"

Close up of the sun.

Close up of  a dolphin

Close up of another dolphin.

I hope you enjoy the Quilt Show.

Happy Quilting


♥Duff said...

Beautiful embellishments on a magnificent quilt--thank you for sharing it with blogland!!
The sun rays are pure joy for my eyes!!

QuiltSue said...

That's just amazing. Thank you

Sand and Sunshine said...

This is really beautiful work. I love the story behind it. What a sight to see nature so close and no one the wiser. My DH tells me it's good luck to see a dolphin it must be life altering to see a pod.

Your sun gives a great touch too, really wonderful.

Chris said...

I normally am not drawn to art quilts. but this one is incredible.

Barb in Mi said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Carol said...

Gorgeous. One of my favorites :)

Deborah said...

Great quilt!