Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers' Quilt Festival! - I dance in circles

Pin It I'm cheating a bit,  because I want to show you a new finish for my Festival quilt..

I dance in circles




Here is "I dance in circles."

The full tutorial will be posted in the Moda Bake Shop on November 8.

And here is how "I dance in circles" came to be.

Back in April, the lovely Jacquie  posted a link to this video.  I had recently completed a wonky nine-patch, and wondered if the techniques of making that block could be combined with the gem in the video to make curves.  Because I love curves.

So I gave it a whirl that day, and made this:

I wanted to make it with Kate Spain's Fandango, and wanted solids that coordinated.

The geniuses in Moda's sample department sent me Grunge solids.  



♥ again

What I love about this quilt:
  • It has a lot of freedom in making the blocks
  • The interplay of color
  • The interplay of solid with print
  • The interplay of scale with print with color
  • Choosing the fabrics and cutting based on whatever I felt like at that moment
  • Easy construction and piecing
  • Steiger loves it.
  • More glorious color
What I don't love about this quilt:
  • I'm sure there was something, but I can't think of it at the moment.
Oh!  I know!  I don't love that my machine was having some MAJOR tension issues while I was trying to free motion stipple it.  


But all turned out well in the end.  And I might be getting a new sewing machine based on the fact that my husband sat next to me while I was battling said tension problems.




Go check out all the other Quilt Festival Quilts at Amy's!

(I'm just hoping I get to go to Market next Spring!... there's a good chance!) :)



  • Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

51 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I ♥ it a lot!!!

sewfunbymonique said...

that is just amazing!!

Elizabeth D. said...

I love this quilt, can't wait to see the tutorial to go with it! I love that first photo of the quilt too, so beautiful!

Jamie said...

With 418 followers tell hubby that we are counting on you, so we need you to have a good machine to continue to make beautiful projects. :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love this quilt. It is so bright and cheerful and looks like it belongs next to a sunny window this winter. Fantastic!

orchidlover said...

Great quilt. I'm looking forward to the tutorial

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kristen said...

Nice curves on that quilt! ;)

Your husband is awesome for helping quilt.

Let us know what you buy!

ladybugquilting said...

Beautiful!
Can't wait for it to be on Bake Shop.. How exciting!

Rafael's Mum said...

That's a great quilt and I just love it in that great light in the main photo. What a lovely quilt and beautiful pic both!

ktquilts said...

I will so be looking for this tute!!

Karen said...

Tracey, this is a wonderful quilt. Love the fabrics you used...they look perfect with this pattern. I'm looking forward to the tutorial.

Thanks! Karen

Katie B. said...

Gorgeous, Tracey! Can't wait for the tutorial!!

Mama Pea said...

Very cool.

AllieKatMom said...

very nice!!!

Team Hayes said...

Trace, I think this is my favorite of all your quilts so far! (Which says a lot, because I seriously love everything you do!!) But mostly because I think it truly captures "you" in a quilt. I love it!!

Lynne said...

wow wow wow wow wow this leapt off the page at me - seriously seriously awesome - I love the colours and the shapes and pretty much everything about it - look forward to seeing you star on MBS!

felicity said...

Love. I can't wait to check out that video tute - those are my kind of curves!

that ninch said...

That is my kind of quilt--fun, colorful and with movement! Just superbe.

Hazle

asianartandquilts said...

So Cute, cute cute!
I want to try it!

quiltilicious said...

Lovely quilt - great photo too!

Poppyprint said...

It's even more beautiful the second time (*wink). That first late afternoon photo is a stunner - what glorious light. Way to go Tracey. another winning design!

Sarah Craig said...

Tracey, it's just gorgeous!! I particularly love the picture of the flimsy with the sun shining through it! I can't wait to see the tutorial. Good luck on the new machine!!

Jenny said...

beautiful quilt!! id like to try this method.

Megan said...

It's awesome! Looking forward to your tutorial! My first MBS tute is going up on Sunday!

AnnieO said...

Great fun! I like the interplay of solids, pattern and color too :) Grunge is good, really good. And a new sewing machine, icing! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Leila said...

Such a fun quilt!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That is so much fun! I love, love, love it! Great job! Oh, and I hope you get your new machine!

xo -El

Stray Stitches said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cathi said...

Fun quilt -- lovely colours you used in it too!

Rachel Hauser said...

What a brilliant design! Lovely shades in there too. Very inspiring.

xoxo Rachel at Stitched in Color

Becky said...

Really beautiful! Congrats on your upcoming Moda Bakeshop publishing!

SheilaC said...

Gorgeous!!

And thank you for sharing the tutorial!

SheilaC

Joanne said...

This quilt is amazing! I agree with the others who suggested you post a tutorial. Sign me up. Joanne @ lavenderfieldsetc.blogspot.com

Regina said...

Love Fandango and the quilt looks like a lot of fun! Happy Halloween!

a little bit biased said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Carol said...

I like the photograph that gives the flimsie a stained glass window effect.

Angie said...

Great quilt! You must have a lot of patience with the curves.

bearpaw said...

Love everything about this quilt - right up my street!!

Miri said...

Wonderful! Fun and happy...a terrific quilt. Looking forward to the pattern in Moda bake shop.

Michelle said...

Oh, wow! I'm definitely going to be watching for that tutorial!

Kari said...

I can't wait for the tutorial. What a neat quilt!

Dresden Quilter said...

What a great pattern! I can't wait to see it on Moda Bakeshop.

Christine said...

Lovely quilt, I'm looking forward to the tutorial. Thanks for sharing it!

Duff said...

love, love, love! I have my fabrics purchased and am anxiously awaiting the pattern!

Leslie said...

i absolutely love this....it is fun and playful and colorful and modern....all the best things about quilts these days!!!

Kate said...

I love your quilt. Jacqui's post got me started on curves too. Changed my life!! (Well maybe not my life, but my quilting options)

Magicaldamselfly said...

OMG!!!
I just found you through the Bake Shop and let me tell you I love, love, love this quilt. I have been trying to find a quilt pattern for my bed for close to three years now and guess what?? I've found it!
Now to find the perfect fabrics and then it is totally on my bed.
Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial.

schmidt1016 said...

All I can say is: beautiful!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Eileen said...

great quilt and great pictures of it. thanks for sharing such a fun quilt with great fabrics. have a great day

Lynne said...

I've been chatting with Poppyprint over the weekend and she was telling me how lovely you are which reminded me I wanted to have a look at your method of this quilt - just been to MBS to read it through - it is soooo clever - I love how you did it - and it feels like a technique that could be used for lots of different blocks and ideas - both the triple layer cake slices (love that) and the random quarter circles. BTW, are you doing this round of the DQS?

JuneBug said...

You know what? I love this quilt! I've been reading and re-reading it on Moda Bake shop for a couple of months and am so impressed by it - all the color and the improv and the fact that it's not all fussy with measuring and being perfect.

So thanks for the tutorial! I'm using some of the techniques (specifically the curvy cutting) for a pillow I'm dreaming up!

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