Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Spring 2014: Lanyard

If you are here by way of Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome! Twice a year it is such a wonderful place to find inspiration.

 Awhile back, I saw a picture of some carpeting in an ad for Flor carpet tiles.
 I knew instantly that it needed to become a quilt. I gathered a lot of my neutral/low volume scraps, some Kona cotton and some Essex linen, and started working on some blocks.

Four different, but similar, blocks.
The very fabulous Krista Withers did the machine quilting.

 After getting permission from the design group at Flor, I gathered up the courage to submit it for publication. It was in the Winter 2014 issue of Modern Patchwork.
So remember--inspiration is all around you.

Name: Lanyard
Size: 42" x 64"
Quilted by: Krista Withers
Blogger's Quilt Category: Original Design

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy all the beautiful quilts.


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Katy Cameron said... #

Oooh, perfect, love it!

charlotte said... #

Awesome! I love it when a quilt works out that way. Nice job!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said... #

Fabulous! Such a great design, congrats on the publication!

DianeY said... #

Ooh! I love this! I love it even more than the rug! Good job!

One English Teacher said... #

Wow! Congrats on the publication; what a gorgeous quilt; I enjoyed hearing the story behind the design.

M-R Charbonneau said... #

That is a fabulous design, Cindy! Beautiful!

Mary said... #

Hey, I saw that quilt in the magazine and loved it. It is in my pile of projects to do.
I love seeing more pics of it and the quilting is amazing as well. Way to go!

Vicki said... #

I love this pattern. I think your fabric/color choices just make it wonderful! Congrats on the publication.

Carla said... #

You've been hiding this ! : ). I love it so much! After Market last year Katja ordered that magazine for the shop and we have never got a copy ; ) I can't find it anywhere either. It's just gorgeous Cindy, well done and good on you for being published again .

Carla said... #

Oh! Wooow!!! You are famous! LOVE it!! (Way to keep a secret, sister!)

Terri said... #

Cool idea for inspiration. And what a great way to interpret your inspiration. Love those pops of color. Congrats on getting this published! That's so awesome!

Anonymous said... #

Hi! This is gorgeus and you had fantastic idea! x Teje

Charlotte said... #

it's fabulous!

Susan said... #

What a wonderful quilt, even better than the inspiration rug! Congrats on being published!

Rachel said... #

That's so cool.

Six Little Ducklings said... #

Amazing job on this quilt. It's gorgeous.

pennydog said... #

Wow, just like the real thing, great job!

Katy McCoy said... #

Another good source for patterns are the runners in hotel hallways. And some of them make good free motion patterns too. Love your interpretation!

Kymberly said... #

Very cool quilt. I really love the inspiration for this quilt.

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said... #

Wow! Gorgeous rendition!

CitricSugar said... #

You are one of the best for finding inspiration in unusual places! This is awesome, Cindy, and congrats on the magazine! You've done such a beautiful job.

the zen quilter said... #

Love those pops of color, really neat idea! Great quilt.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love it!

Lorna McMahon said... #

What a fabulous design! Congratulations on your publication, Cindy!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

WaHoo Cindy! Fabulous quilt. Somehow I missed this one. Must not have picked up a winter issue. Isn't it fun to find design in unexpected places and be able to translate it into a great quilt?

Rachaeldaisy said... #

What a wonderful quilt!! I love the way the colour pops against the low volume braids. It's a great quilt for a winter publication too, it has a wintery look about it.

OPQuilt said... #

You are The Best! I love how your quilt turned out. If I remember correctly, you were playing around with ideas the last time I saw you, and now here it is-- a completed, AND published quilt. A-may-zing! Love this--good job!


HollyM said... #

I love the quilt!

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