Saturday, October 24, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Fall 2015: Delta Breeze

If you are here from Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome!

Delta Breeze might be one of my favorite quilts I've made this year.
I received a stack of Soho Solids from Timeless Treasures in a beautiful range of colors, and then added some of their neutrals as well (more details here).

The original inspiration came from pew upholstery in a church Mark and I visited in spring. It might not look too inspiring at first glance, but it reminded me of classic bear paw blocks, two different sizes and turned every which way.
You can even make your own version. There is a tutorial on the Timeless Treasures blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying the show.

Quilt name: Delta Breeze
Designed and made by: Cindy Wiens
Quilted by: Darby Myers
Size: 46"x46"
Category: Original design


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Susan said... #

SO lovely- I love those colours together! And doesn't the quilting add an extra dimension to it! I'm surprised you didn't call it Periwinkle!

Debbie said... #

This is a favorite of mine!! Love your use of color here.

DianeY said... #

Si really like your quilt! I am amazed that you got the inspiration from that upholstery! I really don't see it and your quilt is a tremendous improvement!

Leanne Parsons said... #

Great quilt! I love that you shared the inspiration for it too. I've taken pictures of chair backs before, though none of them have become quilts yet.

Leanne said... #

This is a beautiful quilt!

Carla said... #

This is really nice Cindy. Solids always pop !

Jennifer said... #

The quilt is amazing.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said... #

Beautiful quilt, love the bright touch!
Fun to visit blogs from BQF!

QuiltSue said... #

That is beautiful.

Rene' said... #

It's beautiful Cindy and perfectly photographed at Periwinkle Cottage!

Unknown said... #

It's a fabulous quilt, I love the clam shell quilting.

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Terri said... #

Beautiful quilt! Love the dramatic contrasts with those bear paw claws! I do love bear paw blocks ;)

the zen quilter said... #

Love the addition of the HST's to the squares - it adds an element of fun.

Kamila @ Work-With-Patches said... #

Beautiful quilt. I love your choice of fabrics and great quilting :)
Greetings from Poland

Amy Friend said... #

Beautiful design! I love this quilt! What a fun inspiration shot too.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said... #

Oh it's lovely. I would never have thought of combining those colours, but you've really made them work. I love how the quilting stands out too. Well done.

TakeMeThereTotes said... #

This quilt is so fun! The bear paw block is a fun block anyway, but to see how you used the color and size to spice it up...It really adds to the party.

PaintedThread said... #

Pretty. I really like the colors. The quilting has a wonderful overall effect.

Jessica said... #

THIS IS AMAZING. I love the color palette and the play on scale. Well done!!

sew katie did said... #

I think I said it on Instagram, this quilt is probably one of my favorite quilts ever. I have the same porch furniture too:)

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Love this color palette and the design is just so cool. Love how you interpreted the inspiration into a quilt.

OPQuilt said... #

I ORDERED the fabrics. Does that count towards the making of this quilt? I hope to get to them this month, and maybe next. Such a gorgeous quilt--hope you win BIG.