Monday, May 16, 2011

Blogger's Spring Quilt Festival 2011

This is my quilt, The Quick Brown Fox, that I made in 2010. It started as just something to while away a few empty days, but grew and developed into a special quilt I love very much.

The phrase is an example of a pangram, a sentence that uses every letter in the alphabet at least once. It started as a way to use "orphan" letters I had made for another project, but grew when a blog reader wondered if I would add a jumping fox and a dog. To fill in the empty space, I added the flowers and the little bird.

I started the quilt in January of 2010, and finished the top in May. It went to the longarm quilter, Chris, in July, got back home in October and I finished it up in time for Thanksgiving. I love all my quilts, but this one is extra special. It's currently on display at Quilted Threads in Henniker NH.

It is completely original, designed by me. There were no patterns, I used no templates, and it is not paper pieced. The free pieced letters are inspired by Tonya Ricucci's Word Play Quilts. The quilt is 57" tall by 48.5" wide (145 x 123 cm).

See more quilts in the Spring 2011 Blogger's Quilt Festival.

14 comments:

Teje said...

Hello! I love your quilt!!! It's really work of art! I love sewing and animals and colours- yours has all of them!
You are welcome to see my animal quilt - in fact Nero's (my dog)!
Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

Julie Fukuda said...

What a fun quilt! It makes me wish I had a sewing machine. January to May is quick jumping for fox or quilter.

Carol G said...

What a fun, colorful quilt!

Tonya Ricucci said...

so fun to see this great quilt again!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our mum loves this quilt
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Pattilou said...

Oh, I love your quilt! I just purchased that book and your quilt really uses the inspiration found there so well. It is so colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Very, very cool quilt! LOVE IT!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE this quilt - you know I do!

mb. said...

I LOVE this quilt! So wonderful.

stitchinpenny said...

I was reading your blog when you started this quilt and loved it then and still do. I remember the effort required to get the fox looking like you wanted - he looks great now.

Isisjem said...

what a fun quilt! I love the fox and those lovely letters!

Wendi said...

I love all the flowers in this quilt. I was looking around you blog and you do a wonderful job of translating "fonts" into fabric. So inspiring!

pwl said...

And I'm so glad you did add them. The quilt is amazing!

:-)

Karen said...

I remember watching this quilt grow on your posts. It looks truly stunning!