Bloggers Quilt Festival
What a great idea, and what fun to take part in this blogger’s quilt festival hosted by
Amy of Park City Girl. Particpants have been asked to write about their favourite quilt. Although I always find choosing just one favourite difficult no matter what the category, I’ve finally decided on this one.
This quilt is Starbursts and Diamonds. Way back in 2001 when I decided to become a quilt pattern designer, this was the first I designed. My inspiration for designing was, and still is primarily, my husband and his art. One of the things he enjoys drawing are geometric designs. He always seems to colour them in interesting and unique ways. I took two of them, made them into quilt blocks and combined them for this pattern. My original was made in solid fabric colours and thereby reminiscent of Amish quilts.
I created and uploaded my website in January of 2002 and within a few months was contacted by Miniature Quilt Ideas Magazine. I was thrilled to be asked to send them this quilt to be photographed along with my Dinosaur Fantasy Quilt which was my composite of several of my husband’s drawings. To our delight, the magazine gave us a full page feature in their Spring 2003 issue.
Later, Sullivans USA asked for pattern submissions to be considered for making with their Versatiles fabric line and to be displayed at their booth at the International Quilt Market that year. We were thrilled again! Starbursts and Diamonds was one of the patterns chosen. I made it again with this wonderful fabric line creating a stained glass jewel effect. Done, as shown above, in these fabrics, it remains one of my favourite quilts, one that I cannot part with. It hangs in my office where I never tire of seeing it daily.
Be sure to visit all of the other quilt bloggers participating in this exciting online Quilt Festival every day between now and April 24th!
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