Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carnival at Night Fini!

Carnival at Night, 75" x 75"
This quilt began in a class with Freddy Moran over a year ago.




It all started with my large print fabrics that had black backgrounds.  




I wanted them to mush together with sparks of color.




Eventually, it needed a little lightening up, 
so I added a few prints that didn't have black in them.  




It was fun to finally use those little comical faces.







Besides picking the fabrics for this quilt, 
the most fun I had was doodling around the dots!

The Lone Star pattern comes from Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again
by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran.















26 comments:

Terry said...

As whole quilt it has a strong graphic quality. The close ups of the prints are like a Mardi Gras of color and fun. Great combination.

Kim said...

Terrific....love your color sense and fearless use of prints!

Happy Sewing

Mystic Quilter said...

Love it!!! Hope we see more of your colourful quilts.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a stunning quilt! I agree with Kim, it's fearless, bold and brave! Great job!

smazoochie said...

Really joyful! I have one Lone Star under my belt -- a baby quilt for a young man in college now. :-} Maybe it's time for another.....
We have a lot if Mexican masks at my museum, not as jolly as those!
Love the doodles around the dots!

Rebecca in AK said...

This is just a fabulous quilt! I love all the color! Love your doodles around the dots. I had not heard of Freddy Moran until your last post. After I read that post I went looking for information about her on the internet and found the book you used for this quilt and ordered it.

Sharon said...

Love the faces, that just gives the quilt a little extra. I just got that book from a friend, so much eye candy in it!

Brenda said...

Great choice for the background and lots of fun fabrics in the star.

Heidi said...

everything is perfect about this quilt ! Love the background fabric and your doodling :-)

Barb said...

Wee! what a super quilt. so many fun fabrics to discover! Looks like quilting it was really fun too. I love that dotty kaffe fabric. The b&w strip around the star is just fabulous with the mix of of the two prints.
You have struck the perfect balance of chaos and control! I give this quilts a 10 or an A+++

Chris said...

Super fun, Nifty! The border fabric is perfect, and super job on the circle doodling! Brave to do in the contrasting green, but it's perfect! And who likes to quilt in black thread on black fabric? Brilliant idea! I've to remember that one! Have a great day!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Stunning and completely wonderful! I love your interpretation. What fun it would be to see it in person and soak in all those details . . .

audrey said...

What an intriguing quilt! I love the busy background fabric especially. Really striking and fun.:)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love the way your big mushed star sparkles!! The overall effect is striking but then the details up close are captivating too . Congratulations on another wonderful finish!

Margaret said...

When I study this quilt, everything I think about it has already been expressed in other comments. It's wonderful!!!

Linda said...

Absolutely fabulous! A super example of a Freddie/Gwennie collaboration quilt. Your background fabric ( ie the corners) sets off the huge star so well. I have that book so perhaps I should make one too!

Marit said...

Another fun lone star quilt! Love your quilting, that is a lot of dots to circle around. One more inspiration for me to try this lovely traditional star pattern.
; )

Helen said...

Such a jolly carnival atmosphere in that calliope of color and faces. Didn't you get dizzy going in circles? ;-)

Annemieke said...

This is a fun quilt! I love the contrast in scale between the fabrics, so well chosen. The book is definitely one of my favorites!!Lots of inspiration, tips and energy.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Mary Keasler said...

Brilliant finish. Another nifty use of color and fabrics. It makes me smile!

fiberchick said...

Fantastic quilt in every way...Exuberant and ballsy!

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Love the colours and love the pebbling around the little circles!
Happy Easter!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Fantastic star, bright and shiny!

Karen said...

Yay for you, it's wonderful.

Carla said...

Oh, my goodness, you do the coolest stuff! Today I saw a new Kaffe fabric with fun fish on it that would be great for a quilt like this!

Sujata Shah said...

Your machine quilting on dotty fabrics turned out great! This quilt is amazing...It's fun to spot all the prints in the star. Looks like a carnival for sure! I bet it feels great to have a finish!