May 15, 2015

must be May - time for the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival

Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring, 2015. Cotton, wool: 70 x 80 inch. Hand embroidery, machine quilted.
Here's my Improv Double Wedding Ring. I'm entering this quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Home Machine Quilted category) hosted by Amy's Creative Side.

I loved making this quilt. No rules, no rulers, no pattern. Just cut and sew. Then, spend the next three months adding lots of meticulous hand embroidery work.

I also spent many hours covering this quilt with free motion quilting. I love the way the stitching shows up on the back of the quilt - almost as interesting as the front! I opted for a dense patchwork motif for the borders and spirals for the wool centers. Each strip in the wedding ring is outlined to highlight the Japanese cotton print and the hand embroidery.

Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring, (Back view) 2015.Cotton, wool: 70 x 80 inch. Hand embroidery, machine quilted.

This image really showcases the quilting.
Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring, (Detail) 2015.
Cotton, wool: 70 x 80 inch. Hand embroidery, machine quilted.
Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring, (Detail) 2015.
Cotton, wool: 70 x 80 inch. Hand embroidery, machine quilted.

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Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring, (Detail) 2015.
Cotton, wool: 70 x 80 inch. Hand embroidery, machine quilted.
The Blogger's Quilt Festival is a wonderful online festival for blogger's around the globe. Be sure to check back on the Blogger Festival and vote!
If you'd like to read more about the making of this quilt, here is my last blog post; and here is the previous one.
Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring, (Detail) 2015.Cotton, wool: 70 x 80 inch. Hand embroidery, machine quilted.
Teresa Duryea Wong. Improv Double Wedding Ring. Close up photo of the hand embroidery, 'cast on' stitches. 2015.
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8 comments:

  1. Wow...this is beautiful. Love those vibrant colours and how you have embellished it.

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  2. I am so glad you entered this stunning masterpiece!

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  3. What a great idea for a beautiful quilt! I love your design, nice fabrics and GREAT quilting!!! :)
    Greetings from Poland
    Kamila

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  4. What a fun and vibrant quilt! Love all those embroidery details you added, I bet it has a nice texture and feel to it.

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  5. So so happy to see this getting some more attention. I'm glad you re-shared the close ups of the embroidery- those details are hard to appreciate from afar and really give this texture.

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  6. Wow! Stunning general effect. Purple background: my favourite colour. Great work doing the improv. piecing. And the quilting of the background really enhances the whole quilt.

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  7. Wonderful colours, I very much like the background you chose. Your hand embroidery adds some lovely detail along with the quilting.

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  8. Wowee! This a so strking! It really draws the eye! Fab colours and pattern!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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