Tuesday, 2 November 2010

2010 Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival


I tried to decide which quilt to feature for the 2010 Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival, and I have to say, I still think my Mossy Monkey Mechanic is pretty darn cool! It's really the quilting that gets me every time! The polyester batting I used added such dimension to the pebble quilting - I never would have expected it, and I actually used the poly stuff in a "don't-really-care, it's just an experimental quilt" way, trying to use it up and switch to cotton/bamboo batting entirely.


Now I'm not so sure I won't go out and buy more poly stuff for whenever I plan to pebble quilt!!!

I made this quilt because ever since starting to quilt, I wanted to make a Monkey Wrench quilt - I'm intrigued that a bunch of triangles can make swirls!

I cheated a bit, though I consider it a wise choice to use a shortcut, and used a slightly different block design/arrangement (the brown sections are solid squares instead of triangles from the adjacent blocks). Hey, it worked for me and saved a bit of piecing time! Plus, I love figuring out the math for stuff like that :)

As I mentioned in my original post (and I don't think I can say it any better, so I will copy some of these descriptions ad verbatim): Don't you want to jump on the little pebbles and bounce???

They look just as lovely from the back!


I've already raved so much about this quilt in other posts, and shared my little mishap in the piecing progress, that I'll just leave you with pictures of all this quilty goodness!


I just want to shrink (yes, just like in "Honey, I shrunk the kids") and bounce on it, from pebble to pebble, and then run and hop along the swirls... I've never had a quilt make me feel like that before - it's a teensy bit scary :)

I'm off to push my fingers into pebbles again and giggle at the puffiness :) (Better than that bubble-wrap!)

20 comments:

Joan said...

Here I am at last - I just love this quilt of yours...its terrific. Monkey wrench is also something I have wanted to for ages...but too much else is on. I see by your blog you are really busy - thats great :)

moosestashquilting said...

Wow the quilt is beautiful itself, but throw in that fabulous quilting, and you have a winner girl! Love the effect of the poly batting. Who knew!

AnnieO said...

I agree, the quilting is fantastic! I have yet to try the pebble quilting though I love the look. You had me at brown and green, but add the quilting and it's irresistable. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

Quiltbenaco said...

E' fantastico!
Ciao Domenica

Quiltbenaco said...

Grazie per la visita!
Il tuo Italiano è perfetto, il mio inglese è.....zero...hoibo
Ciao ciao Domenica

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a gorgeous quilt. I love the quilting on it.

Serena said...

this is awesome! good choice!

Domestic Moose said...

Nice job. I love the colours, the pattern and, of course, the quilting. Nice work.

Zonnah said...

lol, your too funny :) It is amazing how quilting can make a quilt. It is beautiful!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

What a great job of putting the quilting to this design! Love those pebbles and I can totally see how those would be more fun than plastic bubble wrap!

Laurel H. said...

Wow, what a fabulous quilt--with amazing quilting! Do you have a local quilt guild? You should enter this quilt in a show!

kefaspp said...

It's a great quilt! The bubbles are fantastic!

P. said...

Yes, I'd love to shrink down with you and bounce on those poofy pebbles! I know pebbling isn't the easiest or fastest thing to quilt, but you have convinced me that in the right place, it's a stellar idea! Lovely, lovely quilt!

QuiltSue said...

It's a great looking quilt and I LOVE the quilting you did.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great and I have to agree that the quilting really makes it shine. I love the fabrics and the design you have chosen, too.
It's a wonderful quilt!

Rebekah said...

This is definitely one of my favorite quilts of yours! The quilting is amazing and now you have me thinking twice about using poly when I attempt a more intricate quilting pattern

Alicia said...

This is great! Kudos for being adventurous! It definately paid dividends on this project, it is absolutely beautiful.

Anna said...

yeah, this quilt really appeals to the bubble wrap fanatic in me!

Carol said...

Love the quilt.
I wouldn't mind shrinking either and joining in on the fun race around :)

Quilt Rat said...

Fabulous! Love the pebbling here....just so much fun!