Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival: Fall 2009


In November 2008, Friendship Star Quilt Guild sponsored a class from Jennie Rayment titled Tinkering with Texture. I barely finished this piece in time to submit it in our annual quilt show.   I couldn't think of a name for it, so I relied on one of my fallback naming systems.  I named this one after one of my favorite cartoon characters: Boris Badinov (the short soviet spy in Rocky and Bullwinkle).  But, instead of just using his name, I called it Boris Bad Enough.  Why did I pick him?  Well, I had just retired from working at an Agency where I belonged to a quilt guild named Undercover Quilters.  Having worked there for 37 years including durng the "Cold War", it just seemed fitting to pick Boris.

32 comments:

  1. Wait.........Nov. 2009 hasn't happened yet has it?????

    Loved Boris :0)
    Happy sewing

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  2. Love all of the folded fabric in this!

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  3. Oooh, nice. I want to learn how to do origami quilting.

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  4. Wow is all that I can think of to say. I love how three dimensional this quilt is. All of your details are absorbing to see.

    How did you do with it at the quilt show?

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  5. What a beautiful quilt! I love the 3 dimension effect . It's fabulous!

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  6. Absolutely fantastic, I love all this folded fabric. Beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful! Love the name, too! What size is it?

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  8. Absolutely unique and striking quilt. Love the name & the story behind it. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very unique work on the textures! you must have loved learning all the techniques! ---ha ha,,,boris, that is soooo funny!!!!

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  10. Very lovely! I love the texture and dimensionality of it. You did a beautiful job. And what a fun name! :)

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  11. It is beautiful and the texture is great. Love the name too. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The textures and shapes add much to your quilt. Beautiful!

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  13. Love this! I took a class from Jennie also - what she can do with muslin is absolutely amazing! This quilt is a stunner - great colors and use of texture!!!

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  14. Very cool quilt. Thanks for sharing.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  15. I agree I love the 3d quality. This quilt really pops.

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  16. Whoa - VERY innovative. I love to see people who push the envelope. Nicely done!

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  17. Great quilt! I love your naming system :)

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  18. Very imaginative. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Nice job on your artistic quilt. I'm glad you had the opportunity to share your work on your blog.

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  20. Thank you for sharing your quilt! Lovely!

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  21. Cute story about your quilts name, love the textures of your quilt.

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  22. I love your quilt. The technique and colors make for a unique wall hanging.

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  23. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  24. Linda, I loved how you used texture in Boris- it really gives it a 3 D effect.
    I noticed on one of the blogs how you commented that you had not enjoyed making convergence quilts.
    It is an interesting technique ( convergence) - I have had a couple of flops too when I first tried it but have since enjoyed making a few of them as couch quilts. One thing I learned was to make sure that I had a good contrast in value- If I got my values too close then I got mush. I have one of them on my current post if you are interested in seeing it( http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for sharing Boris- There sure were lots of beautiful quilts in the show.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  25. Such a lovely and unusual quilt. The 3-D fabric folding and play adds such depth and texture to your quilt. It's definitely an interesting technique and element to explore with fabrics and quilting. Wow! Thanks for sharing this. ; )

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