Monday, May 20, 2013

Tumbling Block Scrap Quilt


Ephesians 4:4
"You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together both outwardly and inwardly.  Everything you are, think and do, is permeated in Oneness."
65" by 95"
Commercial cotton, hand pieced, hand quilted
2007

Have you been enjoying the Bloggers Quilt Festival?  I have.  I love seeing all the different quilts and how quilters express themselves.  This year, Amy decided to break the quilts into categories.  With that in mind, she invited bloggers to enter two quilts.  So not only am I entering my Birdhouses and Lilies in the Art quilt category, I would like to enter my Tumbling Blocks into the scrap quilt catagory.

And what a scrap quilt it is.  Ephesians 4:4 consist of 4200 pieces - yes, that's right - over four thousand different hand pieced  rhomboids.  It took me 5 years, but I managed to English Paper piece these little tumbling blocks (each rhomboid is under 2") in this study in value.  The whole story is blogged out here.  Needless to say, this quilt was an exercise in patience.

This is the first time that I've gotten an indoor photo since its such a monster.  Normally it resides on our guest room bed. But now that I have a monster design board, I can finally get a photo.

This is the only quilt that  I've done entirely by hand.  And I said, "Never Again!"  Well that is, until I started the pinwheel quilt. Hmmmmm, I should take  that out and start working on that again!

Please make sure you visit all the great categories  of the Blogger's Quilt show at Amy's Creativeside and since this is literally on my Design Wall - I'm linking to Design Wall Monday at Judy's Patchwork Times.

26 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Wow! That is a beauty!

Podunkpretties said...

All I can say is WOW! Amazing so many little pieces!

I Quilt for Fun said...

Holy Cow!

QuiltSwissy said...

That quilt is incredible! I had no idea you were so talented, oh wait, yes I did! LOL.

Vicki W said...

What a spectacular quilt!

Kelly Young said...

wow!! what an undertaking! This quilt is amazing. I cannot even imagine the hours and hours it must have taken. It is breathtaking!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

MariQuilts said...

What an amazing quilt.....so beautiful!!

Barb in Mi said...

Wow - fabulous!

Quilty Conscience said...

Oh my! What dedication you have shown. Inspiring, spectacular, wonderful! Good for you! Toni

Living to work - working to live said...

Word fail me! Well they don't but the word I would use would offend some so I'll desist!!

Fabulous quilt.

Tiffany said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Wow.

audrey said...

Fabulous work!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, wow... Beautiful work! I had a hex piece that had about 450 pieces and THAT tested my patience. This is amazing...

Mina said...

WOW!

ANudge said...

That's beautiful! and a lot of meticulous work has gone into it -I'm in awe. And five years! Now that's dedication. You have my vote.

Allison said...

the use of value in this quilt is truly amazing!

Lee said...

Speechless! Hand pieced! Hand quilted! In awe!

Vera said...

Oh, it's marvellouse!!!!

Aoife said...

It's a stunning quilt! So much work in it. Wow!

Patti said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm sure it's even more spectacular in person! Congratulations and good luck in the festival.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Love your quilt! Hand is good, big projects are good, you'll want to do another someday. One is never enough!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--it's a beauty!!

oneenglishteacher said...

All that patience paid off. What a stunning quilt! I like how each block is a work of art that combines into a great work of art -- very reflective of your theme verse for the quilt title.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Totally unbelievable!

Camilla said...

Oh - My - Goodness! What a labour of love. Well done!

Pamelyn B said...

I love that you named it after a scripture reference. It's just wonderful.