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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blogger Quilt Festival- Galaxy

This is my first time entering into the Blogger Festival. Last year, there were so many amazing quilts. I sat around the whole time with my coffee admiring all the beautiful work. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and I am excited to be apart of the festival this year. So, welcome!



I love the Dresden Plate pattern and this is a twist with just the curves. I wanted to create a  universe effect for this quilt. The rings are planets, and  I added the small circles as asteroids. I love how the color plays off the gray. I long arm quilted the ring from the upper left corner out. I added a large band of pebbling to make  milky way.


Quilting the  pebbles in the big milky way and planets was my favorite part of this quilt.  


The rings are appliqued using lightweight fusible interfacing to turn the rings. If you would like to see how that was done. The tutorial is here. I cut out round cardboard templates for the circles and wrapped them individually with fabric in aluminum foil and pressed with the iron. It gave them the nice edge. I then, zig zagged them all down. 


I want to thank my sister in law Terrie for the photo shoot, and these are a couple we took for fun with the quilt. 


Here's me (Yvonne) and the hubs (Jason) with galaxy. 
Galaxy Quilt designed, made, and quilted by Yvonne Campbell

Category: Original Design
Size: 88" x 96"
Technique: Pieced and Appliqued
Quilted on a Long Arm
Hand sewn binding

I hope you enjoyed stopping by and will come back again! Now, I am off to look at all the other beauties. Good luck! Happy sewing!










22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Good luck in the festival :)

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    1. Thank you. I just love being apart of the festival.

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  3. I love everything about this - and I never would have recognized the dresden idea behind it! Very cool.

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    1. Thanks, it just came to me one day. It would be awesome to have those brilliant moments everyday. :)

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  4. It is lovely design and idea behind! Enjoy the festival!

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    1. Thanks Vera! I do love being apart of all the fun! Good luck to you too!

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  5. This is such a fun quilt! Love all the color against the gray!

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  6. It looks great, the random placement and different sizes of the outer dresdens provide great visual interest.

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    1. Thank you. I love the simply color rings.

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  7. this is great! I love the colour against the grey :-)

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  8. What a cool way to look at the galaxy - i really like the way all the circles interact!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad that you like it.

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  9. I'm a big fan of circles and dots, so this is right up my alley - FUN!

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    1. Thank you, I really loved making it. I just put it on the bed. I am sorry for the late reply. I just saw your comment.

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  10. I love it! What a great way to use the Dresden plate tool...and those circles are so perfect. Beautiful design and execution!

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    1. Thanks Amy! It was fun to make and I love looking at it every day on my bed. Now, I just have to come up with the next quilt. :)

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