October 28, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted twice yearly by Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side.  For my second entry in this fall's festival, I am offering my Ode To Joy quilt:



I originally blogged about this quilt here.  The quilt is inspired by Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which in turn incorporates Friedrich Schiller's "An die Freude," or "Ode to Joy."  I incorporated text from the poem in multiple ways, and the paper-pieced musical notes spell out the first part of Beethoven's theme.  The fabrics are primarily Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee and Tim Holtz's Eclectic Elements, plus some custom fabric from Spoonflower featuring scans from the choral score.  


See my original blog post for more information about the design of this quilt, and more photos.


Thanks to Amy for hosting the festival!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! Love this quilt. It's so happy and fun. My mom had this song played while she walked down the aisle at all her kids weddings (there were 11 weddings total!). Thanks for sharing your great quilt.:)

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  2. This is a wonderful quilt, and so creative! How long did you work on it?

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  3. This is a spectacular quilt. Joyful, Joyful, is one of my favorite hymns. It is one I chose for my ordination service as a Lutheran pastor.

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  4. Beautiful and looks like it was a lot of work! Love the colors.

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  5. This really takes my breath away - love the design and it's beautifully executed!

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  6. Hi! This is mpost beautiful quilt! I love your colours and the design! x Teje

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  7. Awesome quilt! I love the lively saturated colors and it's even better with the explanation about your inspiration!

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  8. This is a lovely quilt! I love your inspiration and it's made me so happy to see it - thank you!

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  9. What fun -- a very creative layout!!

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  10. Beautiful quilt. And inded, it shows Freude. Wunderschön.

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