Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Monet art quilt - a Blogger's Quilt Festival entry

Welcome those of you visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  My I present my entry for the Art Quilt category: My Monet.

Monet Inspired wall quilt

I created this quilt for the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge.  It was inspired by an art lesson that I taught about Monet's Houses of Parliament series of paintings.

My Houses of Parliament close up

I had so much fun making this quilt!  And I must admit, it came out MUCH better than the painting I made during the art lessons!!  I am embarrassed to even show that.

My Monet stitching

I think it is Purpilicious!

Quilt Stats:

Size:  This wall quilt measures 19 inches by 15 inches
Design: is inspired by Monet's Houses of Parliament series of paintings, and an art lesson taught through the Hands on Art program at my daughter's school.
Techniques: I used fusible to create the scene, then quilted the daylights out of it!
Quilting: by Me!  I used a variety of threads for the quilting.  Basically anything I had that was purple; I know several of them were Auriful.  The gray threads were a So Fine Superior Thread.
Fabric: various Kona cotton solids.

If you are interested in a more detailed step by step how I made this quilt, I took photos along the way and here is the tutorial so you can make your own Monet.

I hope you will consider my entry in the art quilt category.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Lovely to see it again! I'll be looking out for it when I get five minutes ( hours ) to look at all the entries and cast my vote! X

  2. Have I gushed enough about this one yet? Because I love it to infinity.

  3. This is my favorite thing your have ever made. I am just amazed at it. I can see your quilting talent, but also your artistic skills, and they both worked so well together. I will give the category a fair look over, but honestly, this one is it for me. Good luck

  4. I'm so happy to see that you' ex entered this Jen! I have admired it and your talent from the first time seeing it on your blog!

  5. Fantastic quilt - and now excuse me, I need to checkout your tutorial !

  6. So pretty! I love the purple with orange pops!

  7. Beautiful interpretation! I love seeing classic art turned quilt!

  8. Love your interpretation! You should be proud.

  9. So cool. Love the depth of all the purple.

  10. Beautiful! I love the purple.
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  11. so pretty and invokes so much about the idea of London!


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