Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2014 – A Lot of Look

So I had a look back to see what I entered into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival last time around. I was shocked! While it was only late last year, I am amazed at the progress I have made since then. Who was that baby quilter? What a difference six months makes.
I’m only entering one quilt this season, as I feel like many of the others have had their time in the spotlight elsewhere. They’re ready to hang their bindings up and chillax. Mr. A Lot of Look though, well, he loves the spotlight, can’t get enough of it, in fact.

I even saw him practicing in the mirror, “Alright, Mr. Sparkles, I’m ready for my close-up.”


A Lot of Look was made in December 2013 for a very special long-distance friend, and her own new diva addition. I’m entering it in the Modern category because of it’s reliance on simple design, bold colour, and a strong use of shape. Wait, did I just describe myself?

Title: A Lot of Look
Size: 36″ x 36″
Quilt Design: Flying Geese
Patch size: 3″ x 6″
Quilting: Rainbow variegated thread, straight line quilting by me
Binding: Machine stitched front and back
Front Fabrics: Art Gallery Oval Elements & Moda Simply Color by V and Co. Ombres
Backing Fabrics: Art Gallery Fabrics, Carnaby Street, Lustrous Go-Go London
Label: Fabric label made by me, text written with Sharpie Stained markers
Favourite Part: That it looks exactly like it did in my head.

16 Responses

  1. Gee wiz Molli….it's sure fancy enough! Those solid shade changes are too perfect….are you sure you haven't photoshopped this one?

  2. Lynn Wilson says:

    Ding-dang-doodle! You have no right to be so good after such a short time! That is beautiful!

  3. Laurelle says:

    Love the effect you achieved with the Ombres. Beautiful 🙂

  4. Brenda says:

    It is a fun quilt, indeed. Love the perfect gradation of the colors. It just works beautifully.

  5. Awesome job – love it!

  6. Very nice. I like how (at least in the first picture) the ombre combined with the bright, bold colors gives it an almost shiny appearance. I am also impressed with how well your seams match – always seems to be a struggle for me, though I'm improving. Any tips?

  7. Major eye candy! Beautifully done 🙂 I am embarking on the Flying Geese parade myself. . . what method did you use? Those points are perfect!!

  8. Dropping by from BQF, smart design and great execution 😀

  9. Julia says:

    This is the kind of quilt I would make: bright colors, simple shapes. Definitely makes me happy!

  10. Charlotte says:

    I love this so much! The ombre is fantastic in this design.

  11. Kirsten says:

    Such a stunning quilt – love the ombre fabrics too!

  12. Jessamie says:

    Love the boldness of this quilt! You've managed to get some very bold colours to play nicely together – normally I would be looking for something to calm it down and yet this really doesn't need that Love it!!!

  13. CitricSugar says:

    What's a BQF without a Molli Sparkles? 🙂

    I do love this one – your use of the ombre is inspired but instead of letting fade away, you pumped up the volume!

  14. I love those fabrics too! I keep buying and using them – great work!

  15. I love the colour combinations and hues you have used-beautiful.

  16. Anne says:

    I figured Pat Bravo couldn't be wrong, so I gave this beauty a vote. 😀

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