Friday, 29 October 2010

Inspired by fall

Welcome to my blog, Mrs Moen! I am a quilter who designs patterns and teach classes on the side, and this is where I not-so-secretly record little pieces of my creative life. This is my third time participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side and I’m sure it will be just as fun as the previous ones. Living a no-sugar life I’m afraid I can’t offer you anything sweet, but I’ve got mini carrots, meat balls, diet soda and sugar free chocolate in the fridge if you’d like to stay for a while.

I have picked a small quilt for this show, “Inspired by fall” (8”*12”), one of my recent favourites.
I have been playing with yarn this fall, making a few flowery samples for “Playing with yarn” classes, and as the class title insinuates, playing and having fun myself as I have been preparing for the class. The quilt is made from cotton fabric, leftover pieces of yarn from this quilt, this quilt and this quilt and free motion quilted.

It’s the quilting that makes the fall forest come to life. Can you see the water running past the tree trunks?
It’s something about the cool colours that make the warm pop and the other way around.
I’ve got miles and miles of fluffy, puffy, bumpy and twisted yarn so there definitely will be more yarn quilts in my foreseeable future.

Click the button to see rest of the quilts.
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival


Quilting should always be this much fun.-)

35 comments:

  1. Wow but you are talented. What a wonderful piece you have created.

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  2. You are truly amazing. I love how unique your quilts are, and so so beautiful. This one is a new favorite!

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  3. Very interesting quilt. It's beautiful and fun. I like your technique.

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  4. What interesting texture!! A no sugar lifestyle - wow!!

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  5. How cool - I knew there's a reason why I started to collect all those lovely knitting yarns ... The depth you achieved in this little quilt is amazing!

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  6. This is amazing! I would love to learn this technique... very neat!

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  7. I love this Nina! Did you avoid the yarn when you quilted it? Is the netting the only thing holding the yarn trees? As usual thanks for getting my brain working.

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  8. Yummy yummy orange and turquoise in there. I like these yarn quilts, never seen them before you started showing them on your blog. xox Corrine

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  9. what a lovely little quilt. the close up pictures were great inspiration.

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  10. It turned out quite beautiful, Nina Lise. The binding is perfect...it blends right in with the trees. Lovely.

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  11. This is gorgeous and my favorite kind of quilt!

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  12. This is beautiful. I love the texture and colours!!

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  13. Hi Nina. I've been enjoying your yarn experiments. Nice one.

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  14. Lovely design and texture! Yummy blues and oranges!!

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  15. Very beautiful QUILT is work!

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  16. This is wonderful - love the texture and it's a perfect representation of fall!

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  17. Wow, love it! You are so talented.

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  18. Very vibrant colors, love your 'new' style.

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  19. This is wonderful! I enjoy to mix materials and always love colours!

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  20. Definitely the first yarn quilt I've seen! Cool!

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  21. Inventive, bright, fun, and smile inducing. Sounds like a recipe for plenty of fabric and yarn play! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  22. Nina, you always amaze me! Another lovely piece:)

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  23. Nina Lise, this one is so fun! I really love it. Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. Just got my Quilter's Home .... congratulations on being recognized!

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  24. Beautiful colour and texture in your quilt!
    This does look wonderful!

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  25. Exciting tecnique! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Wow! Very unique! The colors and textures are great! :)

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  27. Really cool technique! It's very pretty!

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  28. this is so cool...your quilts are always so amazing, intricate and just beautiful pieces of art

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  29. Truly creative and very inspiring.

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  30. Very non-traditional, but so interesting!!

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  31. What an innovative design! I love the yarn complete with all the bumps!

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  32. what a wonderful little quilt!! this is so marvelous and i want to try something just like it. the water running through is fantastic. thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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