Friday, October 25, 2013

Neon Bounce - Bloggers Quilt Festival













This is my most recent finish - Neon Bounce.
I finished it just in time to come on a recent day trip to Circular Quay in Sydney. 

First stop was the Sydney Opera House. 


This graceful, iconic building is celebrating it's 40th birthday this week.
Happy Birthday Opera House!!


From a distance the sail-like building gleams a bright white 

 but close it looks as though it's made of patchwork.



We continued on our way and met a snail who fancied using my quilt as a scarf.

On a ferry about to go under the Sydney Harbour Bridge...

Happy Clowns , open mouthed in amazement

Hard to belive anything is brighter than those neon fabrics but this radiant sun was shining brightly. 

But this is my favourite photo of all. Fancy bumping into someone tall enough to hold an 80 inch quilt so effortlessly. 

After having a fun day out seeing the sights Neon Bounce looks right at home in the place it was made for - the end of my hallway. 

Name: Neon Bounce
Size: 25 x 85 inches
Pattern : Me!  Rachaeldaisy
Pieced and Quilted by : Me! 
Festival Category: Wall Hanging

AmysCreativeSide

I'm linking up to Bloggers Quilt Festival, one of my favourite times in the blogisphere. Lovely days of reading about wonderful quilts and finding new blogs to follow.
A big Thank You to Amy from Amy's Creative Side and all the wonderful sponsors for this super fun event  


This is one of two quilts I've entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.
Follow this link to my other quilt, Scrappyluscious Stars. entered in the Scrappy Quilt category.

53 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I don't know what's more impressive- the locations shots around Circular Quay, the 8ft man or your hallway full of beautiful quilts!

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Ok, these have got to be my favorite quilt photos EVER! Stunning quilt Rachael, it looks amazing in it's home.

Collette said...

this is such a fun hanging and so are your photos!! I love it so much ! x

Shakey Stitches said...

You must have so much fun taking quilt photos. I would be to shy so good on you.

Heather said...

How fun is this. I love how one of the balls I'd bouncing off the edge of the quilt. Your hall way looks like a bright and happy place.

Barb said...

great quilt! wow - the neon really pops and is so fun!
Loved the photo shoot, so creative and fun to see.
You have a fabulous gallery hall at home - love it!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

This quilt is so beautiful and colorful! I love the picture of the clowns, too funny!!!

Deborah said...

Taking my breath away.....again!!

Charlotte said...

I love the feeling of motion that comes from having one of the circles extending over the edge. Brilliant idea! Enjoy the festival :-)

~Kelie~ said...

This is gorgeous!!!

DianeY said...

Love this one, too! Your quilts always amaze me!

smazoochie said...

Another excellent finish! And another beautiful photo shoot -- is that gbf on stilts? ;-)
Though I think I'm partial to the pic in its natural habitat.
Well done!

Melissa P said...

Fantastic! The photos really show off the colors and design elements perfectly. But I think my favorite one is the one of your hallway. There's nothing quite like the feeling of having handmade, well loved quilts hanging around your space.

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh what fun! Your circles with straight lines create a work of modern art. Very original and fun to look at. I want to study each round composition. Love your pieced light gray background and your black stitching too. That is some great hall way!

tubakk said...

I love the way you took all these pictures. And your quilt is so fun!

Kelly said...

This is just genius - LOVE it! The pics are hysterical and show it off to perfection.

Karen said...

Fabulous! What a great excuse to get out, photo shoot for a quilt! I see a designer in the making here. Hope you have a great weekend.

Pam said...

love this xo

Di said...

Your quilt outshines even our Opera House, Rachael! What a perfect spot for a photo shoot. This fabulous quilt is a winner! xxx

Melody said...

Fabulous quilt and brilliant pics

Erica Spinks said...

What fun! The quilt is fab and the photo styling is joyous. I love.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

The neon really pops! Looks like you had heaps of fun taking those pics :)

audrey said...

So much energy in this wall hanging! It really has a fun vibe going on.:)

Sew Surprising said...

BMD you just make me smile so much. Love it and the photo opps are great, and Im loving your hallway :)

Jeneta said...

You are too clever! I love the diversity in your quilt making; every quilt is always so different. Your photography is, as always, superb!

Maggie A said...

Love, love, love it

Vickie said...

OK, you know what a fan of yours I am....it's time you wrote a book on diverse quilting ! This quilt is just as beautiful as all the rest of yours !

Karen said...

I love your quilt and I love all the photos as well. The design is stunning. How wonderful to be able to take photos in all those iconic places! And your hallway looks amazing, too!

Patti said...

Love your piecing and use of colour, and the photo shoot was so much fun!

Lynne Shandley said...

Wowee! What amazing quilts, and of course the settings are lovely (and iconic!). Do we see DBF's fingies making a guest appearance?
Your hallway must be the happiest place on earth :-)

Katy Cameron said...

I don't know how this slipped past my reader yesterday (really, in those colours? lol) But I love it, it's fab! I especially love it with the snail :oD

Rebecka said...

Your quilt is great and I love all your photos. Especially the one on the steps and the snail. Beautiful work!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love LOVE this quilt and, well, the photography--I don't even have the words to say how cool it is!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Stunning quilt and love the photography - looks like you had a fun day in Sydney with the quilt.

needleandspindle said...

OK Wow! You are as prolific as, as, as...a really prolific person! I think you might need a bigger hall!

Kate said...

Fun, fun photo shoot for a very bright and fun wall hanging!

Susan Owenby said...

I do love those colors! The bigger and the brighter, the more I love it. This one fits the bill for sure. :)

Renee said...

What a fun quilt! And that hallway of quilts is just awesome!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh my goodness! This is seriously the funniest post ever! You had me at the snail wearing a scarf but then a clown on stilts??? You should totally win not just because it's an awesome quilt but also for the most creative photos:). You have a gorgeous hallway btw.

CitricSugar said...

You're right, Rachael - I do love improv quilting so this piece is a treat! Great work!

Your photo tour is too fun!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael what a photo shoot...oh those laughing clowns...I love those and can never resist a game when I see them! What a great hallway of quilts you have there!

Sujata Shah said...

Rachael..Rachael..Rachael..!!!!
Oh what fun! Fun quilt and fun pictures.. Smiles all the way around. I am like those clowns right now with my jaws wide open :)

fallingforpieces said...

Wow do I love this! What fabrics are you using for the neons?

PugMom said...

Love your Neon Bounce quilt and your clever photo shoot! What a great combination!

Helenjean said...

love both the clowns and the photoshoot, we had a great trip to Sidney 3 years ago

Ann Marie said...

An impressive hallway! I don't think I've ever commented on a hallway before. The quilt is pretty great too.

Judy said...

Wow, I love the bright, bold neon colors against the gray. Nice choices! You do such a great job taking photographs, it's like taking an armchair vacation seeing the photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Little Island Quilting said...

Sooooo cool. You certainly gave it a good outing!!

Lisa said...

How fun! I love the picture of your quilt on the giant green snail! Love the bold colors!

Jennie said...

Perfect name for a great quilt! Love the colours.

Salley said...

You can never have too much colour! Love how you've snapped it, esp with the snail. Good luck with the BQF.

Linda said...

Fabulous! As always your photos are great! Such amazing backdrops to your quirky quilt. Love it at the end of your hallway.

Dasha said...

Lovely photography - all of it! Oh and the quilt is pretty good too. ;-)

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