Here's a quilt never seen on my blog before...
Introducing Gypsy Carnival.
Besides being rather bright and dazzling Gypsy Carnival's main feature are the colourful Prairie Points in the sashing and around the circles.
The folded triangles certainly add a fun 3D effect. They reminds me of festive bunting at a carnival, or strings of lights hung outside at a party.
The colourful garden fabric is Strawberry Serenade from Jane Sassaman's Early Birds range. It's one of my very favourite fabrics, so it's nice to finally get it out of my cupboard and use it in a quilt.
Always wanting to try new things I put Gypsy Carnival together using a Quilt as You Go method, quilting the 3 layers of quilt in sections before joining them together. It was great for using up odds and ends of batting. I thought it would be faster but I think it took me just as long as if I'd sewn it as a top and then quilted it all at once. It was also quite awkward sewing all the quilted pieces together. I wont be rushing to finish a quilt like this again but still it was good to try something different.
A benefit of QAYG was ending up with a planned backing. The sunflower thistles are more Jane Sassaman fabric, from her Prairie Gothic range, how perfect for a quilt with prairie points! It's teamed up wonderfully with the Sis Boom zebra fabric.
The front and back mix really well when swished about.
Outdoors in the afternoon sun...
So that's Gypsy Carnival, A bright colourful party in fabric.
If you've popped over from the Blogger's Quilt Festival thank you so much for visiting!
A super big Thank You to Amy for organising such a great event and to all the sponsors who support the festival.
Watch out for my other quilt entered in the festival in the Applique Category.