Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Hypnotic Eye

Hello! If you are new to my blog, welcome! My name is Melissa and I am an aspiring quilt designer with a small shop over on Craftsy.  I am a mom to a beautiful and amazing almost 6 year old little girl and a wife to my very own personal hero (he’s a US Army Soldier).  If you are a regular here, thank you for sticking with me over the years.  I have recently taken a break on regular blogging but I am trying to make an effort, especially now that my daughter is in full-time kindergarten, to make more time to blogging.

My entry into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is my Hypnotic Eye Quilt.  I’ve decided to enter it into the original design category. I designed this block in EQ7 as a challenge for the Quilt Design a Day group over on Facebook. It is an outstanding group and if you want to further your design skills, I highly recommend joining!  The inspiration photo for the day was a seaside landscape and we were given the colors below.

Hypnotic Eye Inspiration - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comAt about the same time that I designed the block, a black and white challenge was announced for the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guilds. The challenge was to make black to white quilts with a pop of color.  Black to white meaning that you could use shades of gray as well.  I interpreted this challenge using all solids, and this is what I came up with.

Hypnotic Eye - http://blogs.sewbittersweetdesigns.comTo date, this is one of my favorite quilts that I have made.

Quilt Stats:

Designed, Pieced & Quilted by: Melissa Dunworth (me)
Batting: Warm & Natural
Fabrics: Kona Solids and American Made Brand Solids
Free Motion Zentangle Inspired Quilting

You can read more about this quilt in this post.  You can also read more about my quilting process on this quilt in this post.

I hope you will consider visiting the festival and voting for my quilt for Original Design!

And please keep coming back! I promise to be blogging more regularly!

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7 Responses to Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Hypnotic Eye

  1. Susan says:

    I already know I’ll visit, as soon as I figure out where the voting is, and I know your quilt will be one I vote for. You might have mentioned in stats the wonderful showing it just had in CA, too. =)

  2. I love the quilt, sorry I already voted. Glad you will be Blogging more.

  3. Debbie says:

    oh I’m glad you shared this one in the festival – it’s really cool!

  4. SarahZ says:

    This is gorgeous! I can see where the whole design would vary depending on fabric choices…excellent design, beautiful quilt!

  5. I adore this quilt. I would love to see this in various colorways. Are you releasing this as a pattern or is it already out?

  6. Jo Ferguson says:

    I’m glad you’ll have a little more time to blog. I enjoy seeing what you’re up too. Of course, you got my vote in the Festival.

  7. Cassandra says:

    This is such a beautiful design. I love the pop of turquoise within the grey scale fabrics.

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