Blogger's Quilt Festival

Blogger’s Quilt Festival {Mirage}

Once a year, Amy of Amy’s Creative Side hosts the Blogger’s Quilt Festival (in the spring she hosts the #IGQuiltFest). Bloggers can share two quilts of their choosing by writing a new blog post for each quilt and linking to the festival link party. I always enjoy getting to see what is shared, so thanks to my long time followers for reading about this quilt again, and welcome to any new visitors!

El Mirage Dry Lake Bed

El Mirage Dry Lake Bed

Have you ever been in the desert and seen a shimmering mirage, blurring sand and sky? Have you ever looked out across the ocean or a lake and lost the reference for the horizon?

Mirage, Included in the 2019 Quilter's Planner Companion Magazine

Mirage, Included in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner Companion Magazine

The Mirage quilt pattern is a modern minimal quilt design that is meant to represent that jumble of senses when horizon and distance are no longer sharp and instead we enjoy the shimmering and dancing uncertainty. You can find the pattern in the companion magazine for the 2019 Quilter’s Planner.

A mix of Carolyn Freidlander prints were perfect for capturing the colors and mood I wanted to establish for this quilt, and I am excited to see the interlocking rings of color that others create with the design.

Mirage, Included in the 2019 Quilter's Planner Companion Magazine

Mirage, Included in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner Companion Magazine

These photographs of the Mirage quilt were taken on El Mirage Dry Lake Bed using my Quilt Photography Tool.

Please visit the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side taking place September 17 – 24, 2018, where you can post two of your quilts (new blog posts written this week) and see the other beautiful quilts entered in the festival.

Also linking up with Brag About Your Beauties, a new Friday finish linkup hosted by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty!

27 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival {Mirage}

  1. Nice to see this one again, Yvonne. Your design, choice of colors, and quilting all combined with the photo shoot are perfect!

  2. jennyfur66 says:

    I triple love your Mirage quilt.

  3. Love seeing this again in such a perfection type of spot! Ahh… You’ll think this funny, although you do see snow in your part of California, but when you said about the blurring of the horizon between ocean and sky, I thought, yeah, but another is snow and sky from Alberta days when they sky was actually white too. It’s very disconcerting!

  4. This is one of my absolute favorite designs you have created, I loved seeing it again.

  5. Heide says:

    Love your designs. This looks stunning in the dessert. Great colors and love the quilting.

  6. Patty says:

    I absolutely love this quilt and nothing can beat the location for a photo. Amazing!

  7. Frédérique says:

    Beautiful quilt, colors, quilting, eveything is wonderful!

  8. Love this and your photo shoot…wow!!!

  9. Danette says:

    This is such a lovely quilt! I love how the shading gets darker and a wonderful photograph!

  10. Kate says:

    It’s such a peaceful quilt. That bright blue sky seems to just jump into the quilt at the very top there.

  11. Jayne says:

    This is such a beauty and your vision of a mirage is loud and clear! Love the photo!

  12. Linda says:

    A lovely quilt! And your photos are wonderful!

  13. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Yvonne! Wow, your photography is just fab. As is this quilt – so nice and modern with beautiful minimal quilting but just enough to make it shine. It looks like it should be in a judging and taking first prize. ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. Susan says:

    This one is really cool – love it!

  15. aquilterstable says:

    This one’s a favorite of mine and I’m glad it’s in the QP magazine. I HAVE been in the desert and experienced that ‘jumble of senses’. I like how you describe that!

  16. Your fabric selection is spot-on here, Yvonne, and you undeniably achieve the effect you were going for. Well done!

  17. Lynda Heines says:

    I love the simplicity of this quilt. It is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  18. A beautiful quilt and the photo fits so well with the name. I love seeing it and it will be spectacular in the planner.

  19. Karon Scott says:

    Simplicity sometimes speaks the loudest. Beautiful quilt.

  20. Kaja says:

    This is one of those quilts you do so well, which looks beautifully simple and elegant, except of course that it’s not simple at all! I especially like your colour palette and the fab location shots.

  21. Cecilie says:

    Wow… love your quilt :)

  22. Yvonne, you are just so dang talented! Your work continually inspires me. Take care, Mary.

  23. Another stunning quilt, I love how the simple tones create such a striking design! Inspiring as ever ;)

  24. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Yvonne, I never get tired of seeing your quilts. This one is beautiful.

  25. Very pretty quilt. Love the way you photographed it.

  26. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    So pretty and fun to read the inspiration behind it.

  27. helen says:

    lovely quilt, one of my favourites. I have never been to the desert, (HAD plenty of desserts though!) We can see the wavery outline of the Scottish coast on a good day. Sort of , is that Scotland, or is that the skyline sort of thing

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