My Favorite Quilt: Kelly Feane of Jeliquilts

on June 2 | in Featured Creativity, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 3 Comments

Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit curated our My Favorite Quilt series! Visit for a new quilt every day, and join the fun with your own link.


Kelly’s quilts, especially her rainbow quilts, are “eye-catching!” I think you’ll agree when you see her choice quilt (“eye” know, there are some bad puns here – sorry I’m not sorry). Kelly calls herself an “obsessive” Instagrammer and she has “just dipped her toe” in pattern writing. Check out Goosed Up, her first paper pieced pattern! I can’t get over her tiny flying geese! Kelly’s blog always offers a fresh perspective…

Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
My favorite quilt is my pixelated eye quilt “Wink” that I made last year. I fell in love with Caro Sheridan’s pixelated eye quilt and promptly signed up to take her Pixels to Patchwork Craftsy course because I needed to make one of my own. After days of deliberation I finally chose to use my graduation picture and used a little artistic license when it came to picking out fabrics for my eye color. Solid fabrics are perfect partners for pixelated quilts and I used Kona cotton solids in Snow, Ash, Medium grey, Steel, Coal, Charcoal, Pepper, Royal, Water and Caribbean.

Wink by Kelly Feane

Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
Wink was entered into the 2013 National Quilt Championships held at Sandown, Esher, as part of a London Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.

What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
Every time I look at the quilt it reminds me of how much I loved the whole process of making it. I can’t say that I have ever enjoyed making a quilt more than this one and may be that is because I can say that every part of it is my design. It also reminds me of being young and wrinkle free.

Back of Wink

What do you like best about the quilt?
I love the quilting and I am pretty partial to the back. I quilted an all over curved grid in with 50wt Aurifil thread, which gave so much texture to the quilt.

How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
I got a whole lot stricter with sewing an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance. I also learned to love the design process, which is something I had shied away from before.

If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
I would make it bigger so I could snuggle under it and I would make sure that the IKEA print on the back was straight.

Where is the quilt now?
It hangs on the wall above my bed.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Quilt

What about you? What’s your favorite quilt? Answer our questions on your blog and then link up on any of the daily posts. (You can even use the “My Favorite Quilt” button if you want!: http://www.sewmamasew.com/june2014/myfavoritequilt150.jpg) We’re giving away three $25 gift certificates to Fabricworm, randomly drawn from all entries in June.


Rules:

  • You can link up anytime throughout the month (6/1 – 6/30).
  • Your post must be a new, original post about a favorite quilt that you have made.
  • You can answer all or some of the questions below.
  • Click on links to read and comment on other posts! Quilty love should be shared.

Questions:

  • Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
  • Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
  • What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
  • What do you like best about the quilt?
  • How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
  • If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
  • Where is the quilt now?

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3 Responses to My Favorite Quilt: Kelly Feane of Jeliquilts

  1. Geraldine says:

    Kelly,, this quilt is wonderful, you have not only created a pixelated quilt but one that emotes! a near impossibility one would think but not so. Well done on going with your instincts. As for the back, I didn’t notice that the text print was crooked until you mentioned it. Nice to know you have that same quilter gene of being super picky of our own projects.

  2. Vera says:

    I love pixelated quilts. Yours is beautiful!

  3. Barbara says:

    This quilt affected me quite differently than most who will see it. It was a stark reminder that I will soon enough lose the sight in my right eye. At first I thought that perhaps it could represent someone else’s loss of an eye, and provided a way to “hold on” to it, or perhaps just a tribute to vision in general, but then, I sometimes look for symbolism where I shouldn’t. One never knows what another will “see” in any work of art.

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