Friday, May 18, 2012
Bloggers' Quilt Festival Spring 2012 - Red Deco
My contribution to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival is a quilt I no longer own. I had been studying up on Art Deco for a quilt I was making as a thank you for a friend. I ended up doing something entirely different for his quilt but I still had all those Art Deco ideas floating around in my head, so I made Red Deco. It was entirely different than anything I had made before.
I thought I should add that this quilt is 60 x 72 inches and was quilted on my domestic sewing machine.
Once it was finished I entered it in several quilt shows including Houston. I decided to list it for sale there, on a whim really as I had no idea if it would sell. I remember when I packed it up to send to the show I felt weird about sending it off, not knowing if I would ever see it again. I asked my husband,"what if someone buys it and uses it as a dog bed!".
I was surprised and honored to find out that Karey Bresenhan bought Red Deco for the IQA Corporate Collection, so I don't need to worry about it being used as a dog bed! I am proud that is a part of the collection but I miss it too.
Check out all the other quilts at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.