Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Back to work

I'm finally back to working on customer quilts.  This one I just finished for Jan from my guild, she wanted it done in time to enter in our guild quilt show at the end of June.  Her workmanship on this is amazing - she hand pieced it for accuracy and it sure is accurate!  She wanted lots of quilting and feathers.

I intensified the color in these images to make the details sharper.

The color really looks more like this.

I bought this pattern years ago, it is Vintage Moments by Marsha McCloskey.

I did not make it to MQS after all, I will have to wait until next year when it is in Wichita.  I sent three quilts, all customer quilts since I haven't had time to do my own.  They came home ribbon-less which makes me feel bad for my friends that let me enter their quilts!  I figure every quilt show is a crap shoot - it depends so much on what other quilts are entered, who the judges are and what they had for breakfast!

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.