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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2012 Quilt Show Entries

This is my latest original creation, Trinity. It is mainly hand embroidery! And yes, that is a first place ribbon on my little quilt, of which I am SO proud, because you just don't understand the talent in our wonderful guild. I was so honored to get a ribbon, and this one is very meaningful to me!

Honestly, I was compelled to make this quilt. I used to ask myself what my ideal job was. It had to be creative, I would be my own boss, work on my own schedule, and spread the Word of God. This fits the bill, and I hope to publish this as a pattern in the near future. If you hand embroider, or know someone that does, please share this with them. Don't hesitate to give me feedback as well.

This quilt is a fun fat quarter collection that I began a while ago. I simply collected about 20 fall-themed fat quarters. I then combined them with cream fat quarters, and voila! "Fancy Fall" was born. I was fortunate to be able to quilt this myself on a long-arm machine at Top Stitchery in Roberts Wisconsin. It was very interesting and challenging. If I had it to do over again, I'd put a border on this one, just to have even more fun quilting it! Special thanks to Jean Potter for all of her help and encouragement!
This is my new design called Diamond Twist. It is a table runner (with a 3rd place ribbon - very exciting,) and this one features hand appliqué and couching. If you scroll back to my last blog entry, you'll see it shows a red, white and blue quilt with close-ups of the machine quilting around embroidered flowers, and this is the same quilt pattern. How different they can be! Now, take a look at the photo below, and you will see a Christmas pillow, that is the same block, with appliqué and beads! I love the versatility of lights and darks and of varying color ways that give you multiple moods and purposes, just with fabric choices!  
It makes me want to revisit patterns and makes me feel like I'm getting more for my buck, and we all like that. 
 Next to the aforementioned pillow is the Madison Bag by Amy Butler. I just love this purse, and actually use it to carry around knitting: fits those long needles! I love, love, love the symmetrical design, and fussy cutting to match is the ultimate. Totally worth it in my opinion, and looks very professional.

Sorry, it must be "toot my own horn day" or something.
And last but definitely not least, I'll just show you the 2013 raffle quilt for next year's show! I think it is gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Fall!!!