Barb shared the good news tonight that the antique kimono quilt I quilted and finished just a day before my spine surgery won “Best of Show” at the Folsom Quilt Guild in Folsom, CA. It also won a first place, too, in the memory quilt category.
I wish I had some good pictures, but here are some snapshots of this wonderful quilt that Barb pieced and designed for her friend, Sally. Sally is planning to hang this quilt in a place of honor in her home.
This photo shows an overview of the back of the quilt:
Here is the front of the quilt, just after I finished it:
Another front view showing the silk blocks, photo transfers, etc.:
Kimono Block front:
Another kimono front:
The back shot of this block:
and another kimono block back:
So, above are the pictures of this quilt showing my quilting design. Now some detail info for machine quilters: Notice I have lots of freehand quilting, some ruler work and 2 stencils to blend together for this quilt design. Design elements are repeated throughout the quilt for unity.
I feel that the quilting design is cohesive, balanced, and I carefully picked the thread colors so that the quilting did not overpower the photo transfers or quilt design. Overall, I used about 10 different thread colors. In the center section, I curved lines to draw the eye towards the center, the focal point photo on this quilt.
My congrats to Barb on this Best of Show win- our second together at the Folsom Guild. My only regret is that I am still recovering from my surgery and am unable to see the quilting hanging in the show. Hopefully, someone will send me some good quality pictures.
Oh yes, I also want to mention that the lovely silk photo transfers were done by my good friends, the Pixeladies, Deb and Kris. If the names sound familiar, it is because they will be teaching Photoshop Elements next month on quiltwhisper.com/forum. An announcement will be made most likely within a week.
I have been recovering from my surgery the last 3 weeks, which means I lay down most of the day, interspersed with walking. I am normally very active before surgery, so I was feeling a bit of recovery boredom the last few days. This bit of news cheers me up!! Hugs, Carla