Quilt On!

I simply cannot contain my passion for quilting…it permeates every hour of every day and has for the past eleven years.  Quite some time ago I realized I wanted to post photos of the quilts I complete for my clients, as well as quilts I make for myself; that led to this venue.

I made a list of goals for my quilting journey at the end of 2011.  One of those goals was to enter shows this year, to stretch myself to create quilts for competition.  The competition criteria is quite a bit different from the quilts I usually work on or create for my family and friends: technically rigorous, carefully designed, and so heavily quilted I would consider them “for display only.”  They must also, however, have the spark of life that draws the viewer in, that makes you wonder, “How did she do that?”

Earlier this year as I began to work on my design, I realized I needed to create a smaller piece as part of the learning process.  That smaller piece is shown here.  I entered it into the Denver National Quilt Festival this past May and was awarded a Judge’s Choice Award.  I am thrilled!

Round & Round We Go, 30″x31″

This is the technique I am developing this year.  The quilt is a wholecloth quilt, first completely quilted, then painted.  I am using pastel chalk to apply the color. Some of the elements in this quilt are also in the quilt I am currently working on, “Autumn Pathways.”

I intend to post photos of my progress on that quilt, as well as the results of the quilting I do for my many talented clients.

The Quixotic Quilter

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3 Comments

  1. debby said,

    June 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Yummy yummy colors and pattern!

  2. Joyce said,

    June 11, 2012 at 2:19 am

    WOW WOW WOW We are so proud

  3. Gayle Freeman said,

    June 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I recognize that princess! Liking the blog, girl.


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