I entered a quilt show. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival to be exact. I entered as an individual with no guild ties because I wanted to be judged and I'll get the judges comments back when I pick up my quilt. But LOOK! Do you see the ribbon? How could you miss it, right? 2nd place in applique. I never expected that!
Here's the back story on the quilt. It started as a challenge between two friends and there were quite a few guidelines.
- it needs to be based on a poem or song
- outside perimeter dimensions were not to exceed 160" (this one is 120")
- both piecing and applique need to be used ( the back is comprised of lots of pieced pinwheels in purple and the polka dot fabric)
- and like the Hoffman Challenge, a certain fabric (in this case the polka dots) needed to be used.
I hand painted the background for this original design and am extremely pleased with the way it turned out. All the applique is satin stitched including the lamé on the dragonfly wings. My drawing style is pretty obviously cartoons. Try as I might to do realistic, it just doesn't happen.
Deb Geyer, in Anderson, Indiana did the quilting.