Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's up to the Juror now

     I worked incredibly hard on quilting my flowering snowball with made fabric for the past days to get it photographed to enter it in Quilts Unlimited at The View in Old Forge, NY. The View is a gorgeous gallery and art/theater/classroom space that is bright and roomy. I used to be able to just send my quilts, but now they are juried. I was mad and skipped last year, but on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I fell in love with the space again at the National Watercolor Show. So, I came home and made up my mind to enter something. 
     I had to quilt the top, bind it and enter it by end of work day on Monday. I started quilting on Friday and finished late Sunday night. I wanted to stress the block designs with the quilting. I had to choose binding fabric (tough), make it, attach it, and photograph it. I took it outside to photograph and wouldn't you know it, it was when the eclipse was happening, so I had to wait a bit, then photo, crop and do a digital entry form and upload. I accomplished that at 3:30 Monday. Even if they reject the quilt, I love it and will find somewhere to show it.
The set up that had to wait for the eclipse to be over 

The back
Detail


I did the skinny blades the same alternating straight lines for uniformity, but made each half pointed oval a different design. I used Cream Glide and Cream PremoSoft.

8 comments:

Sue Moreman said...

I love it too!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fingers crossed for you - it's beautiful!

Barb said...

it's a great quilt - good luck!

Debbie said...

WOW....fabulous. And how long did it take to make your "made" fabric? I am not sure I would have the patience to do that then make the quilt. The quilting detail looks really good. I think it is a winner for sure.

Dre in PA said...

Wow. That's a lotta work. I thought for a moment the binding was pieced too, but thank goodness when I blew it up, that wasn't the case.
Good luck!! a

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That backing fabric is perfect for that quilt. What a great quilt. If they reject it, then they can't see, and need glasses.

Julie said...

Stunning work! It feels like looking through prismatic windows into a world beyond.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh that's a great quilt Linda - congratulations and good luck for your entry to the show!