Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sea Glass wins 2nd at MQX West!

I happily got the word this morning from some of my viewers in Oregon that my Sea Glass quilt has earned a 2nd place ribbon and a Teacher's ribbon! I know I may have shown a few of these pictures in the past posts, but heck, who cares. I will be able to take a better full quilt shot in a few weeks when I see it at another show. This one is bad, I know, because it is suspended from my balcony, and has horrible backwash light.
Some of my closer up pictures do, however show the quilting details. This one was before the bindig escapades.

I did add somewhere around 2500 crystals to the quilt. I bet it just twinkles...

For those interested, it is 63"x78", all batiks or hand-dyes top and back. I used Hobbs 80/20 with Tuscany wool on the top of that. The thread is Bottomline, a little So Fine and some Rainbows on the waves.


The binding looks nice (maybe not the best first attempt at a scallop border, but hey). The color changes of the binding match those of the outer border. And I added a tawny batik piping, which helps it lay nice and smooth. Added pain & suffering, yes, but it is worth it in the end.

I love my juxtiposed semi-traditional border of curved cross-hatching with the very free-form quilting of the interior of the quilt. A first for me to be so unstructured...

If you want to see more pictures, look here, and here , and here, and here. Or get yourself to Portland, OR this weekend to see it at MQX!~

13 comments:

Emma said...

Congratulations! This quilt is beautiful, and I love your use of crystals.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Strlady said...

Crazy beautiful! It definitely deserves the award. I love the scalloped border and the quilting is gorgeous... As always! :)
Congratulations!!!

LynCC said...

Exciting! This is a wonderful quilt. I would really love to see it in real life.

Diana said...

That is a beautiful quilting job! The quilt design is so simple that it is ALL ABOUT THE QUILTING.
You rocked it! Congratulations!

Amy said...

Congrats! Your quilting is wonderful.

Jamie in Louisiana said...

Stunning! I love everything about this quilt, but especially the inspirational quilting.

Chris Daly said...

What a stunning quilt!

Michele said...

That is so wonderful, it has a fun and funky vibe, but a formal feel too. I love the piping and crystals. congrats!

Desley said...

Congratulations! All the work with the binding colours was worth it :)

Katie said...

WOW, this is frikkin amazing - I am in awe.

*Stitches* said...

I saw it!!!!!!! It is absolutely fabulous!!! congratulations!

ferne said...

I just found your blog via Pinterest and I have to tell you that your quilting is amazing and very inspirational! I am trying very hard to perfect my FMQ skills and I know that it is not an easy task. Sometimes, just deciding what to quilt is the hardest part. I will be back to this blog for more inspiration!