Thursday, February 28, 2019

My New Quilt

My newest competition quilt, "The Value of Violet" is making her debut this week at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA. I am excited to hear how the quilt does, if any of my readers happen to be at the show.

What you may not know about me is how much I absolutely love purple. I have always loved purple, and all of its shades. This quilt was fun because it was all about this one color, but immensely challenging because it was only one color (I don't include the silver, as it is just the background). All dimension and movement is created solely by use of value. There are commercial cottons as well as silk Radiance in at least 7 colors (5 are shades of purple).
This original quilt was a year in the making. It is mostly hand turned-edge applique (all but the pieced diamond corners and outer border). It has significant embroidery and hand couching, hundreds of tiny dots (AKA 1/4" berries!), a little hand painting, and another crazy binding treatment! After I return, I will post a longer post with info and photos about her making, including some closer-up shots of the quilting. Right now, though, I am "tied" up in sunny and warm Daytona Beach teaching at the AQS Daytona show. Life is hard...LOL!

7 comments:

Marti M said...

Beautiful!

Mary Anderson said...

Wow! That is absolutely amazing! My favorite color as well.

Vicki W said...

I can't wait to see it tomorrow!

lvkwilt said...

What a spectacular quilt! I think it is the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen! I may be a bit partial since I love purple, but your work is stunning....hope you win big!

Farm Quilter said...

Gorgeous quilt!! I'm looking forward to close-up pictures of this beauty!

Rita J said...

I saw your quilt at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Fest. Do you think you might share some information on your binding method! Thank you. It’s beautiful and purple is my favorite color too.

Rita J said...

I saw your quilt at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Fest. I absolutely love it. Do you think you might share your technique for the binding? I find it fascinating. Thanks you.