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QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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I'm back and finally getting over being exhausted but I had an amazing time at QuiltCon this year.  I think the best part of the show is running into so many fellow quilters that I've only met online, meeting all the new people and seeing old friends! 

I had four quilts in the competition part of the show, two in the Quilt of the Month showcase and the giveaway quilt.  I received judges notes on the four quilts in the competition portion of the show.  I would like to share the judges comments in hopes it will make them less terrifying and encourage others to enter in QuiltCon and other shows.  First up Colonnade, by far my favorite make of 2018:

QuiltCon judges notes vary from other quilt shows in that they don't give a quantified score.  Pluses next to one of the considerations indicates that the quilt being evaluated excelled in that area, or at least that is how it has been explained to me and then the judges leave comments on the bottom of the page.  I think Colonnad…

An Experiment

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It's been way to long since I've posted but there are a couple reasons.  The first, I had to finish a project that I won't be able to share until September and next it just seemed to take forever to finish my Mt Baker quilt.  It's 50" x 60".
I'd been noticing a trend in graphic art which combined geometric shapes and photography.  I thought that this could be done in a quilt and found a picture I took of Mt Baker.  I had the picture printed at Spoonflower and used fabric from my stash for the rest of the quilt even the backing!

Again, I used my walking foot to quilt this project with 50 weight thread.  I'm hoping to branch out with some free motion quilting but after I decided to practice every Monday I broke my darning foot, of course.  I now have a replacement and no excuse not to practice.

I also have to  share a picture of my daughter, CoraJoan, "helping."  She runs around taking pictures with an old camera, mostly pointed the wrong way but…