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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…

Welcome Home!

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My Urban Trek quilt made it back home today!  As promised here are some  additional photographs of the quilt.

When I designed this quilt I didn't have a specific theme in mind and honestly naming my quilts is very difficult for me.  I'd liked to say there is a deep meaning to each quilt that shares a bit of who I am but I can't say that beyond I love quilts.  More than anything I want the quilt's name to describe the inspiration behind the design or sum up a theme in a few short words.  As said before I didn't have a theme for this quilt when I designed it.  It wasn't until I'd pieced the top that I began to see the urban city sights theme emerge, hence the name Urban Trek.

I began to see stop lights, man hole covers, cross walks and sky scrapers.  That's when I chose the quilting design to reflect that same textures of the city.

It's kind of ironic that I would be drawn such urban themes in many of my quilts because I don't live in the "big c…

Urban Trek Quilt

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I wasn't entirely truthful in my last post about my five favorite finishes in 2016.  I had to leave out my absolute favorite finish of 2016 because it is in the newest, now available, issue of Modern Patchwork Magazine (squeal)!

Back in October I submitted my Urban Trek quilt design and about a week later it was booked and I was given a 17 day deadline to make the quilt and write the pattern!  The following day my quilt Optics was reject by the same magazine, whew, and the very very understanding people at Modern Patchwork gave me an extra week to finish.  Here's the crazy part, I had it done by the original November 4th deadline.  I really didn't think I could do that.
Unfortunately, in the whirlwind I didn't get any good finished quilt pictures but this is what it looked like the morning before I packed it for shipping.  As soon as I have it back I'll get a better picture posted but the best pics will be in the magazine, along with the pattern.

This is one of those …