QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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…

Citrus Play Quilt Pattern Now Available

This past fall Curated Quilts, a quarterly magazine, posted submission guidelines for their second issue with a log cabin theme.  I don't typically work with log cabin blocks but since I had such a great time designing an entry for the Curated Quilt mini challenge I thought I'd challenge myself to design a modern log cabin baby quilt, 40" x 50".

Citrus Play
I knew right off I wanted to mix an organic black and white stripe with the crispness of solids.  I'm still in love with yellow so I chose a retro color palette.

When I started planing out a quilting design I wanted to keep it very "mod" and at the same time I didn't want it to distract from the structure of the log cabin blocks.  In the end I quilted a tumbler-esq shape for the background singling out a few areas to fill in with quilting completely and a point to point pattern for the log cabins.

Citrus Play

I couldn't be more thrilled to have this quilt included Curated Quilts' second issue.  If you haven't gotten your hands on a copy of either they first or second issue I highly recommend it.  The photography is beautiful, the gallery of quilts is amazing and there are great articles related to quilting as a creative outlet and art, including a very interesting article by Debbie Jeske, A Quilter's Table, with tips on how to bring that spark back to your creativity.

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" 1 Cor 1:18