Saturday, March 04, 2006

IHQS, continued






I don't understand how to make Blogger put photos where I want them, so I have given up and am doing a new post! From the sublime to the ridiculous, here's my quilt, which won an Honorable Mention in Amateur Wall Quilt. I was amazed, truly, but of course very pleased. My biggest reaction at first was to be upset that the sign and ribbon had been placed to hide the sun, which is important for the idea and the design. So Elaine and I searched for a white glove lady, and when we couldn't find one, we chose a time when no one was looking and moved the sign ourselves. A fun exercise in rule breaking, hard for us well brought up ladies.

Since I despair of getting photos where I want them, here is just a collection of other quilts I liked. The circus quilt was made by Denise Havian, and won excellence in machine quilting and best professional wall quilt. It is wonderful, using bright novelty fabrics as well as traditional ones, and so rich in detail that it takes careful studying to appreciate. That's one of the marks of an outstanding quilt, I'm beginning to believe. The other one is the winner in Amateur Wall Quilts. It's based on Northwest Indian designs, which I haven't seen in a quilt before. The red background is heavily quilted.

5 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

Congrats! (I would never have been brave enough to move it, I applaud your nerve!)

Audrey said...

Congratulations on your award! Do you have a better picture of your quilt in past posts? It looks very interesting!

Kay said...

Audrey, a description of this quilt and a better picture is in the archives, Febrary 17, I think.

Jules said...

I love the global warming quilt! What a great idea. As a person who only gets gas every 3-4 weeks, I think this quilt is great.

The Calico Cat said...

I love your quilt! (the gas pumps are great! The all green cars make a statement, love the pieced block you used for the water - the city, the sun - all are wonderful! - I decided all of that before reading that it is your quilt! BTW Those are my colors - even though I really like the taupe too. I guess my horizons are expanding!