It is so gratifying to hear about quilts once they leave my studio. I enjoy hearing how they are received or what journeys they may go on. Well, I received a delightful call and email the other day about a beautiful quilt I quilted for my client, Sue. Seems her quilt took home a few winning ribbons at the Arizona Quilter’s Guild Show!!! FYI, she had to explain to me what place a blue ribbon is! LOL! I don’t get out much. 🙂
Her quilt received 1st Place in its category AND the Mayor’s Award! To hear the excitement in Sue’s voice was worth more to me than any ribbon out there. Sue mentioned she would like to put the quilt in some shows. Deep down there was a little fear of that…her quilt is as traditional as they come. No bling, fabric painting, embellishments, or big open spaces for quilting, which has become very popular. Her quilt is a Baltimore with Jo Morton fabric. A winner in my book of course!! My goal was to complement the traditional nature of the quilt, but add my own spin on things. 🙂 I took the usual boatload of photos…enjoy!
Sue’s applique is phenomenal. Exquisite. Here is the kicker…she has only been doing applique for a couple of years. She says she never dreamed it was possible to get a 1st place with an applique quilt!! Right.
I love how the feathers nest perfectly under the banner applique.
Each block was quilted differently. I couldn’t believe the detail in the applique!! There were soooo many pieces! Lots of ditch quilting around every little piece. 🙂
I did a fair amount of quilting on the appliques. Not too much, but just some detail quilting where needed like on the pineapple or like on the butterfly wings below.
Only seemed right that I should feather some feathers for the chicken. 🙂
If I had to pick a favorite block…this is it. I just love it.
This block looked a little like a heart…love birds, so I continued that theme with the quilting.
The bees stripes are each appliqued as well as on the basket!!!
Seriously, the applique was amazing.