Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Quilt Show Entry - Star in the Forest
This is my second entry which is also Diamonds, although it's purely coincidental that it actually matches the Quilt Show Theme.
It IS square - just held crooked. It's about 62 inches by 62 inches. The orange paper label says "This corner is the bottom."
I've been working on this for about 6 months, and am extremely happy with it. It is paper pieced, and I used many of my forest-y scraps. It is loosely based on many bicycle trips I made in the Smoky Mountains, years ago. I did the machine quilting on my DSM. Each of the 8 star segments is machine quilted in a different pattern, kinda sketchy in style. There are vines, mushrooms, and grasses quilted free-form in the side diamonds, many deer in the border, and a variety of oak leaves quilted in the corner borders. I used a variegated thread for the star and the deer, and a solid dark thread for the border leaves. The deer show up very well. There is a little bear hidden in among small diamonds. The backing is a busy fern-y melon color and hides my machine quilting where needed.
The quilt show is this weekend, and is a Viewers Choice. There are some amazing quilters in this area!