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!

23 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Wow, Elaine, you've been busy. This turned out so beautiful. Are there prizes in your quilt show? When and where is the show?

Mary said...

This is my favorite Elaine - it's beautiful!

dot said...

Beautiful quilts. I really like this one. I certainly hope you bring home a ribbon.

Lindah said...

Wow, Elaine! This is really nice! The little critters and all the leaves and things are delightful.

Screen Door said...

What talent!!!The quilting, the fabric or the piecing of the blocks.....they're all winners.

joyce said...

What an amazingly intricate quilt. It's gorgeous. I hope you get first prize with the Viewer's Choice.

Angie said...

WOW, Elaine, I'm blown away by BOTH of these star quilts!!! Just totally awesome!! I love your quilting...so much thought and time put into both of them! They are wonderful!

Nellie's Needles said...

WOW! I wish I could see both of these star quilts in person to get a really good look at your wonderful quilting patterns.

Laurie Ann said...

Can't wait to see how your quilts do. They are both fantastic!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

WOW, WOW, lovely!!!

sMC said...

I'm with nellie... wish I could see it in real life. They are fantastic. You are fantiastic.

Connie said...

That is a wonderfully stunning quilt! Great work - good luck with the judges!

Annie said...

As many have said before me........WOW.......what a beautiful quilt!!! I just love the mix of colors as well as the pattern.....stunning!!!

atet said...

Your diamond quilts are amazing! I love the buttons and embellishments on your challenge quilt! As for cleaning -- yeah, I need to do some of that.

Rose Marie said...

Both quilts are gorgeous, but this one has my vote. The colours and the movement realy make this quilt.

Jeanne said...

Elaine, it is gorgeous! I wish I could see it in person. It's a sure winner in my book.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Very impressive Elaine. Good luck.

Morah said...

OH MY! This is amazing! Not one but two gorgeous quilts. You do fantastic work.

Carole said...

Wow, they are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Fingers crossed for you ! They are both absolutely stunning !

jovaliquilts said...

Wow -- amazing quilt! It's beautiful overall, and I clicked to enlarge the photo to look more closely. The piecing is beautiful and I totally love the quilting in the border. Just awesome.
Cheri

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Stunning! I love everything about this quilt and can't believe you got it done so quickly - seems like just yesterday you were piecing the segments.

Cheers!

Evelyn

mamaspark said...

OMG You are talking to me and you make quilts like this??? I am humbled!! It is simply outstanding!!!