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31.5 My quilts that I put up in the show specifically

July 26, 2013

If you are a normal reader of my blog, you may recognize one, two, or even three of these quilts. Here they are.

Most were in the “smallest” quilt category, competing against themselves for viewer’s choice. And they’re pretty much all wallhangings.

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First the most obscure quilt I’ve done. I called it “irregular ice” and it’s pretty much a table runner with a strange shape. But I think it’s the shape that makes this quilt cool. 

Ice to remind me of cold.

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I was so glad they put the two Fibonacci quilts next to each other so they could be buddies. 

The only comment I got was on the feathers the one quilter who always wins awards and stuff said she liked my feathers.

I like the juxtaposition of the two differences together, one with lots of quilting one with a lot less, and the change of the borders to see how different that is with the same center fabrics.

These quilts make me feel like an “artist”.

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I have a small story to show and share later about this quilt, but here it is as it was hanging in the show (it’s changed since then a week or two ago).

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Third quilt I ever done. I love this quilt, this baltimore album quilt (Mimi Dietrich) that is the first headlong plunge directly into the world of hand applique.  Whee.

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I think that the Dancing Ribbons quilt has been talked about and shared a lot on this blog, but then again, a large portion of it was done during last spring & summer (2012). The hanger fell off my door and so currently need to rehang this quilt.

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I figured out a lot of things that I hid in this quilt.  I made a list and asked the questions on the description page to the quilt viewers.  This was placed a tiny bit high so I don’t know if a lot of people read this description or tried to find all the things.

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I loved getting a chance to see the back of my Exothermic Wonders quilt. Love the freeform piecing of this section with the quilt leftovers.

And of course, you gotta see the front side too which is now the center picture on my ipod.

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Which is the largest quilt to date I’ve ever ever done.  And LOTS of work.

Well I hope you enjoyed the quilt show that we had.  Feel free to pin back to the posts about the show.

7 comments

  1. They look great hanging up. Did you receive any awards?


    • no awards. no judging. free to show any good or bad quilt (not that there are bad quilts). There is a viewer’s choice award and that is all. I got 5 votes for my exothermic quilt for viewers choice sadly. At least it was displayed near the front and you could see both sides of it as I asked.


  2. Your quilts are beautiful Darla. You are definitely an artist. Dancing Ribbons is my favorite.


  3. These are gorgeous!!


  4. I hope you are proud of what you’re showing here, Darla. It seems Iike much of you goes into your quilts, spirit, thought, process. It’s good to see them together here.


    • I never realized how much I would put into my quilts, how much I would overwork and overthink, but how much I would enjoy both of those processes anyway. Thank you!


  5. Darla, I am way behind reading blogs, but I’ve really enjoying seeing all these pictures, others’ quilts and yours. “Don’t Panic” is my favorite. It’s gotten me interested in reading the books one of these days.



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