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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Quilt Week: Modern Applique
I am going to post a few of the quilts that I saw at Quilt Week in Des Moines that were memorable to me. Some of them will be prize winners and some will not. There was a much broader showing of quilts that I saw there than that I will talk about, but this is a slice of it. This was one of the quilts that I saw there that fascinated me, and that I thought I could make and make it well. I have a lot of short comings as a quilter, but color, design balance and embroidery are all strengths for me.
This detail shows what I am talking about. The decorative embroidery is so whimsical and pleasing. I love the playfulness of the sewing and embellishment. It is a quilt that would take a year to do, but in the end it would be an heirloom. I feel like I need to get a few easier quilts under my belt (I am working on number three, and I have number four started). Maybe when I hit 10 it will be time to think along these lines.
Mother of four boys.
Co-owner of three dogs.
No cats, no fish, no birds.
I watch movies.
I quilt and I embroider.
I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a neighbor, and a friend.