Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Florida's Gifts

I went to a local quilt show on Saturday and have all sorts of thoughts comparing the judging in quilt shows to that in ice skating (or, as I just spelled it, ice staking). But my brain is not unscrambled enough to write coherently so instead, some random thoughts.

I enjoyed this quilt Florida's Gift by Barbara Stewart. I love this original design of carefully appliqued fruits and vegetables cut from printed fabrics:

And of course I completely forgot to take a detail shot. Meanwhile, Natalie C. won Best Machine Quilting and 1st Place in her category:

Natalie is a sweetie - she works one day a week at my favorite quilt shop, the JaMPatch, AND she's longarm quilting Cake for me. Woohoo.

I had to piece the backing together - a chore I truly hate. Pokey tried to lay claim to the fabrics:

I've been working on website and other computery stuff this week and have not had nearly enough time for sewing or quilting. My progress can be seen over in the Liberated Amish Get Together blog.

Thank you all for the feedback on the book title. I've picked a favorite, but it will be interesting to see what actually ends up on the book.


Marj said...

I can see why the quilt with the black background was your favorite. I bet that the quilting on it was pretty awesome in person.
I am excited that you are getting your own book published. After all you are very talented and have a style all your own. Thanks for all the teaching and inspiration that you share. Just one of your fans.

Twisted Quilts said...

I can't imagine judging quilts any more than I can imagine judging ice skating. There are very few quilts that I see that I don't like. Good luck with your book and website!

wishes, true and kind said...

Gorgeous quilts! I don't like making backs either.


Sarah said...

Tonya!!! I just saw your alphabet quilt in Gwen's L.Q.II.!!! Wow, that is so exciting. I hate piecing backing too :-)

jovaliquilts said...

The fruit and veggie quilt is a hoot of an idea! And how wonderful to have such a talented longarmer to quilt Cake for you.

YankeeQuilter said...

Such a great Pokey photo! Judging...don't get me started!

SewCalGal said...

Looks like a fun time at your local quilt show. I would have enjoyed going. Beautiful quilts. Like Pokey, I love the fabrics you selected for your next quilt. Can't wait to see what you create with it!


misha said...

I love the website. It looks so modern and clean - awesome.