Monday, March 18, 2013

My First Quilt Show Entry

So, I finished up my first Quilt Show entry last night!  I call it my Nightsky Plus Quilt.  It measures at 61x71, shrank two inches each way after washing.  Yesterday, I attached the label and the hanging sleeve with the help of my new, dear quilting friend Emily.  I didn't expect to be putting this quilt in the show but the show kinda snuck up on us.  This was the quilt I was working on at the time I heard about the MODERN category and I knew I could get finished in time.  (These pictures are pre-wash.)

I free motion quilted straight diagonal lines in a black aurifil thread all over and around the pluses.  I love the negative spaces and shapes around the pluses on the back!

The white cloud corner has a rounded corner and curvy edges to break up the structured pluses.  I improv pieced the pluses and used a variety of white, ivory, gray and Parson Gray fabrics. 

I'm so excited to see our MODERN category at the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show in Maryville, TN this weekend!  If you are local please come out and check it out. 

And Eli gives it his stamp of appoval!! (I made a matching drawstring bag for it!)


  1. I'm so excited!! Your quilt looks amazing! I can't wait for the show!

  2. I think it looks fantastic, Can't wait to see it hanging up at the show. Good Luck!

  3. spotted this on Flickr and really like it! Just thought I'd say! Good luck with the show.