50" x 33"
Oh, just so HAPPY to announce that my quilt, High Rise, has been accepted to IQA in Houston this fall!!
This quilt was a bit of a challenge for me, and no, not because of my bike wreck. It was mostly completed before that. It was a challenge because I tried some new techniques and because I did not plan the layout of the blocks. I tried to loosen up a bit and just try a random pulling of the blocks and laying them in order. I think I only rearranged about 4 blocks which is an amazing feat for me! Wow, I think I got really lucky because it just looks so great to me! I have had this up on my studio wall since last summer and have just enjoyed having it around so much. It is bright, and pretty, and peppy. I loved all the hand stitching too, it gives it such a great texture and warmth.
And a detail shot for you!
And, I just got an email this morning that Interweave is offering a free downloadable book called Essential Embroidery Stitches which is featuring an article I wrote for Quilting Arts about satin stitch along with a number of other quilt artists and their stitching techniques. So, if you want to read more about it, you can follow the link, here!