Thursday, July 21, 2011

High Rise
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 for my followers you may remember my little tease, a photo of the back of this quilt, here?

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!

8 comments:

Margreth said...

Congratulation! I'm happy for you. It looks like a wonderful,exiting quilt.

Rachel Parris said...

I loved the article. Had read the original, but was very happy to be reminded. Satin stitching is still a challenge, but I have never loosened the top tension. Maybe this will help.

LynCC said...

Congratulations on the IQA selection!! High Rise is wonderful and cheery (as you said) - no wonder they want it. :D

Jan E said...

As always, gorgeous. I'm so happy for your success. Can't wait to see the quilt in person.

Jude Ongley-Mowris said...

Wow Kathy! I love this fiber art piece and congratulations on being juried in the quilt show! That is VERY exciting! I would STILL be doing the happy dance. I just found your blog and am anxious to read more. Congrats again!
(hey)Jude

kathy york said...

Thank you everyone! Rachel, hope you continue to try the satin stitch, it can be very rewarding!

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Congratulations. High Rise is a show piece of perfect stitches.
Hugs from Mary

lindacreates said...

Congratulations! Love the quilt.