|"One Cake, Two cake, red cake blue cake" by Linda Neal/Jackie Brown|
I wanted to share some detail pix of 3-d effects that caught my attention... the above quilt was a party with lots of whimsical party items trapunto fuzzy hats, fun colors and great quilting.
|"Starry Ocean for mother Humpback Whales" by So Young Chung|
This one won for best color... note the first quilt I showed you, then this one that won for best use of color. Hmm.
What interested me with this one was the extreme texture both visual in line change, and use of folding.
Heavily quilted of course.
"Song of the Sea" by Kathy McNeal was full of three-D details and quilting.
I was fascinated with the little tentacles... I am not sure despite engaging others in seeking an answer, but I think they were made with ruched ribbons.
see the details a bit better here...
|Moonlight in the woods by Sandy Winfree|
This was full of texture, all achieved with fiber.
I found it very interesting to see so much texture. It seems over use of crystals might have seen it's day, and texture is being seen more often.
I have included 3-D effects in my quilts since I began quilting in 1984 so I'm glad to see more of it in shows.
|"Face to Face" by Pamela Pandolfi|
|detail of "So much life in a tiny seed" by Sharon Schlotzhauer|
Check out the detail work on the seed.
I have lots of pictures and was inspired by the work shown. I was surprised to see some quilts that won top prizes in Houston this year not place here, unless I missed seeing a ribbon.
I was reminded that judging is still subjective. The jurying process is subjective. Even great quilts are seen differently at different venues.
I was reminded to make my own work, the art that makes me happy in my style. Share it in shows if I decide to spend my time going through the entry hoops. Don't worry about the outcome. Do my best design work on each piece, enjoy the process, and love the finished quilts.
I did buy some fabric, some patterns for specialty bags, and picked up many row by row patterns.
I think I will relax a bit for the rest of the summer, and take some time to decide what direction I want to head in quilting.