Friday, February 14, 2014

Marcelle gets some press

I never get tired of this quilt. It is hanging in my dining room and sometimes I just stand there and stare at it. With the combination of the vibrant Oakshott cottons, the dots and stripes, and the phenomenal quilting by Krista Withers, it just seems to glow.

So when I received a request from Adrianne to use Marcelle's picture in her post about medallion quilts in the weekly column she writes for the My Stars blog, I was thrilled.

Here is what Adrianne had to say:

Marcelle Goes to the Circus by Cindy Wiens radiates life. Notice Cindy’s use of bold saturated colors mixed with neutral grays and creams. The red pulls your eye right to the center. The scrappy confetti of color in the middle area dances all around. The dark, muted tones along the outside ring is a brilliant way to contain the composition. It visually stops at the edge and then leads you right back to the center again. There is so much wonderful movement in this quilt.

Such nice words. Marcelle and I may both be blushing just a little bit.

You can read the rest of her post here, along with some great hints for designing your own medallion quilt. Thanks so much , Adrianne!

18 comments:

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

It deserves front page of Love Patchwork & Quilting too Cindy, and this recognition is awesome.

Archie the wonder dog said... #

All the attention is well-deserved!

Vicki said... #

Congratulations on the kind words expressed by Adrianne in her article! She is a true beauty.

Natasha said... #

Lovely words indeed, it is an amazing quilt. Well done.

Debbie said... #

Very cool! Recognition well deserved!

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said... #

Beautiful

Katy Cameron said... #

Congrats :o)

Needled Mom said... #

It is a beauty and deserving of the accolades.

Sara said... #

All of her words are so true!!! Marvelous job Cindy!!!!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

A worthy example of perfection I reckon! xxx

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

How wonderful. Good for you and Marcelle too.

Molly said... #

couldn't agree more!

FlourishingPalms said... #

Marcelle, and you (especially!) deserve the attention! This is a great quilt, Cindy - the best of what you do - choosing colors. Because of you, I now own a fq bundle of Oakshott cotton, and don't have a clue what to do with it! :-) Aren't you happy now. Yes, you're an enabler. Congrats on the special recognition!

Sarah Fredette said... #

I don't know how I missed seeing this quilt before now, but I'm sure I was suffering. This is GORGEOUS! And the all caps is most definitely deserved. There's not a thing I don't love about this quilt. Congratulations on the press!!

ChristaQuilts said... #

How exciting! This is such a gorgeous quilt with all that yummy color!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said... #

Gorgeous quilt! I can see why you stop to admire it! I would too! And the words of the press are so right on, great quilt executed perfectly!

Rachaeldaisy said... #

Such a gorgeous quilt deserves lots of attention!!

Rebecca Lynne said... #

I never tire of looking at this quilt. I am so glad others appreciate it and love it as much as you do Cindy!