Monday, May 20, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Peace Around the Color Wheel

Welcome to the spring 2013 edition of Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy Ellis.

A few months ago I did a pattern test for a good friend. Rene' had written a pattern for an awesome peace sign in a variety of sizes. I tested the baby size, using solid kona cottons for the circle and tone-on-tone prints for the center spokes.
Because of all the white, I knew it needed some really exceptional quilting, so after completing it, I then passed it on to quilter extraordinaire, Krista Withers. I received it back a couple of days ago at quilt market in Portland. So say that I was speechless when I saw the quilting is putting it mildly!

Here you can see the moon (my favorite detail) a little better.
Size: 29 inches square.
Pattern by Rene' Martinez from Rene' Creates

Pieced by me
Machine quilted by Krista Withers
Category: ROYGBIV quilts 

I know you are anxious to see lots of quilts.  Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to stop here.  And thanks, Amy, for this opportunity for all of us to view amazing quilts from all around the world.


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Vicki said... #

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! That IS outstanding quilting. Seems like you just dropped it off. Be proud young lady, you did a wonderful job!!

Mama Pea said... #

Wow! I think her quilting took your quilt over the top! I mean it was already so gorgeous and YOU. Now, this quilting. Wow. What a joy you must be feeling!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

Beautiful Cindy! What a great fabric selection for the peace sign! I have to say that is some amazing quilting.

The Luedtke Family said... #

In one word, stunning!

CitricSugar said... #

Holy WOW! I see that collaboration is a marvellous thing - Rene's pattern, your colour insight, Krista's quilting… It's kismet!! Excuse me while I collect my jaw up off the floor….

Carla said... #

Hey Condy. Welcome home! The quilting on this is incredible. Enjoy your treasure.

Susan said... #

Great quilt! You must be very thrilled with it! The quilting is the 'icing on the cake'!!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said... #

This is soooo beautiful. And I love the quilting too :)

Mary said... #

Wow! What a great quilt! I love the quilting too! Fantastic!

Rene' said... #

Cindy, I love the rainbow color wheel choice of fabrics you pieced for the peace sign. Krista's quilting is just amazing. What a gorgeous quilt!!!!!

Deborah said... #

This is a beauty! Krista did an amazing job with the quilting, too!

Patti said... #

YOur piecing is just amazing, and then combine it with Krista's quilting, and it's perfection!

Poppyprint said... #

I loved your rainbow peace sign before but now with that killer quilting on it I super love it!! Wow, Cindy, you must be so pleased. It's a fabulous quilt!!

Katy Cameron said... #

It's fabulous, the quilting is amazing too!

Darlington Delights said... #

What a beautiful piece! The quilting is amazing...such talent. Thank you for sharing!

Amy Friend said... #

Fantastic collaboration!

Rebecca said... #

Quite stunning indeed!

Carla said... #

What a wonderful finish, Cindy! Aren't you just so excited! Are you signing Krista up to quilt Amish FW!?

Cindy Sharp said... #

Breath taking!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Beautiful job!!!

Soma @ said... #

Beautiful piecing and quilting, perfect teamwork!!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

I love this one, Cindy!

OPQuilt said... #

This is beautiful and how nice of you to give Krista lots of room to work her magic (it's a partnership, yes?) Didn't you drop off one more quilt when you were there? Saving that one for another post? I'll check back. . .


straythreads said... #

beautiful and gorgeous quilting

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

What a nice quilt Cindy and a wonderful way to show off some special quilting. Would love to talk about Market with you. I was in Portland the week before.