Thursday, January 28, 2010

Two-Color Quilt Contest

Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

If you ever visit the Quilting Gallery, you may have seen some of the weekly contests they have been sponsoring. This week's theme is Two-Color Quilts. I decided to enter the quilt on our bed, a blue-and -white sampler.

The large blocks are from an Internet block swap back in the nineties. It took me years to figure out how to set these. I ended up floating them in wide expanses of white, and adding blue stars and rectangles to the outer borders. It was one of the first big quilts that I finished on my Gammill Classic. I spent a long time quilting designs in the white areas and custom-quilting each block. After washing, all those pretty feathers and motifs just kind of drew up into old-fashioned looking soft quilting. It is soft as a cloud!

The funny thing about this quilt is that as N.C.State fans and UNC enemies, Carolina Blue is not the color scheme of choice at our house. I dealt with this little problem by adding the NCSU Wolf mascot in the window of the house block, and naming this quilt Go Wolfpack!

This quilt is big enough to drape across the top of our king-size bed, and blends nicely with the soft tones of this lovely mural-sized painting that my father created for our kitchen dining nook in Cary. I guess serenity was the goal with seven kids crowded around the kitchen table. I got to take this painting home when my father sold the family home and moved to an apartment back in 2005.

Voting for the two-color quilt contest begins Friday morning on the Quilting Gallery Blog.


Bro. AJK said...

I enjoy how the flying geese blocks also have swimming geese.

Unknown said...

what a nice quilt and king sized, wow

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful quilt, good luck with it. I'll try to remember to vote.