I've joined two guilds here, Sun Bonnet Sues in Sequim and Cabin Fever Quilters in Port Townsend (about 40 minutes away). The SBS guild is HUGE--over 250 members; the CFQs are growing, we're up to 100 members now and may have to start looking for a larger meeting room!
A few months ago, CFQ asked if I would quilt their Opportunity Quilt. I was honored as I hadn't expected that at all. In a group of that many women, its easy to get lost. This is the beautiful quilt that the members put together:
It is so much prettier in person! I have really got to do something about my photography situation.
A close up of the center. I opted not to quilt in the applique on this one and just pebble around the design. It made the applique really pop. I also kept all the quilting very simple and basic, in an attempt to highlight the quilt, itself. (Remember, if you click on the picture, you get to see it "close-up")
I tried a couple of new things with this quilt. The curved crosshatch in the center of the star was a first for me. I have all the rulers, but haven't had a place where I thought it would work. I like it here, what do you think??
A close-up of the center. The colors chosen in making this quilt work so well together. I just love it! The colors in this picture are more true to the actual colors of the quilt. Its a beautiful combination and the bit of white just makes everything pop.
And, finally, a pic of the border treatment. I debated about this border for so long and finally came up with a (sort of) mirrored image effect.
No pics of the back on this one as it was too busy for the quilting to show. I was hoping for a solid black backing--it would have been a fun one to see on the reverse.
Thanks for stopping by!