I should have called this post, the quilt that refuses to be photographed. Lessons learned about that? Next time, I won’t color match the thread to the fabric. I think that is why it just doesn’t photograph. If I had it to do again, I’d try for a lighter shaded silk and a darker shaded thread. I want to do one in gold fabric and brown thread.
The first picture shows the right color and the second one shows the detail.
The judge said:
Excellent visual impact
Well balanced design
Appropriate use of embroidery/embellishment
Fabric well chosen for design
Color well chosen for design
Good choice of design and style of quilting
Quilting is evenly distributed and well done
Excellent execution of a difficult binding
I used a knife edge for this, tucking both the front and the back to the inside, so there is no separate binding added.
Quilt is flat and even without distortion
If only she knew how much work I put into making that happen.
Whole cloth is exquisite, designed and proportional. It is luminous.
Things to improve were
Quilting stitches should be uniform.
I think that’s because I did some with the walking foot and the stitches are bigger there. Or, maybe she saw where sometimes I was more relaxed and my stitches were bigger and sometimes, I was stressed and the stitches get tiny.
I don’t think I ever showed what I ended up putting in the greek key border. I filled half of it with more fern fronds.
That’s another shot of the area around the central ferns.
Okay, so enough of that.