This year was a skip year for me at Quiltcon, but several of my quilts made the show.
Including Diving Geese. It was a last minute thought to enter it.
The process of designing and piecing the quilt seemed easy compared to the task of quilting all that negative space.
My thought was a sun-like concentric circle starting up in the top right corner, but actually sitting down to do it was, well…not happening.
So when in doubt consult a friend and a professional;)
Enter Krista Withers.
Amazing artist, long arm quilter, teacher, and FRIEND (MG;). Krista and I share a lot in common besides quilting and are even jokingly the only two members of our own secret society, which obviously I can’t tell you about:)
Krista brings a quilt top to a whole new level with her signature style of quilting.
AND she won 1st place in Machine Quilting!
It’s no surprise. It’s amazing.
My only request was some ‘ghost geese,’
and we had good laugh over the unintentional (or maybe) subliminal Star Trek symbol.
I polished it off with a narrow faux binding to give it a little bit of a frame with out the distraction of a colored binding or the flat edge of additional background fabric. It’s soft and lovely.
This is not our first collaboration merging design and quilting. When it comes to negative space I call on Krista.
(photo by Rendy Tucker Photography)
Krista quilted my Scattered Remake.
Plus the first,
and second Opposing Triangles.
And my Seattle Lone Star Quilt.
You can see more detail of Krista’s quilting in our other work together by following the links.
I’m off to lecture and teach this week in Victoria B.C. for The Victoria Quilter’s Guild (information on that here if you want to join in). I really enjoyed looking through their event lists and seeing how open they are too inviting ALL types of quilters into their world. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot in the days I spend with them.
Have a great week peeps;)
Full FYI (1) spots in Saturday’s paper piecing workshop.