My labor of love is finally finished (little happy dance). :) I've renamed it "Organic Pink Pickles" due to the nature of the quilting. This quilt is being entered into the NYC Modern Quilt Guild DWR Challenge. I first heard about this contest last summer and started thinking about entering. I designed this quilt on EQ7, started the blocks in July and just finished in Dec. (not exactly a quick process)!! But I am so pleased the end result.
The longarmers are able to use the specialty rulers and arcs and get nice, neat lines. But quilting on a domestic is so different and due to the freehand nature of the quilting, my lines are very "organic". (Plus I thought the play on words of organic pickles was extra fun)!!
I took the quilt outside and tried to get some different shots.
Several family members helped hold it up.
I love how your eye travels around the inside from the lighter circles to the darker ones.
I decided not to do all red melons around the outside border but mixed in some of the darker pinks. I like very scrappy quilts and this one is all that and more.
I have wanted to do a Pickle Dish for a long time....... and now I have. I will take some close up pictures later.
This journey has been so much fun. I'm keeping my fingers crossed as the judges make their choices on the winners.
Have a great day,