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Friday, November 29, 2013

Organic Pink Pickles - Revealed

 
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,
Karen

21 comments:

Every Stitch said...

All the best of luck - it is a stunner!

Ruth said...

Good luck! It is awesome!!

Barb and Sharon said...

This is so beautiful!
Barb@Witsend

Vivian said...

So many hours and days and weeks of work--and just look at this wonderful quilt. It's worthy of awards aplenty, Karen. How lovely! Wish I could see it in person.
A pickle dish quilt is one of the traditional ones on my bucket list, and yours encourages me to start one sooner, rather than later.
Cheers to you for a job well done!

Angie said...

Wonderful! I look forward to seeing it in person!

QuiltSue said...

I love it and your colour placement is just wonderful. It really makes your eyes wander around, but the dark reds keep them under control so they don't wander too far!

Barb said...

wonderful! good luck with it, it's a winner in my book.

Janan said...

Very stunning quilt, I really like the movement of the colors, and as you said, your eyes travel from the lights to the darks.
You did a fine job and great luck with the judges!
When will you know?

Esther said...

Beautiful, such fun bright colors, and your quilting is fabulous.

audrey said...

Gorgeous! It came together so beautifully. Best of luck with the judging, but either way, you're the winner--you get to keep it.:)

Venus de Hilo said...

Love this! Not usually a fan of grey, but it is wonderful with all the pink.

sophie said...

A beautiful DWR! I love your color choices.

Catherine said...

Oh wow, I love this. The colours are fantastic

Carla said...

If I were a judge, I'd pick this one! This is a masterpiece, truly, Karen!! Congratulations!!

stitchoutsidetheditch.com said...

A stunning quilt, and I think the only pickle dish variety. Love the color play and love the care with which you quilted it. The quilting design really compliments the piecing. Well done!

FlourishingPalms said...

This reveal is simply gorgeous! You can be very, very proud of yourself. It definitely looks modern, with that fun color combo, and that you quilted it yourself is a big plus, especially when it comes to calling it modern. Domestic machine quilting is something the MQG supports (though not always when it comes to judging). I bet you win something. So well done. I'm proud of you!

Kim Brackett said...

What a masterpiece! I can't wait to see this in person. You're so imaginative with your quilting, and this looks like it has some fun quilting going on. Love the dark melons around the edge, too. Great job!

Kim Brackett said...

What a masterpiece! I can't wait to see this in person. You're so imaginative with your quilting, and this looks like it has some fun quilting going on. Love the dark melons around the edge, too. Great job!

Barb and Sharon said...

Congratulations Karen. I knew this was a winning quilt when I saw it.
Barb@Witsend

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your very well deserved win. Your quilt is amazing

Ivete Tecedor said...

WOW this quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on winning the challenge!