Miri, Milk And Honey Quilts, just reminded me that the Blogger's Quilt Festival is online again and here's my choice.
I blogged about it already when I finally brought it to completion, my Stash New York Beauty.
Almost all the fabrics came from my stash, exceptions being the larger pieces in a couple of the border areas and the backing & binding, a beautiful Asian print.
Every block has a theme, African, Asian, musical, Monet, etc. and each block is quilted according to the fabric design, the quilting took several days on my A-1 longarm machine.
The blocks and the border are all paper pieced and the border was designed to reflect the identical fabrics from the adjoining blocks. I made bias binding to accommodate the curved edges on opposing corners.
It was so much fun to pick out the coordinating fabrics from my collection and then to watch as the blocks came together.
The process was a long one, the project began a few years back with a group of quilters in Montrose Colorado who invited me to join them as they learned the art of paper piecing meeting each Wednesday night through summer and fall to work on this project.
All the other quilters completed theirs within a year, every one quite different then the quilts were displayed at the Montrose Quilt Show that year. Perhaps I need to show mine this year to prove it is done, the finished quilt makes me very happy!