Check your pantry!
Last week, during a quick trip into town for an appointment, I also made a dash through the Dallas Quilt Celebration. This quilt by Michelle Knoerzer was titled "The Next Phase of Its Life". It was constructed of Lay potato chip bags -- and very difficult to photograph due to the reflective nature of the "material".
I normally gravitate toward the traditional quilts. Ones that remind me of those made by my grandmother.
However, there was a contemporary one that really stopped me in my tracks.
Heather Pregger created "Strip Study #2".
I loved the colors and use of very simple shapes to create such a piece of art.
The colors were much more vivid than my camera was able to capture, due in part to the overhead fluorescent lights.
The machine quilting, in straight close lines across the width, added great texture.
The Best of Show winner this year was truly spectacular!
Linda M. Roy named her winning quilt "Icing on the Cake".
It was completely handstitched.
The quilt incorporated appliques and hand embroidery in shades of coral, blue and green on a dark chocolate brown tone-on-tone fabric.
It truly was the icing on the cake!