Friday, October 8, 2010

Seeing Spots?

Spots, Dots, and Circles was the theme of our recent quilt guild challenge at Country Road Quilters in Ocala. It always amazes and delights me to see how quilters interpret challenge themes in such an exciting variety of ways. Such talent. Ann-Marie's foundation-pieced entry made use of every polka-dotted fabric she owned, plus a few. Just look at all of them! She used a pattern from "Quilts With a Spin" by Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins. This quilt won the prize for best use of theme fabrics. She calls the quilt "Happy, Happy", which of course it is.

Our guild president Kay began with a bright fabric panel, enhanced it with paint, appliqued circles, and crystals in this piece. She won a creativity award for her efforts.

Beth won Viewer's Choice with this stunning piece that featured foundation pieced circles, appliqued circles, and bold fabric choices. Here's another glimpse of an element from her quilt below.

And this one was my entry. You saw it in a previous blog entry, but I wanted to show it here as well because it finally got out for an evening to hang out with its peers in the Spots, Dots, Circles Challenge. Hope these quilts brighten your day!


Susan said...

fun quilts!

Dotti said...

Great work...nice blog Nancy.

Ruby said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog today. Came over from where Karen featured your dolls today.

That is a lovely retreat area, you have a great studio and the guild challenge with dots really inspires me. Thanks