Monday, November 2, 2009

"Las Flores de Amigas" New Role

This is my quilt, "Las Flores de Amigas", that has been juried into AQS Paducah and Mancuso Mid-Atlantic shows. This year I was approached to resize the block and have it used as a border block in my guild's 2010 raffle quilt. The raffle quilt committee was headed up by Patti Brown one of our local quilt shop owners and designer of the raffle quilt.
I believe it turned out beautifully and I just love it.

First,my normally 24" blocks were resized down to 15". Volunteers from the Crystal Coast Quilters Guild took the new templates and appliqued all 16 blocks. We then had another work day at the shop where the applique blocks were assembled with the 9 patches and setting triangles.

Patti had a photograph, donated by Eileen Williams, blown up for ease in cutting the various components of our scene. I spent an afternoon at the shop tracing and cutting along with Patti to recreate the photograph of
Cape Lookout Lighthouse for the center of the quilt.

This is the final quilt...STUNNING!
"Winter Light"
Queen size

Of course, it wouldn't be this amazing without the quilting talents of Laurie Mayo. Her long-arm creativity just makes the quilt. Now you have to go back through the photos:) Check out the metallic snowflakes in the sky and the feathering in the black background.

This quilt can be seen at The Quilted Butterfly, Morehead City, NC. where you can also purchase raffle tickets. You may also contact me at robin_koehler@hotmail.com for raffle tickets.

4 comments:

kathy said...

This is gorgeous Robin. Congrats.

Fulvia said...

Congratulations all around on a beautiful piece. The link you give for Laurie Mayo leads to her e-mail and not a website ... is there one? Thank you.

Brenda said...

That quilt is dreamy! How she went from your block to that quilt I cannot imagine but some gifts you just have to take at face value. I'm in awe of the talents displayed in this one quilt. It's just amazing!
Thanks for sharing, B=)

Sandi said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the "almost black and white photo" aspect of the center block surrounded by the "pop" of your gorgeous applique block design. Someone will be very lucky to win this quilt!