QuiltCon 2016 :: 8 :: Applique & Handwork

The Applique and Handwork categories are some of my favorites at QuiltCon.  I especially love to see beautiful hand applique.  The handwork category includes quilts with perfect big stitch quilting and also those with lovely more organic stitches.  There's room for all types.  I had hoped to get a hand quilted one in the show this year, but it was not to be.  I will keep trying!  Again, these are in no particular order except for the first three in each category.  Not all of the submissions are shown.

Applique

 DripnSplash by Katherine Jones, 1st Place Applique

DripnSplash by Katherine Jones, 1st Place Applique

 Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander, 2nd Place Applique

Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander, 2nd Place Applique

 Cut & Keep by Gina Pina, 3rd Place Applique

Cut & Keep by Gina Pina, 3rd Place Applique

Cut & Keep is unusual in that the applique pieces are placed between the quilt top and the batting before quilting.  I love the effect!

 Alturas Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander

Alturas Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander

Alturas Carkai takes advantage of a large scale print in a brilliant way!  

 5/325 by Hillary Goodwin

5/325 by Hillary Goodwin

 Gwenny's Woodpile by Karen Duling

Gwenny's Woodpile by Karen Duling

Handwork

 Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes, 1st Place Handwork

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes, 1st Place Handwork

 Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan, 2nd Place Handwork

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan, 2nd Place Handwork

 Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams, 3rd Place Handwork

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams, 3rd Place Handwork

 Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heidi Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heidi Parkes

 Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

 Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

 Over Under by Daisy Auschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Auschehoug

 Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

 Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

 Windowsill by Riane Medardi

Windowsill by Riane Medardi

 1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

 Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

 Hexie Beast by Liz Havartine

Hexie Beast by Liz Havartine