Arches and Tunnels

Arches and Tunnels (35" x 37")

Arches and Tunnels (35" x 37")

I mentioned a while back that I entered 3 quilts into QuiltCon this year.  That's fewer entries than I have done in the past, partly because I didn't make as many modern quilts last year and also because the fee to submit went up substantially.  Anyway, when the notices came out in December I was in the midst of all the holiday stuff and never mentioned anywhere which quilts, if any, got into the show.  So, this is the first of a series of three blog posts about the quilts I entered.  Right off the bat, I'll tell you that 2 of the 3 got in and they were the two I suspected had the best chance.  So, without further ado, here is Arches and Tunnels which has already safely arrived at QuiltCon headquarters. 

Arches and Tunnels is a hand applique project I started over 2 years ago.  The photo below shows one of the many configurations I tried at that time.  This was at our old house and just a few months before we decided to move.  During the move this project was put away and forgotten about for a couple of years.  You can see more about it in a blog post I wrote last September.

As you can see I did get it professionally machine quilted by long arm quilter Julia Jeans.  I gave her completely free reign and was excited to see what she'd come up with.  It's a quite eclectic mix of pattern and shape.  It will be very interesting to see what people at QuiltCon have to say about it.  Although I intended for this quilt to be large enough for the Applique category, it actually measures 35" x 37", so I think it will be in Small Quilts.  Stay tuned for the other two quilts coming up soon!

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