Arches and Tunnels was in the Small Quilt Category.
- quilting supports the theme
- color palette is cohesive
- variation in sizes of arches and tunnels energizes design
My favorite comment for Arches and Tunnels is #3 (more photos here). It was my intention from the beginning to make the sizes vary. None of this was cut from templates so that was pretty easy to do. I used a fold and cut technique, but it was all cut freehand. I also like that they thought the quilting supported the theme. I was actually unsure of that. The color palette on this one is cohesive, but also awfully bold. If I had started this one today I think I would have toned it down a bit.
QuiltCon was really just a two day affair for me this year as I left early to spend the weekend in San Diego with my daughter. It was a good time though and I went to some amazing lectures. I will have a couple of posts about the show coming up in the next few days.
PS- Here's another post about judge's comments in case you're interested.