Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It's a Winner! GSQ Show and Excentric Stars

I entered two quilts in the Pieced/Hand Quilted category at the GSQ show this past weekend and both won ribbons :)

My Civil War Heroes got First Place and Best Hand Applique. I always look forward to reading the judges comments and for this quilt they were all favorable :)

Early Stars got Honorable Mention. The judges felt the border was too wide (overpowering) for the size of the blocks. 

Rachel's Cosmic Fragments 2. Rachel makes the most amazing fabrics. "The background was created using thickened dyes, discharge paste, freezer paper and Thermofax screening." The quilt is hand embroidered and hand quilted.

Another one of Rachel's titled Mist using the same techniques as above. "Raw-edge appliqued squares are commercial and hand-dyed fabrics, both cotton and silk." 

Chocolate, Raspberry and Cheddar by Laura Wagner who challenged herself to make a "pink" quilt she would be happy with. 

Garden Path by Betsy Vinegrad. Designed for a class at City Quilters using a "split-complementary color scheme and some negative space."

Celestial Parquetry by Judy Josephson was "loosely based on Kaffe Fassett's Paisley Stars quilt."

Colorful Hexies by Barbie Vanderfleet-Martin. She is my go-to person for machine quilting :)

Well, the only fabric that is anything like the excentric prints that Barbara Brackman described on her blog last week is the one on the top left. All the others are "eccentric" to me, lol!

I was lucky to find this piece at the show so at least I have one that meets the criteria--wavy concentric lines. 

But what about this one with jagged lines and dots?

Or this reproduction?

A squiggly with dots? Oh my! So much to learn :)

Happy Wednesday!

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. How Wonderful! congratulations and I totally disagree with the judges on the border.
    I loved seeing Rachael's work - wow amazing work.
    thanks for sharing some photos with us.

  2. Congratulations on your ribbons. Beautiful quilts. I must say I like that wide border. Judging is so subjective. I had trouble too with finding an "excentric" fabric - but today it's stripes which is easier!

  3. Congrats on your wins!! Thanks for l the great pictures. The eccentric prints are hard to find. I do have the squiggly one with dots!!