Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kaboom! Takes Third

My new show quilt, Kaboom!, is at Home Machine Quilter's Showcase this weekend.  This is it's inaugural show.  It's in the Conventional Machine category and took a third place ribbon!  I'm tickled pink.  I wish I'd taken more pictures to share here with you, but here are a few.  I'll share more once it comes back.

I had this gorgeous orange batik (it's in the biggest spikes below) that I loved and wanted to showcase in a quilt.  I'd been wanting to make a mariners compass, but didn't want to use the traditional setting so I designed the center of the quilt.  Then, I played in Electric Quilter until I came up with a border design that I liked to go with it (all the spikes).  I've been working on this quilt for almost four years and I remember doing this while my younger son was napping!

Some lovely texture as I quilted.

I love feathers.  I just can't get enough of them.

The gorgeous Mariner's compass center.  I love the way it sparkles.  The blue quilting thread looks simply electric!

The full quilt. I designed the borders knowing I wanted to do a curvy binding.  I'm very happy with the way it turned out!  And with it's first win!  So exciting! (Okay, I think I used up all my exclamation points for the week....)

Come check out my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook Group! (Yes, I had one more in me...)

Happy Almost Weekend!


  1. My goodness what a fantastic job! Congrats on the ribbon!

  2. No I think you may need to use more !!!!!! It certainly deserves it. The quilt and quilting are gorgeous - congratulations!