This had been a good week for me as far as getting recognition for my work. I was asked for permission to be featured on the Quilt Inspiration blog with this quilt, Heat Wave. The blog showcases quilts with a different theme each week and this week it was star quilts using batiks.
This quilt is an oldie, made in 1996, and probably the last quilt I made using a pattern. The New York Beauties were made using Karen Stone patterns and the setting was taken from a Judy Mathieson book of Mariner Compasses. It was paper pieced and very labor intensive, but I had so much fun making it and I learned a lot about color. It is still one of my favorite quilts and it hangs in my studio. It was juried into the AQS show in Paducah (no prize) but won a First Place and Judge's Recognition Award at the Vermont Quilt Festival.
Please go to the blog and see the other wonderful star quilts featured.