Just in before the deadline, here is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. This is my Silo quilt, and it's one of my favorite quilts that I've made to date. You may remember that this quilt was inspired by a large, metal silo that sits on a farm about ten miles from my house.
I've probably driven past that farm hundreds of times before, but one day last year I saw that silo in a new light, and I grabbed my sketchbook and pencil and began drawing.
I created the quilt for the fourth part of the Modern Quilt Guild's Project Modern, where the theme was to find your own voice as a modern quilter. That project was judged by none other than Denyse Schmidt, whose work I so greatly admire. I was incredibly honored when Denyse chose my quilt as a winner, and said, "This quilt is beautiful and striking in it's clear simplicity and strong execution. The translation of the idea/inspiration into a quilted medium feel spot on, and every choice the quilter has made--from palette, to structure, and quilting--supports this clear vision and intention. I'd love to see the back!"
I'm still amazed, and honestly a bit in awe, every time I read those words from Denyse. That was the real prize for me, and was well worth more to me than any of the other physical prizes that accompanied the win. And here's a shot of the back, for her and for you all to see.