Earlier this evening I posted several photos of recently completed quilts to my Flickr page. Please take a moment to see a couple of baby quilts, a table runner, and more photos of these two quilts featured in this post. We are still working on our quilt photography set-up; therefore, some pictures are better than others.
These two quilts are currently featured in the first-ever Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild Members' Show, which had its opening reception this afternoon. The show will be on view until the end of October at the Gallery @ Main at the Carnegie Public Library Oakland (Main) branch. Our guild is very fortunate to have this opportunity to display our work. It is a mix of more than twenty mini-quilts, which were a part of our "Pittsburgh Mini-Quilt Challenge" and thirteen larger quilts. Please take some time to see the show if you live in the Pittsburgh-area. We should be posting photos to the guild website and Flickr page in the next fews days, too.
'58 Carnegie International is based on the cover of the 1958 Carnegie International catalog. The Carnegie International is hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the 2013 exhibition kicks off the first week of October. The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are dear to me, as is the mid-century modern aesthetic. When I first saw the cover of the catalogue I knew I had to try and replicate it, and, it seemed most fitting to make it for the show's mini-challenge.
Family Circus was made using Sherri Lynn Wood's Modern Mood Quilt-a-long, which our guild took on as our first guild-wide challenge earlier this year. I have done a little bit of writing about this quilt here on the blog as it became a labor of love. It challenged me in many ways and helped me start thinking differently about my quilts. (It also reaffirmed my desire to take a class with SLW, my one regret from QuiltCon.) The zaniness of the fabric colors and overall piecing of the quilt represents the topsy-turvy adventure that is my life. We constantly feel like we are on an adventure in this house, and we are certainly enjoying the ride. The quilting is a mix of hand (using Pearl cottons) and machine. I lost count of how many thread colors I used, but there are several shades of blue, red, gray, orange, and yellow used through out. The quilting was very time intensive because I wanted it to be densely quilted. Had I not run out of time I might have done a little more here and there, but overall I am pleased with how it turned out.
Til' soon! - Jodi