This is my third true whole cloth quilt, designed in my contemporary interlocking style. It features a pond of Japanese koi, floating among lotus. My childhood in Okinawa, Japan was an idyllic time for me and I remember it fondly. Small pond critters like curious frogs and conversational snails break up the symmetry. Several areas of my ‘signature’ beaded piping were used, including inserted into the center of the circular sections, meant to hint at pierced Japanese coins, thrown into a pond for luck. The edge of the quilt is an elaborate split binding with a row of beaded piping and a finish edge of gradation beads, made by making individual 2″ units and installing them on the edge of the quilt with a facing. The silk fabric was hand dyed by me to this beautiful saffron color and the back features a painted koi as well.
First Place, Embellished Wall Quilt, AQS Fall Paducah, 2018
First Place, Machine Quilter’s Exposition East, Whole Cloth Wall, 2018
First Place, Utah’s Own Machine Quilting Show, Wholecloth, 2018
First Place, Quilt Odyssey, Mixed Techniques Wall, 2018
Second Place, AQS Grand Rapids, Longarm Wall, 2018
Second Place, AQS Virginia Beach, Longarm Wall, 2018
Honorable Mention, Shipshewana Quilt Festival, Mixed Media, 2018