Saturday, February 20, 2021

Boomerang!


Boomerang was finished in the fall of last year but I am sharing it for the first time today.  The quilt was accepted into the QuiltCon Together magazine and also into QuiltCon Together and I decided to keep the quilt under 'virtual' wraps until the show opened.

This quilt was created to enter of the American Patchwork & Quilting wedge challenge.  I decided to use fabric not part of my typical palette and wanted to make sure the colors were bold and contrasting.


To quilt, I echoed the block and then added some bits of hand quilting to enhance the design.   The block is paper pieced and is a variation of a block I designed previously.  I love how the back of the quilt really shows off the quilting!


When I was in middle school, I had a pen pal from Australia for several years.  We exchanged letters and small gifts including a decorative boomerang and she was my first international friend.  In celebration of this first friendship, I named the quilt Boomerang!

I've very excited that Boomerang can be found in the QuiltCon Together magazine!  You can order your very own digital copy of the magazine.  There are 25 show quilts highlights and patterns for 10 quilts including Boomerang.  It is such a thrill for my quilt to be in the magazine.


Participating in QuiltCon Together from the comfort of my own has been fun.  I do miss being at the in-person event.  Having this quilt (and 3 others) in the show would have meant photos of me standing in front of my show quilts on the display.  This photo will have to do!


If you look carefully, I'm actually holding on to the quilt stand in this photo - it was quite windy and blew over at least once before I brought in an assistant to hold the stand while I manned the camera.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful quilt and fun photo of you! I am somewhat enjoying the remote venue...but so miss seeing people I “know” in person and seeing the quilts too.

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  2. Congratulations on “Boomerangs” acceptance into the show and the magazine. I am enjoying QuiltCon but it is not the same as seeing people and quilts in person!

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  3. That's a great looking quilt! Kudos on having it published and in the show.

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  4. I love that you got a photo together with your quilt in true QuiltCon Together fashion, Patty! I am definitely missing getting to see everyone (and you!) in real life, but finding that the online experience has been really nice and certainly preferable to not having the experience at all this year. Congratulations on Boomerang being in the magazine and for getting 3 quilts into the show. I'm really drawn to this design!

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  5. This is a fabulous quilt ! I love the colors and design. If there is one quilt that makes me buy the current edition of the QuiltCon magazine, this would be the quilt! Congratulations on a job well done.

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  6. This is lovely, Patty! Until I saw you standing beside it, I envisioned a much larger quilt! I like your inspiration, the quilt name, and the fact that you worked out your own paper piecing design. You have skills! Well done!

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  7. Awesome quilt, Patty! Love the design, the colors and the quilting, too.

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  8. This is gorgeous - both colours and the design. Congratulations on being juried in to Quiltcon.

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  9. It's amazing. Well done and congrats. I enjoyed seeing it in the quilt show.

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  10. Beautiful! Congrats on having quits in QuiltCon! I loved the virtual event!

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