Did I mention prizes? Oh yes there are lots of them. Please go enter your own quilts, I would hate to compete alone.
Before I talk more about this quilt, I want to first say that I am a member of the SLMQG (contest is open to all by the way). I have attended the last 3 meetings and I have to say it's interesting going to a quilt guild and being the new guy. I so far feel like the odd man out (Maybe that is because I am the only guy). I am hoping that by doing my best in this contest, I can gain some respect with the gals in the guild. If not, well I am not going anywhere so I guess they will get used to me.
In making this quilt, I did not want to just make Dresden plates. My assumption is that if I am in a modern quilt guild, I have to make it well more modern. As I searched different quilts for ideas, I saw many snake like shapes and I knew that I wanted to do that. But then again, I also wanted to have some traditional plates so that I could decide how I liked them and decide if I wanted to make them again.
I am happy to say that I enjoyed the process of making the plates a lot. I used the ruler that I received from the guild that was given out as part of this contest. The ruler was fun and easy to use. The fabric that I chose for this quilt is from one of my favorite lines Reunion by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. One thing you might find interesting (its a guy thing) when picking fabrics from this line I avoided the "Flower" fabrics in that line. For the back ground of the the top I picked the light gray dots from that line and for the back I chose the large number print in multi color. To make sure I came up with some great pictures, my wife Tanya and I took the quilt to the International Peace Gardens near my house for a photo shoot.
These posts here talk about the creation of this quilt