Have you heard? Amy at Park City Girl is hosting an online quilt festival. What a fabulous idea!
I am a little late joining in as the "festival" began yesterday and will run all week. All of the details are here along with links to see the show. I haven't done a lot of quilts just yet and I am not sure I have a favourite but I have decided to show Earthbound for the following reasons. It was an experiment to see if the curved piecing technique I had recently learned could be applied to a fair sized piece using a complex design and I wanted it to be the one technique only......no paint.....no markers.........no mixed media of any sort. I don't know why I just wanted to see if it could be done. This was my own original design that began as a doodle. Many who look at it may not realize that each and every piece is separate. Every piece covers the next on one edge or another. There are no raw edges. It was the first quilt that I had really done any stitching beyond stippling or meandering. I was quite pleased with the result. Click on the picture to see a larger image and more detail.
If you'd like to read more about this piece and it's process check out this earlier post. I'll need to set aside some extra time this week for this wonderful festival because at this point there are well over 200 participating, Come join in or just relax with your favourite beverage and enjoy the show.