This is the first quilt I have entered in a competition that won a special ribbon. It took the Special Merit Ribbon in our 2011 County Fair. The judge told me that it was mostly for my quilting. I also did the hardest piecing on this quilt than I have done on any other quilt. Those diamonds are tough. I don't plan to make another diamond quilt for a very long time.
You get a better idea of the colors in the sun light. Thanks to my dh for holding my quilt.
This is the view of the back. I used 10 inch scraps to piece together a back. I just tried to stay in the same color family. I love this back. The picture doesn't do it justice.
These flowers are what won me my ribbon. Click on the photo to see a close up of the roses. I used a tan thread. I wish I had used a thread that showed up better, but I wasn't confident enough in my quilting. I am also just learning to choose thread colors.
Here is a photo of the rose on the back.
I wanted to delete this photo but couldn't.
Close up of the piecing.
I was going to quilt flowers in the large daimonds, but my sister insisted that this quilt called for line quilting. I am so glad I listened to her. These lines make the quilt.
Better view of the line quilting.
I actually finished this quilt in December of 2010. I just never got it posted here. I wanted to include it in this journal of my quilting. I am so proud of this quilt. I am also proud of the ribbon. Thanks for stopping by to look at it.