There were some really great quilts at the World Quilt – FL show last week. My favorite kind of quilts are those that grab your attention from across the room and draw you closer, and then when you get up close you’re amazed by the details of the piece. For me, there were several in this show that met this two-pronged criteria.
Here’s my favorite, “Pele.” It was made by Jenny Hearn, from South Africa.
Did it “grab you from across the room?” Great. Now, look at these awesome details.
That’s right: it’s got needlepoint in the center! Along with heavy stitching, including what appears to be some washers wrapped with stitch.
More of the same at the bottom. The pointy part actually protrudes as a separate piece in front of the grayer background below.
When my eyes finally strayed away from this fabulous stitching I noticed lots of little 3D elements elsewhere. I love this quilt!
I have more photos to show you from this show, but honestly, the other photos pale in comparison to this quilt. They’re still great, of course, and I’ll show you in the next post.
P.S. This quilt is part of the traveling World Quilt show exhibit. Unfortunately, it has suffered from being folded a lot. Too bad Mancuso (show management) can’t figure out a way to roll or pad them better.