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Road to CA 2020, The Value of Violet by Margaret Solomon Gunn

I’m still looking at pictures from Road to CA last January.  You can see all the winners here.

I noticed a lot more shiny quilts made up of silk blends. They produced quilts that looked like they were glowing. Here is The Value of Violet by Margaret Solomon Gunn. I believe there is a post about it on Road to CAs site.  The description of the quilt did not say that the fabric was silk so I’m not sure where I got the idea that it was made of silk. I believe that the white glover or other onlooker told me that it was made of silk cotton blend which is what gives it that glowing quality.

The Value of Violet by Margaret Solomon Gunn

Here are some close ups.

The Value of Violet
Margaret Solomon Gunn

The Value of Violet
Margaret Solomon Gunn

The Value of Violet
Margaret Solomon Gunn

At this show, I was attracted to the various edges and bindings that finished quilts. I took a lot of pictures so I could remember the different ideas.

Melanie

Road to CA 2020, Masterpiece Winner

You can see all the winners here.  But I plan to post pictures of my favorites.

I really loved the Masterpiece Winner.

Road to California
2020 Masterpiece Winner
“Crazy Four Ewe”
Janet Stone

This one was my favorite.  Janet Stone won Best of Show last year and the quilt is similar in style. It reminds me of a cross stitch sampler.  I wish I had taken close ups of some of the individual blocks. I thought I had but in going through my phone, I did not. Isn’t that always the case?

Melanie

Road to CA 2020

I’m still recuperating so my post recapping the event and my weekly updates will have to wait. In the meantime, here’s a pic of the Best Of Show Quilt

Christmas in St. Andrews

Make/Quilter: Marilyn Badger of St. George, UT

Pictures never do a quilt justice… can you see how the plaid lines up throughout the quilt? There are also crystals strategically placed to make it shine. At first glance, it’s a beautiful quilt but upon further inspection the details is what truly makes this an outstanding quilt.

I had a lovely and exhausting time!

Melanie