Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Karen in NZ - Prizewinning Selvage Quilt

Karen Jones of New Zealand made the award-winning log cabin selvage quilt above. The theme was "Go Green," and she won First Prize in the Intermediate category, and Best Traditional quilt. The show was judged by Sandra Meech. Yayyy, Karen!

I really like this quilt! She made courthouse steps blocks, and then put them together in a barn-raising arrangement. And notice that there is just one red center square! I love that. (Nice balance with that red ribbon on the other side!) :)

Karen's friend Carol also made a selvage quilt (below) for the same event. You can't tell that she used selvages unless you can see it up close, because she used the printed selvages without writing. What a nice scrappy improvisational look. Good job, Carol!

8 comments:

susipatch said...

is very good

fanny said...

congratulations!
great quilts

Akiko said...

WOW, that's so beautiful!! Congrats!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! Amazing work.

Amy said...

I just love that log cabin look with selvages. I need to try it once I have enough!

Grandma Barbara said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

kwiltmakr said...

Now that is a lot of selvages. Good for her. Glad she got the prize.

Bunny said...

Just amazes me. And to think I have thrown out so many salvages boo hoo, but then I have two closets full of yardage. I am keeping them now. Congrats on the ribbons