Thursday, September 27, 2007

Summer Mandala's Back, Days 3 & 4...and Finished

My Summer Mandala must have been leading a double life all this time. Who knew of the tarty, saucy, hedonistic backside of her nature?
It's all turned into a fun prank for me...but now it is done. In all seriousness, I was just trying to add a little pizazz for the upcoming show. Judges have additionally focused their attention on the backs of quilts in recent years, especially with the amazing quilting detail that longarm quilting can add to quilt backs. So I had to give them a little something extra from a crazy quilter's perspective.
It's all done, and ready for the 30 seconds (maximum) the judges will have time to give it as they fill out their score cards...but then the quilt will get to relax and hang with all its new wall-hanging friends and enjoy the crowds of quilt lovers at the show.

But who knows what these quilts get up to at night????!!!!!

This detail shows all the elements in place...ribbon leaves, embroidered flowers, and a few beads here and there.

The label was a bit of a pain to put on, as all the knots had to be hidden from the front....

All ready to go....If any of you are going to the Pacific International Quilt Festival, you won't be able to see this quilt back....but you'll know the real story as you look at the mild-mannered front......!

6 comments :

Deb H said...

All I can say is WOW! Beautimous!!!!

Rian said...

I just know her 30 seconds will turn into many, many more.

threadspider said...

I hope-no, I think I am sure-you have had as much fun making this as we have watching you make it. Thanks Allie.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

The backside is as pretty as the front - in its own way. Embroidery detail is fun and gorgeous.

JoWynn Johns said...

The stitching around the edges is delightful and lyrical, and the floral mandala for the label is so right. This is beautiful, but it's also a hoot! What fun!

Kim in Fargo, ND said...

What a wonderful idea. The judges will have such a pleasant surprise. Should really bring a smile to their faces.