***Please note, there is a correction for the name of the 2nd Place Winning Quilt for the Quilting Division. It was incorrectly posted in a previous post with the title ‘American Made’. The correct title of 2nd Place Quilting Winner Marla Varner’s beautiful quilt is called Calder Inspired. Scroll down to see the correct title and description!
It’s Day 3 of the winner announcements of the Tiny Quilt Challenge sponsored by American Made Brand. Today we’ll be honoring the winners of the Quilting Division. Not only do these tiny quilt pieces exhibit superb quilting design, the pieced designs are equally exquisite!
3rd Place Winner: Float by Allison Dutton
Modern and graphic, paper-pieced striped feathers float through a breezy background texture created by stunning machine quilting design!
2nd Place Winner: Calder Inspired by Marla Varner
Inspiration taken from the paintings and sculptures of modern artist Alexander Calder led to this experimental design. Improvisational piecing, free hand cutting techniques, hand applique, and playing with primary colors create a work of art in tiny quilt form. Impressive hand quilting completes this unique design!
1st Place Winner & GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Arrow Star by Marla Whalen
A tiny-sized adaptation on a Feathered Star block. Drafted in Electric Quilt, this Feathered Star block is further complimented by a striking color combination and loads of immaculate machine quilting design. Well worth the challenge, Marla’s tiny quilt design convinced us to award her the Grand Prize for the Tiny Quilt Challenge! Bravo! We look forward to sending her to see her beautiful piece at the exhibit debut at the Road to California Show in January 2016!
Well done and beautiful work, ladies!! Tomorrow will be the final day that we highlight the winners of the 4th category of The Tiny Quilt Challenge. See you here, back at the Works, as we honor the Applique Division winners!