Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Black Box

These really aren't great pictures. The room has really crappy light, and the camera didn't flash, but it's finished, and here it is hanging in my bedroom, which is the only wall in the house big enough for it. I'll get some other photos later.

If you want to see the quilt in person, you'll have to visit Quilted Threads in Henniker NH, where it will be on display from April 6 until April 19, or you will have to attend The Quintessential Quilt 2013 in St Louis MO, where I will be teaching a workshop on Saturday October 5 and speaking Sunday October 6, 2013.

Of course, Kathy will get a private showing when she visits me later this year. Kathy visited last summer while I was working on it.

Btw, for anybody who does not know, this quilt is completely original, designed by me, Lynne Tyler. It is totally free pieced, which means it was made without patterns or templates. It was most definitely NOT paper-pieced.

The quilt was quilted by the remarkable Chris Ballard, who does the most extraordinary free-motion quilting. If you can believe it, I just tell Chris to do whatever she wants. Actually, this time I told Chris she could do whatever she wanted as long as she could guarantee me that when I revealed the quilt at QQ2013 later this year, that 200 ladies would fall off their chairs in astonishment! Did we have a good laugh about that!


Vicki W said...

It was so much fun to watch this quilt develop. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing the journey.

Quiltdivajulie said...

SUPER congrats on the finish - It is a breathtaking, makes-you-want-to-explore kind of quilt.


Brenda said...

I think all your followers fell of their chairs too. spectacular finish!

Teresa in Music City said...

It's gorgeous Lynne!

Anonymous said...

WOW! you got that binding on in a hurry!! It looks great hanging there! I know it will be hard to leave for work, and leaving it behind. Thanks again for allowing me to take part in this masterpiece! It is ONE OF A KIND, in so many ways!!!!!!!


Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely one of a kind! And it is quite remarkable!!

Unknown said...

absolutely awesome!!! wow!