Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Houston IQA

I'm so delighted that for the fourth year in a row I've been fortunate enough to receive "the call" from Houston. My newest quilt, which I must say I poured my heart and soul into, has won a cash award in the IQA World of Beauty (Houston quilt show). Here's a sneak peek:



It's a digital collage that I created in Photoshop using a number of my photographs and a painting. I printed it on five panels of silk using my Epson 2200 pigment ink printer, then seamed them to create the quilt top. It's very heavily free motion machine quilted using a variety of threads - rayon, silk, cotton, and maybe even a little polyester .

It's a red letter day, as my oldest son is officially a teenager today. I better run and make his cake!

21 comments:

Gerrie said...

It looks absolutely stunning. Wish I could see it in person. And, good luck with the teen-age years!!

lindaschiffer said...

ooooh, pretty!! I love how this piece turned out!! No surprise to me about the prize. :) Congrats!!

:) Linda

Anonymous said...

This work is incredible, design, execution, technique. All A+.

Maria said...

Congratulations! I love pretty much anything blue, but your piece definitely draws me in. I would love to see it in person.

Sue Reno said...

Truly stunning, Diane, it's an amazing work! Congratulations on getting "the call". And congrats on having a teen in the house as well, those are fun years.

Jamie Fingal said...

This is just beautiful - I love the colors. Congratulations on getting the "call." I look forward to seeing your piece in person in Houston!

Candy Farmer said...

Just gorgeous! It really draws me in.

Sherryl said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations.

acarolegrant said...

Awesome! and congratulations...
thnak you for sharing.

Lisa Ellis said...

Diane - congratulations! I will be there to take your picture in front of your piece at preview night.

laura said...

Diane, it is drop dead delightful, gorgeous, stunning! Congrats.

Sue Andrus said...

I Love it!! Many congrats on whatever prize it has won!

Now I am wishing I could get to Houston myself....

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on not just the prize, but on a truly unique work of art.

Nanc said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your success!

maggi said...

Congratulations. It is so beautiful.

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

It is just magical! Congratulations.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

I'll be there cheering you on, and I vote for a first, too! It is gorgeous! I didn't get the call this year, but I'm totally OK with that.... I am just greatful I got IN! See you there I hope, Cheers, Sarah

Sandra said...

Wow, he is stunning. Haven't tried digital composing yet but you make it look "seam-less", pun intended. Congratulations.

norma said...

It's a beauty, I sure can see why it won! You spoke about seaming. You certainly masked them well, since I can't see any seams. This will be the first year in nine that I'm not going t Houston, so I won't get to see it in person.

Karoda said...

Hi Diane, I haven't visited your blog in a bit but this quilt, OH MY! is captivating in spite of viewing it on a computer screen...it must be something awesome in person! The Crow is is so intense it an intense setting...the colour intensity as well as the design lay-out speaks of sheer mastery in the medium! I keep striving for this kind of impact! Congrats!

Diane D. said...

Thank you, everyone!