Ladybug Picnic by Annie Gaunder
Annie writes, "This quilt was made for the 2012 San Bernadino County Fair Challenge. This is an original design inspired by the challenge's ladybug fabric."
Close up, Ladybug Picnic by Annie Gaunder
Notice the jeweled ladybug pin on the sunflower, which provides a whimsical and life-like embellishment.
Piece-Lique Sunflower by Alyce J. Leach
Honorable Mention winner for Pieced Small Quilts, Alice notes, "This Piece-lique pattern by Sharon Schamber utilizes the curved piecing technique called Piece-lique. Some of the fabrics are hand-dyed by me. "
Close-up, Piece-Lique Sunflower by Alyce J. Leach
Hundreds of tiny beads help to give texture and sparkle to the petals and center of the sunflower.
My Gecko by Leslie Schneider
Honorable Mention winner for in the Art/Innovative Quilts category, Leslie says, " [This quilt is ] constructed of hundreds of small torn scraps of fabric, glued down on my rough sketch on muslin, then an overlay of black tulle [netting] added before quilting was done. "
Close up, My Gecko by Leslie Schneider
Here you can see some of the black tulle netting ( especially in the upper right part of the photo), the beads used as embellishments, and the leafy foliage loosely attached to create a three dimensional effect to the gecko's surroundings.
Prairie Point Blossoms by Polly A. Law
Honorable Mention winner for Small Quilts Using Mixed Media, Polly says, "These dimensional blossoms remind me of a Japanese garden I visited. Instructions were given by Rami Kim in the Nov. 2011 American Quilters Magazine.
Close up, Prairie Point Blossoms by Polly A. Law
Delicate and precise folding of the fabric reates an exotic and tropical look to the blossoms, framed and encircled by the vinelike leaves.
Lattice Garden, 25 x 30, by Carol C. Clark, 2012 CCCQG
The Designer's Workshop."
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration