Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stars of the Prairie~stunner! (picture heavy)

I unasumingly walked into my quilt guild yesterday morning to be greeted by this  stunning quilt! It is called "Stars of the Prairie" and is being auctioned off by a neighboring guild, Pride of the Prairie Quilters in Naperville, Il. 
I took one look and began to swoon!

Not only is the piecing perfect, the colors and choice of fabric SO delightful, but the quilting is just incredible!
The center star is perfectly pieced with such fabulous color choices!
The use of batiks and small prints is just so inspirational.
And the applique is to die for. I love how every flower petal is a different fabric!
But the real icing on the cake here is the quilting. I wish I had gotten a picture of the back so you could see just how dense and perfect the quilting is.
It was quilted by Monica Troy, whom I am told won in Paducah this year. Over 75 quilters had a hand in this masterpiece. Wow! I was just in heaven gazing at this beauty!
Whoever wins it will be one super lucky person!