I started this quilt in April of 2004 with high hopes of finishing it that year, but life took over and it was not completed until February of 2005.
This is the quilt center . It is my own design with inspiration from an antique ceiling medallion.
This is a closeup detail shot - the micro quilting took quite a while and when I started seeing double, I knew it was time to take a break!
This is the quilting start date - the picture is not so great, but I really liked how the birds looked holding up the sign.And this is an overall shot of the quilt. I named it 'Time Goes By' and it won a teachers award at MQX 2005 by Tracey Browning and Second Place in the 'Traditional Whole Cloth' category at the Machine Quilters Showcase 2005.
I really love the simple but elegant look of the traditional wholecloth quilts. With the start of a New Year, I am thinking that I should start a tradition of quilting at least one new wholecloth a year.