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Enchanted Garden 81" x 80.5" by Cathleen Miller (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Enchanted Garden took Best of Show at the 2013 Denver National Quilt Festival and Second place, Bed Quilts - Hand Quilted at 2013 AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, among other awards. We photographed it at the 2016 International Quilt Invitation Exhibition in Brigham City, Utah.
Cathleen Miller chose beautiful, bold colors for her applique. The close-up shows Cathleen's award-winning hand quilting. The applique is many-layered, as vines twine around, under and over the layers of flowers and leaves. The flower petals are outlined with hand quilting and embellished with beads.
The leaves are hand embroidered to suggest veins. Leaves and flowers were also created with trapunto, adding even more depth to the quilt.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.