Sometimes there is one, or several, that stand out above all the rest. At Maine Quilts 2009, this was the top winner of the Judged Quilts - It was titled "Darwin's Diamonds and Flowers", and was made by Ronda Kae Beyer from Oregon. It is 80" square, an original design, and is hand and machine appliqued and machine quilted. It was inspired by her trip to Darwin Australia as a high school exchange student. Her workmanship was exceptional and the quilting was exquisite- I would say probably the best I have ever seen. (You can click on these photos for a closer look). Her colour choices were beautiful, I thought, and look at her backing- what a perfect choice. One would almost wonder if she got the backing first and chose her other fabrics for the top based on it...? It was indeed, worthy of top prize, in my mind. Below are several closeups. Tomorrow I'll show you a few others which I thought were exceptional quilts...
"Every quilter has a masterpiece within..."