A stunning wholecloth quilt, with spectacular free-motion quilting, by Donna James, of British Columbia, Canada caught my eye when I attended the Road to California Conference and Quilt Show, this past January.
Artist statement: This original wholecloth design was inspired by my love of mandalas, feathers, and stars. I started with the central star, and the radial symmetrical design developed from there. The name, Imperial Majesty, is a nod to tradition, as well as the deep royal blue color of the dupioni silk. All quilting is hand-guided, on my A-1 longarm. Threads used were Superior’s So Fine and Kimono Silk.
Easy to see why this inspiration quilt received awards at two highly competitive quilt shows.
Congratulations to Donna James. This is truly an amazing quilt. Sadly, my photos did not do this quilt justice. But Donna has shared a photo on her Facebook Wall that really shows of the beauty of this quilt.
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