I did take a closeup. Hopefully, it will give you a better feel for the work that went into this quilt. This was one of the corners of the quilt (not visible in the picture above. Check out the fussy cut circles and outlined red "petals.")
“Moonlit Mirage” was entered in the Mixed/Special Techniques—Wall Quilt category by Denise Tallon Havlan from Plainfield, IL. You can't tell from the photograph, but the red fabric on the horse’s tail is three-dimensional.
Mary S. Miller from Centerville, OH, entered her quilt, “Dolmabahce,” into the Ensemble Bed Quilt category. It is her original design and was inspired by a wood floor in the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. It was quilted by Carolyn Archer.
Also in the Ensemble Bed Quilt category is LuAnn Krug’s quilt “Lime Phosphate.” (It was VERY green!) It was quilted by Jennifer Cunningham. The quilt is a replica of the Salinda Rupp quilt from 1870’s Pennsylvania. Line drawings were published in “Nearly Insane” by Liz Lois with Salinda’s intricate designs, tiny pieces, and cut off points. Friends gave LuAnn the fabric for her quilt—some from as far away as Canada and Norway. LuAnn is from Indianapolis, IN. I loved the feather quilting in the outer border. (Again, I couldn't get in a position to get the entire quilt in the picture--the right border is missing here.)
Kathy Munkelwitz from Isle, MN, entered her “Crystal Blue Baskets” into the Ensemble Bed Quilt category too. It is free-motion hand machine quilted. She added blue crystals for a little “pa-zaz!” She got the patterns from old magazines, Kansas City Star designs, embroidery books, and the Internet. It was quilted by Nancy Sammis. The quilting was just lovely.
The quilting was spectacular. You can see it a bit better in this closeup.