My dear friend, fellow Hot Tamale, and sister wife (just kidding), Danielle of NachoMama's Quilt did the amazing quilting that completed my vision and enhanced the design ten fold! I am so lucky to get to collaborate with her on my large quilts. She always offers great suggestions for design and thread colors!
Here is the 100 word statement I submitted with my entry:
My design was inspired by the recent popularity of chevron patterns in modern quilting, but I wanted to break-up the rhythm of the pattern by splashing a chaotic zig zag across the quilt. This king-sized quilt includes 324 half-square triangle blocks that I laid out on the design wall and then began to add the lime green zig zag until I came up with a design I was happy with. Even the quilting of a floral vine in the lime green zig zag goes against the grain of the rhythmic quilting chosen for the rest of the quilt.
Later this week I'll post about my second Quiltcon entry.