The Colorado Balloon Classic is an exciting annual event held over Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have taken hundreds of photos over the years and finally made two small quilts to memorialize the event. This is the second piece made based on my photographs (See the first Colorado Balloon Classic quilt in "Miniatures")
Hand painted whole-cloth elements, fused applique with machine finished edges, thread painting, minimal quilting on balloons to preserve dimensional trapunto work, machine quilted.
100% cotton fabric, Superior Kimono silk 100wt. thread, Superior Living Colors thread, Tsukineko pigment inks and pens, Warm and White 80/20 batting