Dense background quilting makes this quilt’s stitched center pattern appear like an ornate Turkish Tazhib design. Ximo wanted to make the background quilting very dense so that it would look like woven cloth and allow the design to stand out.
Hope won the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry at the Houston Quilt Festival 2018
Ximo spent 1 1/2 years on the quilt as he went through chemo and radiation therapy for cancer. Lyric Kinard spoke to Ximo about his quilt in Houston.
Watch the video at the bottom of the blog.



#25 Norma Margerum 2018-12-07 20:56
Unbelievable I see these quilts and just shake my head in wonderment.
#24 Gloria 2018-12-06 04:27
Nuestro artistazo Ximo!!! Un trabajo espectacular y una gran persona, un beso
#23 Karen 2018-12-05 07:43
Magnificent, absolutely beautiful.
#22 Rosemary Bolton 2018-12-04 10:37
Oh this is stunning. Absolutely a treasure.
Thanks to God that you are feeling well again.
#21 Kathy Strabel 2018-12-04 10:24
Beautiful design! Outstanding workmanship! But MOST OF ALL---congratul ations on your victory over cancer!!!
#20 AuntJo 2018-12-04 07:25
Just Amazing !!Congratulatio ns !!
#19 Conchita 2018-12-04 05:14
Absolutamente espectacular Ximo, bravo!!! A mí lo que me extraña es que no tardaras más. No hay palabras para expresar la belleza y maestría de tu trabajo pero te felicito y deseo de todo corazón que te recuperes del todo de la lacra que es el cáncer. En hora buena Ximo.

Absolutely spectacular Ximo, bravo!!! What surprises me is that you didn’t take longer. I have no words to express the beauty & expertise of your work and I applaud you and I wholeheartedly wish you a full recuperation from the plague that is cancer. Congratulations Ximo.
#18 Madhu Mathur 2018-12-03 21:22
Beautiful! Best wishes for you.
#17 Joanmh 2018-12-03 21:22
At a distance, it looks like lace work. Just beautiful.
#16 Cassidy Rowland 2018-12-03 20:26
I have never seen something so detailed and expressive, truly stunning in concept and execution. Absolutely deserved!
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