Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Voices in Cloth 2014

 What an amazing quilt show.  I am so proud to be part of the EBHQ quilt guild.  The natural light from the Richmond Craneway Pavilion really made the quilts sparkle.  Here is my Dragon Treasure.  I was surprised to see other silk quilts.  I guess once you start looking, your eyes are open to other styles.  Knowing how hard it was to piece the silks, I can appreciate silk quilts much more.
 This is Clamshell Mounds.  I received so many compliments on this quilt.  People were astounded that I hand pieced and hand quilted this.  Yes it takes longer, but when you're sitting and watching TV, its nice to have something in hand to work on.
 This is the workshop wall.  The Dragonfly quilt was made in a Marjan Kluepfel workshop.
 The yellow and brown pineapple pattern was made in a Rita Hutchins workshop.
Hello Marti.  She is sitting under my Obachan quilt made in the John Marshall workshop.

Simple 4 patch

Look how wonderful a simple 4 patch can be if you use Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and place them into a woven texture.  The colors give a modern feel to a simple pattern.  This has been on the wall for over a month now.  With the VIC and workshops, I haven't been able to take it off the wall and start quilting the top.  It measures 82 x 82 now, so I probably won't put a border on.  I have a 80 x 20 cotton polyester batting that could fit.  But after hearing Pat Paulys lecture about the virtues of wool batting, I might just wait to buy some wool batting.

I have started to use the leftovers of the 42 fat quarter Kaffe shot cottons.  There was only a 5 inch strip x 18 inch left.  What can you make with these small strips of fabric?  My next project.  You'll just have to wait and see.  I have already finished cutting all the fabric.  Now if I can find the time to piece them together.