Jul 25 15
Woo-hoo! Our local quilt show, Kaleidoscope of Quilts, was held this weekend and I am one lucky quilter! The quilt I call “My Thistle Garden” won many awards…Best of Show, Best Wall Quilt, and Best Machine Quilting on a Non-Computerized Long Arm! I feel so proud and so grateful!! What a great way to begin the weekend! Well, it only got better from there! I taught a class on trapunto in the afternoon and for the first time ever, everyone decided to frame their wreath with a circle of featherettes. Check out this shot of Gary Harvey’s block where he’s stitched his first round of featherettes surrounding the wreath: Can you believe that this was the first time he’d tried using a chalk triangle to create boundaries to make a freehand featherette? His work is so symmetric it almost looks like it was created from a digital file! He’s working on another row of featherettes that will fall between these now and I can’t wait to see what his finished block looks like! When I asked if anyone else would let me take a picture of their block for my blog, everyone was SILENT! Sorry I don’t have more pictures but you’ll have to trust me, they did some really beautiful work and it made my day. Hope everyone else is having a great weekend!