He is doing a program on my quilts for the Arkansas Quilters Guild on Monday night in Little Rock.
He and my friend, Sharon, evidently cooked up this idea that seeing my quilts might make a good program and they talked me into letting them 'borrow' however many I would let go on an 'adventure.'
So, off they have gone. (And, in case you are wondering...I was asked to go and observe the festivities, but I had to decline that invitation for reasons I'm not going into here...but rest assured, I'm sure I will get an earful from somebody on Tuesday!!! Probably and Jim and his shenanigans!) I ended up sending twenty-three quilts....and so, today, decided I would show you a handful of them.
I wanted this quilt to look vintage. I used nine vintage blocks, taken apart and re-pieced, with a new handle added. And, I wanted lots of quilting on it....as I like to do. Never using much white fabric, when it was done...it was TOO bright for me....so I dyed it in my washing machine....on advice of a friend. While it did tone it down a bit....it was not an over-all toning down, but kind of splotchy....which I didn't like. Oh, well, live and learn!!! I did manage to get a lot of quilting on it, however!
See in this lower right corner....the background changes color a bit. I really did like the quilting though.
I embroidered a little design on the bottom of each basket. Now, I really DID like that!
And, so, here we are.....twenty-three quilts in these bags in the back of my little car. I took them to the downtown studio, where Jim picked them up and off they went on their little adventure. What do you think they will say when they get home?
Sure hope you all enjoyed seeing these....hope to post something completely different in a few days...meantime....stay safe, warm and cozy and have some FUN! pat