Hey if you attend our meetings in Parrotsville, you should recognize this! This started as an example in the class I taught on Bethany Reynolds' Stack-N-Whack technique. I pieced it last summer after the class and then it went into danger of being a UFO.... but its less than a year and now its quilted and finished... that means its not a UFO, right?
It looks happy here on my newly painted porch steps. The fan fabric was from a bed ruffle that I inherited from my mother in law, Evelyn Buck. I hate it when beautiful things start to fall apart, and you know how bed ruffles can be eventually. I decided to do a stack and whack with it; it was a typical fifties looking floral and wow, the stack and whack just unlocked its potential and makes it look like an entirely different fabric! So kaleidoscope... I took the finished fans to the fabulous fabric shop in Baileyton, TN where I got the perfect Kona fabric pink and the nice greens to finish the quilt out.
Its all machine work... perfect for the ones of us who are in a hurry!!
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.