Wearing a different hat, so to speak, (as opposed to "artist") I joined DAR "besties" to have a beautiful Saturday morning and attend the dedication for the flanking monuments at the Battle Of Okeechobee State Park.
This panel made a cute kid's quilt. Felt the borders were wide and boring so added some bubbles and starfish and that pepped things up pretty well.
So awesome to see sandhill cranes again, just hanging out in the yard. The first time I ever saw them was on the Platte River in Nebraska. Did you know they are also native to northeastern Siberia?
Anna Wilson made this easy continuous stitch jelly roll quit. It really looks amazing and this is not a great picture.
Love this easy around the world with "Buttercream fabrics" from JoAnne's also.
Hand quilting a cute piece of cheater fabric at Okie-Tantie Quilting at the OKechobee Historical Museum!
Love these old oaks! At Santee River State Park
Mom and Pop win the Halloween Camper Contest at Santee!!
Close inspection of a Sinkhole
Cypress trees always look spooky...
Got it together today! Have bagged several years of lovable fabric scraps in stuffed gallon baggies and separated by color. Guess what I could not part with? The WHITE scraps! they are too inviting... they will be my keepers... 2 gallons of them! There are 9 more gallons going to guild for the November auction to raise money for a donation for the church where we hold our meetings and for our Quilts of Valor group.
Also completed this ruffled blankie to take and donate to our hospital ministry. Its a snap to make, sewed 2 two and a half yard wof pieces of flannel together, several times vertically and horizontally, pinked the sides (no hem necessary) and fringed the ends. Its a good size for a chemo patient to cuddle in while receiving chemo.
Finally got the quilt sleeve and name tag on OUT OF AFRICA, one of my favorites, love to look at the animals. Its going to the guild challenge in February - challenge quilt must have STAR. Star fabric, stars, pieced stars, whatever!
This quilt, temporarily called "Legacy" has been occupying the greater part of my quilting time recently. It getting close to done, here are some snippets.
My DAR Chapter here in TN (William Cocke Chapter) is making Christmas ornaments for a tree in the TN Governor's home. They want 300-500 decoration from DAR members across the state. Here is my contribution, these were fun to make but completely time consuming.... I think I could have put together a nice art quilt in the same amount of time!
Finally got a chance to go visit the Rose Center Quilt Show in Morristown, TN. I won the Guild Challenge and the Viewer's Choice, yay! and some other lesser ribbons. It was a pretty show, but so many entries that it was really difficult to take good pictures because of the crowding.
These are not mine, but loved the idea and the cute pigs!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful Pine Needles in the Snow by Barbara Webster got BEST IN SHOW!!!!!!!!
Stunning multi Bargello by Faye Andrews...
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.