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...
Here are my elaborate Halloween decorations (not) and a view of the lovely misty rain we had all day yesterday as a visit from Hurricane Nate. We had not had any recordable rain in something like a month, and we got over an inch, so that was great!
Even thought it was super warm for October, 75 degrees, it was a great day for Brunswick Stew so we went to all the elaborate (opening lots of cans) preparations and settled back to wait for it all to meld down into a delicious meal.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.