Thursday, June 18, 2015

Little Birches

Little Birches is finished and ready for the Hayward Quilt Show auction the end of July. The binding is perfect, and the trees really have a 3-d effect. I've added some crystals in the sky. They represent fire flies to me, but could also be stars in the night sky.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

One Step Closer

The mini birch wall hanging is almost finished. It's quilted, the hanging dowel is covered with the same fabric as the back and the label will be fused on. I plan to add a few diamond crystals to replicate fire flies. 

The larger version is on the machine for quilting. The quilting will be knocking the black background down and some stitch in the ditch for the birches with swirled knots in some of the patches.

The mini is for the Hayward Piecemakers small quilt auction, and the larger for a permanent exhibit in the local library. However, I have a goal of having it finished in time for the end of July quilt show, so it can be displayed.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

MN Quilt Show Zen

Nothing warms the heart of a fiber addict more than a quilt show shopping spree. I paid my respects to the Minnesota Quilt Show this past weekend and came away feeling very satisfied. The vendor numbers seemed a bit light and the 3 arena's not as full as I remembered it from past shows there, but it did the job. 

I'm totally in love with the Wicked exhibit hosted by Cherrywood Fabrics. And, the Northern Lights Machine Quilters exhibit in the lobby was impressive. 

On average I could make it down an isle 5 or 10 feet and I had a friend to chat with. That is part of the shows I love. Being able to connect with like minded addicts, networking, being inspired by the riot of color and texture puts me in a perfect Zen.

Shows are always too far apart, but in the meantime, I'll console myself with the treasures that came home with me and put in a bit of sewing time.