A View of My Quilt Life

Monday, August 28, 2017

August Onward!

Where has the past three weeks flown to?

To be honest, after juggling the finish on the last three pieces and getting them off to competition, I needed a break.  Now that I had a breather and dusted off the sewing machine pedal, I'm back stitching.

Let's start with a show recap:
The Summer Solstice
and the Phoenix quilt

were both entered in an annual LQS show.  Neither of them placed. Not entirely surprised (though a little disappointed), as the LQS show participants/attendees are more traditionally focused (civil war repro/wool/etc.) and the Phoenix was big, bold & bright! I design what I feel and knew it would be outside their norm. Nothing wrong with either - just different!

The cow quilt - MOO-VIE STAR

was my entry into the Cherrywood Fabrics Van Gogh Challenge.  While I did not make the initial cut of finalists (now dubbed the French Gallery),

I made it into the second group of finalists (The Dutch Gallery). 
Cherrywood will have two separate exhibits of the Van Gogh Challenge quilts traveling.  Including the Bohin Needle Manufacture, France - August - November 2018.

Now - on to what's under my needle now:

It's just a small bit, that I'll tell you more about it later.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Firebird - Phoenix Rising FINISH!

The Phoenix Rising challenge quilt is finished!

It's hanging in the studio, needing a final tape roller cleaning before going off to the show but it's done and I'm happy!

On to the next challenge.