Sunday, July 28, 2013
Quilt Show and Class
I had a wonderful time at the quilt show yesterday. I didn't have a lot of time to check out the quilts and I only took one picture. The above quilt was probably my favorite in the show and it was made by Sayy B. Rowe. It is called "Crazy Patches: Four Seasons". The program states
The "Four Seasons" center block tree is set on point and framed with a triangle of crazy patch corners. Fabric choices, designs and embellishments were selected to reinforce the individual seasons. Source: A Calendar and Quilt Book 2002, Piecemakers, :Piecemakers Times & Seasons Crazy Patches: Four Seasons". Machine pieced, machine appliqued, hand embroidered, embellished, hand quilted.
I wish I had taken some close ups of the quilt. I would love to try to make a quilt like it someday.
And here is what I spent the most of the day doing. I took a Hawaiian quilt class with Faye Labanaris. I really wanted to learn needle turn and I thought it would be nice to take a class where I didn't have to lug my machine. I really find handwork so relaxing even though I didn't get the needle turn right off. I kept trying to "finger turn". I picked a simple orchid pattern since it is my first one. I didn't do a Hawaiian border on mine. I am unsure if I really wanted mine to look like a traditional Hawaiian quilt. I thought maybe a scrappy border would look cute. Any thoughts? It is suppose to be a wall-hanging but since it is my first needle turn project (first one I will finish anyway) I thought maybe a tabble topper would be better. Then I can put a vase on the mistakes.
I really enjoyed being in a room with other quilters. I need to take more classes.
I am linking up at Freshly Pieced: WIPs Wednesdays.