Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lotus Project complete

Some months ago I wrote about a Florida/Michigan group of quilters who had chosen Bobbi Finley's Lotus pattern from our book, Tile Quilt Revival, to use for a project in which each member of the group made her own Lotus quilt in her own choices of fabrics. (See this blog for January 24 and 26, 2011.) The Lotus quilts are complete, and here is a picture of the quiltmakers and their quilts:
They are beautiful!  Thanks for sharing.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sarah's Challenge(s)

Back from the top of the world.
This glorious photo was taken by Bev Chapman, who has such an eye!  She's a trooper of a hiker, a great story teller, and an extraordinary photographer.  We were on the summit of Snowshoe Mountain on a gorgeous August day.  

So, back in the Heartland now and back to the design wall and the sewing machine, with an August 1 manuscript deadline behind me and UFO's to transform into FO's.  
Sarah's first challenge is DONE:
As promised with acceptance of the fat quarter (see the border) that started this challenge, it will go in the mini-quilt auction, proceeds to non-profits, at our guild show next spring.
At the guild's show-and-tell, it was great fun to see the variety of ways folks used the challenge fabric. Sarah rose to the occasion and announced a second challenge.  This time, 3 solids--deep blue, brown, and violet.  She had "a little bit Amish" in mind.  Here's the top I've made, which I'm calling, Not at All Amish:
Here's a detail in which you can see the 3 solids:
The violet is a beautiful thistle color, isn't it?
Happy September: