Sunday, May 12, 2013

Venturing Out

Entering local quilt exhibits----juried and not!

One of my resolutions for 2013 was to submit several pieces to different venues. So far, I've submitted to The West Virginia Quilt Festival, Sacred Threads, and The WV Annual Quilt and Wall Hanging Exhibition at the State Culture and History Museum.  Busy, busy, busy. Oh and I forgot, Amy's Blogger's Online Festival is coming up too. These shows are giving me deadlines which spur me on to do more than I thought I could do. I'm one of those QUILTERS who needs a deadline to get beyond procrastination and desire for perfection and MOVE!!

Received Word that my piece titled "Holy Encounter" has been accepted for the Sacred Thread 2013 Exhibit.  ( I hear the Halleluia chorus in my head)!!!!  

"Peaceful Path"   has been accepted for the WV Quilt Festival.  (the choir continues to sing!)


Friday, May 3, 2013

How Time Flies!

What I've been doing?

Apri 30, 2013

This Quilt was made in a class through Quilt University in 2012. I've had this top for over a year and finally decided to finish it up into a lap quilt for a give-away from our local quilting group; however, I decided to keep it when one of our members asked if I might teach the block to others next year.  I made a backing, added the three borders, and pinkish binding. 
         Trying to come up with a quilting pattern was tricky. I finally tried some glad sticky wrap to mark different possibilities for quilting.  Another reason I decided to keep it is because I used it to practice free motion quilting, which is a challenge for me, but one I'm working on mastering.
         The next step of finding something to mark my pattern with on the light dark fabrics was even trickier, but AHA! some old dressmaker marking paper saved the day

I love how these colors seem to shimmer and the transparency effects of them, caused by the value shifts going from light to dark and vice versa.   


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