I prepared a red and green string quilt as a project for our Possum Town Quilters. Using an old algebra book for foundations we placed a yellow strip diagonally in each block with red on one side and green on the other side.
Carla, Lawana, and Carol sewed strings while …
… Brenda, Ebba, Karen, (Judy and CC not pictured) and I hand quilted.
Karen is a new member and brought along some of her fiber art for show and tell. I love her use of bright colors and improvisational designing.
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Paul’s mom had a birthday this week. We took supper to her and Daddy and enjoyed the evening. They have lots and lots of purple martins.
But then I decided to try a bouquet of cattails. Using paper I cut out a vase, reeds, and the cattail heads and auditioned placement.
Then I cut the cattail bouquet from dark brown fabric and
arranged it on the quilted background.
A Glimpse Through the Lattice – Cattails
Cattails on the edge of a pond summon memories of simpler times, lazy summer days and the song of frogs croaking in chorus among the reeds. Birds alight atop the sturdy cattail stalks and herald the dawn. By bringing a bit of the country life indoors to create a cattail bouquet, one can catch a glimpse through the lattice of natural pleasures ad the cycle of life.
Some highlights of the annual quilt show for me was a visit with Lea McComas, the maker of “Bike Boys.” Lea received her inspiration from “a photograph and newspaper clipping from the Denver Post in the archives of the History Colorado Museum, Denver, Colorado.”
I like the simplicity of this quilt “Diamond Dust” by Doris Brunnette and Trina Kirkvold.
At a recent MS SAQA “pod” meeting we challenged ourselves to use a capital “H” in a small quilt.
I saw lots of different “H’s” in this picture that I took last February in the Outer Banks of NC along the beach.
Zoomed in and cropped.
Techniques/Materials: commercial cottons, tulle, an assortment of thread including Superior’s King Tut and Fantascico, applique fused, heavily machine quilted, traditional binding hand stitched to the back, insert skewer under top triangles to hang.