Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Quilt Was Chosen!!

Hello fellow appliquers.  My quilt called "Sueville Album" (posted previously) has been accepted into an exhibit of quilts made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics at Portsmouth Fabric Company in Portsmouth, NH.  The exhibit will run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 28, 2012.   The exhibit coincides with a lecture, book signing, and workshop that he will conduct in conjunction with Portsmouth Fabric Company and Quilter's Connection the weekend of Sept. 29-30.  For more info see the PFC website     Sueville is a combination of parts of Kim McClean's Roseville Album and Stars and Sprigs patterns.  I couldn't decide which quilt to make so I used my favorite parts of both and combined them into an original design which includes a few Sunbonnet Sues here and there!!  I am so excited that the designer of the fabric I LOVE SO MUCH will be able to see it.  The only thing that would be better is if Kim herself would be there.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Feeling "centered"

Finally managed to piece all the center blocks of my Stars and Sprigs. And, as careful as I was and as much as I heeded Kelli's warnings, I still have one fabric that bled a bit in one block. I'll be trying to get that out but if I can't, I can live with it. (More thoughts on the best way to erase that?) I did the Sprigs blocks, all hand appliqued, in autumn colors with the stars representing the blue fall sky (lighter blocks nearer the center). Thanks, Kim, for a beautiful pattern that I still love working on after all this time. Now if I can just keep going on the borders so I finish before another year goes by....