Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Prize - Yards of it!

Just a few days before the Houston International Quilt Festival, I learned that my quilt, Paint Can Posy, had won the Honorable Mention prize in the Free Spirit "I am an Artisan" Challenge.
Here I am with my quilt hanging at the show and below are two photos of some of the embroidery and embellishment on the quilt. It was machine quilted by Jan Hutchison and I pieced, hand appliqued, hand embroidered, and embellished it.
 My prize just arrived - more of the Artisan fabric line in the yellow and blue colorways! I thought I knew what I was going to make with it but now seeing it all in the box, I'm not sure. One thing I do know, I'm going to have to learn to like yellow!
What would you make?

Until next time, Mayleen

Monday, November 20, 2017

Shocked, Shell Shocked!

This morning while drinking my first cup of coffee and reading the Quilt Show newsletter, I found a picture of my clam shell quilt blocks, Shell Shocked, in the "Design to Quilt: Principles of Design - Unity/Variety" article written by guest editor Laura Wasilowski. At first, I thought the quilt blocks just looked familiar (not enough coffee!) but then I recognized it as my quilt made in about 2012. Thanks for including it! Here's a photo of the completed quilt.

If anyone is still reading this blog, yes I realize its been several months since my last note. I'm still quilting but am often working on quilts which shouldn't be made public because they're gifts or they might be entered into a show. I plan to post monthly so look for something from me again in December!
Until next time, Mayleen