Pete's favorite movie is the perfect title for my camp quilt. I dug really deep in my stash for this one, so there is a fair amount of bad and ugly fabric! I did throw in some good, or I never would have wanted to finish it. I'm really pleased with the end product. It will be perfect to sleep under at quilt camp and Girl Scout camp. (quilt holders: Julia and Josh, the boyfriend)The triangles came from a Keepsake Quilting Y2K collection. In late 1999, I purchased a beautifully packaged collection of 2000 different 4" squares. The project I had planned required 2" squares, so I cut them all down. I used one pile of 2" squares (quilt never completed, mind you), gave away the stack of 2" x 4" rectangles, and kept the other stack of 2" squares. When it came time to cut out this quilt, how smart was I to work out the block size to utilize those squares?
As ugly as some of those fabrics are, they actually do play well together. And they are a part of my quilting history, or my mother's. I blame her for that piece of poly.
Janet and I attended an applique class today with award winning applique artist, Maria Lage. The link will take you to a photo of a quilt that is absolutely incredible in person. She's brilliant at fabric selection. We had a great time, learned a lot and had cake. Happy Birthday, Maria!
I finished my flower when I got home. It's not perfect, but I like it. Now it needs a goldfinch. The pieces are tiny. If I keep going at this rate, I might be done before I see Maria next weekend. I'd like to have it ready for show & tell. Janet chose the cardinal pattern as her first ever applique project. I know she can do it! Everything else will be a piece of cake after this.
We're going to see Drumline Live tomorrow night. We can't wait!