Monday, October 18, 2010

Triangle Quilt - "Amish Lib."

At last I finished!  
I took the center panel with me to Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat the first week on October, promising myself that I would get the words and the borders finished while I was there.  Hooray, it happened!

After getting home I worked on the quilting, first covering those triangles with crosshatching.

Then I put uneven feathers in the two side panels, "echo-ed" the words, and put straight lines behind them.  [I had decided that the YEAR would be easier in Roman numerals because there are only straight lines for 2010.]

I know I missed the deadline, but I am really pleased with the result.  
It makes me smile!

Sara Homeyer

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pinwheel Parade

I finished the quilt for the newest challenge.  I hit a point with it that I didn't much care for it.  So, I stopped.  Then, the next time I looked at it, I liked it.  Funny, that.  Does it ever happen to you like that?  I think it's just that we have to get distance from it and look at it in a different perspective.

 It's square, it just doesn't want to hang flat and I refuse to pin it because it's SUPPOSED to stay up on the darned design wall all by itself.  It's staying for now.  Though I suspect when I come home tonight from work it'll be on the floor.