Monday, February 28, 2011
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Sunday, February 20, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Check out some more design walls online at Judy's Patchwork Times.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
(assisted by the Jackie Robinson Binding Miter Tool), and let a guild member do the hand stitching to the back. We'll do a full reveal on Tuesday night at the guild meeting. If you're local, I hope you'll come out and see it. One friend who stopped by to see the progress suggested that this quilt needs to be auctioned at a winery wine & cheese event or even purchased by the Chamber of Commerce to be hung for permanent display in/around town. Wow....that was unexpected, but what a nice compliment and so nice to hear that it is considered to be of such meaning--part of the design's purpose so I'm glad it comes through in the actual quilt. Nine icons were chosen by guild members based on them identifying icons of the valley. Some of the icons everyone will recognize, at least one is quite new. I'll post a full photo and more detailed images after Tuesday's reveal.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Last year I offered to design our raffle quilt. Many members participated by making log cabin blocks with a common center, and fabric color choices given (creams and medium greens--make it scrappy) along with a paper piecing set of directions. We got all but 2 blocks that we needed and set them together in a beautiful setting with W W in the center of the quilt to represent our valley's name--Walla Walla Valley. Guild members individually wrote down what icons they think of when they think of the valley. I wanted to use the June Jaeger concepts that were taught in our featured teacher class last year --silhouettes-- to incorporate these icons into the quilt. Late in the year, Eddie Walker, came forward willing to help with the quilt and I asked her to interpret the icons into the silhouettes. She beautifully designed them into a scene. A faux border was added one block into the quilt when it was assembled by Becki Lund. It is now on the quilting machine and I want to show detailed pictures as I go. Here is the start on the border.