Sunday, June 26, 2011
Central Oklahoma Quilt Show and Toads
Recently, I've been working on a quilt I'm giving as a gift. I didn't start it until last week. It is small, about the size of a baby quilt.
I quilted it a couple of days ago and yesterday, I actually cut out the binding, machined stitched it to the quilt and handstitched it down. ALL IN ONE DAY. I couldn't believe it. I amazed myself. I felt like doing a victory lap but it was still 95 degrees outside at nearly 10:00 AT NIGHT and I didn't want to drop dead of a heart attack before I got that sucker in the mail. After it arrives at its destination, I'll post some better photos. For now, here's a toad:
I went to the Central Oklahoma Quilt Show, this week (this is not me):
This photo does not do this quilt justice. It won Best Use of Fabric. I think it's called Shades of the Orient:
An innovative and dramatic use of log cabin blocks with a great job of quilting to pull it together:
Best in Show and it deserved it:
A pretty Hawaiian Quilt:
This was a beauty, too:
It is toad season and the girls are driving us mad being constantly on the hunt.
I didn't need to hear that.
My next quilting project, besides working on bindings, will probably be my younger daughter's wedding quilt. She was married over four years ago and it is about time I got back to it. It has pineapple blocks, one of my favorite blocks. After that, I have a stained glass quilt project coming up and also an art quilt I need to make for one of my online groups.
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl the toad tosser