Saturday, May 22, 2010
Quilt Festival On-line
After feasting my eyes on the first dozen or so quilts in the Quilt Festival hosted by Amy, I have decided to participate.
I decided to showcase my header quilt "Orange Crush".
This quilt is a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. This was the first mystery that I took part in. It was fun taking part in the mystery. This was not my first quilt but it was the first quilt I made that had half square triangles in it. They were not the easiest for me me. But I survived.
As some of you know, I live in a small town without a quilt shop. In fact, we have a Wal-mart that is not even a supercenter. Therefore, I do not have instant access to fabric. When I made this quilt, I used scraps that had. But I ran out of black and white fabrics so I visited Wal-mart and purchased what black and white fabric they had. It was all okay except the gray and white checked.
That material was thinner and, oh my, how it stretched when I sewed it. (I then realized how important it was to purchase good fabric.) But as you can see, I worked with it and ended up with a stunning quilt. I gave it to my husband but you know how that goes. It is on display in my home all of the time, so it really still is mine.
And a mosaic.
I finished this quilt before we had snow but waited to photograph it because I was looking for the perfect setting. I actually sat down, wrapped it around me, and "took in the view" for 10 or so minutes before going back into the house that day. Don't you just love the "stillness" of snow?
Glad you stopped by. Be sure to check out all of the other quilts in the Quilt Festival. And I hope you stop by to visit another day.
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.