Sunday, September 27, 2009

tea party & quilt show

What a delightful tea party on a beautiful September Sunday.

Janet Saulsbury prepared four kinds of tea sandwiches, two flourless chocolate cakes, shortbread cookies and fresh fruit plates—served with hot and iced tea. Trophy cupcakes and more goodies brought by friends kept us all well fed.

Fourteen quilts, made over the previous 12 months, were displayed. All but one went home with happy owners!

It was Hannah Mae’s fourth birthday. She was the star of the party—lovely, well-behaved and fun to talk with.

Monday, September 21, 2009

baby quilt series: no. 6

Marble Mania, 2009, 32" x 42"

The cottons in this baby quilt were marbled by Elin and Maurine Noble at an all-afternoon demonstration.

The center area has a haphazard pattern of fabric strips while the border has precisely lined-up strips. The stitching parallels the piecing—both random and perpendicular.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

baby quilt series: no. 5

Dungaree Baby, 2009, 34" x 42"

This is a true scrap quilt made with Maurine Noble castaways. The composition is a response to fabric at hand. The top includes pieces of hand-dyeds, an African printed cotton and a green pseudo-camouflage fabric.

Scissor-cut. Random pieced. Machine stitched-in-the-ditch.