It's been a bit 'up and down' for me here since I last posted about my making (i.e., before the Gallery visit and the 'Follow' information -- which I hope, by the way, is working out for those who've chosen it).
(Can I ask a favour? This is a long post...but please don't skim. Read it in bits, if you must; think of it as a short story that needs reading, even if read over time. Thanks!)
I finished up the binding on "Grassy Creek", washed it and packed it to deliver to Susan, the intended recipient -- her mother, Joan, was my dear friend who died at 89 in January 2020 and gave me several tubs of fabric (!) -- most of which were the source for this quilt.
Here it is in the glorious late October sunshine -- front:
My long-arm quilter, Sylvia Sawyer of Woodwind Long-arm Quilting -- up Lakebend Road north of Mirror, Alberta, on the way to Bashaw* -- is simply the best! Her prices are reasonable, and she's got an eye for thread colour and quilting patterns -- whether custom or pantograph. She didn't bat an eye when I told her that there was a lot of polyester (including all of the back!!) and poly-cotton in this quilt. Joan, it would appear, was the Queen of Polyester! 😉😆
|Designer: Lizzie Kate|
And the second? With the first in mind -- is to officially launch the "Out of the Landfill Project".
|Photo: Diane Melms|
My piece is the cruciform star in the centre of the photo.
Title: Incarnation to Resurrection: Reflections on the
Colours of the Church Year
A quilt on a quilt: Forgiveness (C) 2021
Commercial fabrics, machine pieced,
mounted on quilted
hand-dyed synthetic fabric.
|Quilting detail #1|
|Quilting detail #2|
*I told you, I live in the Middle of Nowhere in central Alberta! 😉