Sunday, March 2, 2014

"Sierra Sunset"

     I started and finished project this week! As I've said many times before, small projects have a much higher chance of completion in this house! This finished at 16" x 33". I teach a class called "Woven Silhouettes" which is quite popular. It's a technique from Anna Faustino's book, "Simply Stunning Woven Quilts". When I'm booked for a class at a quilt guild or quilt shop, of course, they'd like a sample to put on the wall for a couple of months to entice quilters to sign up. Right now, I have all 3 of my samples 'out' and decided to make another just in case. I'm quite happy with the result! I used gold metallic thread to outline the silhouette and didn't have too awful a time with it considering how ornery it can be. Glad I tried it as it gives it a 'glint'.

       I also started a baby quilt this week and finished the top. I faithfully followed Moda's "Spell It With Fabric Blog Hop" for the past 2 weeks and was so inspired to make something with letters in it. Sandy Gervais' website offered a free pattern that hit my spot. Can you see it says "U R my Sunshine"? Although I had to resize the pattern to fit in the center of this quilt, it's just the right sentiment for this particular baby quilt.

       I'm a member of the Odd Fellows of Davis, CA and we have a delightful young couple in the process of adopting a baby from Korea. It's a long, frustrating process and we really feel for them. The child was an infant when the process started but will be 2 1/2 by the time the paperwork and government agree to let them go to Korea and take him bake to the U.S. The couple must stay in Korea 5 weeks meeting with the baby and his foster parents, quite a costly proposition! The Odd Fellows is holding a fundraiser to help with costs and this quilt will be presented to them.

      Go see the other great Design Wall projects on Judy's blog!


AnnieO said...

Ooh, love the woven quilt. Gotta show my sister that one! Wonderful use of the letters and the sun to send love to new parents! Hope the fundraising is a big success!

Sylvia said...

Love your woven background!

Kim said...

It's stunning! Where are you teaching your classes at? And what are you showing at the quilt show this year? I'm pretty sure I'll be going.