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!