The Rising Star Quilters Guild put on their 32nd show this past weekend in Lexington MA. I spent a lot of time working the boutique, so I didn’t photograph everything I loved or that I was interested in. I am so sorry to have missed a few of them, but I thought would show you what I exhibited, our bee quilt challenge and some quilts and why I liked them.
These are the 2 large quilts that I had in the show, Morning Glory Mosaic and Gregarious Greylags. The third quilt, Birds and the Bee, was made by my little sewing group – I paper pieced the water birds in 3 of the corners. We often have one we sell and then all the proceeds go to our benefit quilt group – for batting or long arm machine time. It sold, and so once again, we are helping to support the benefit quilt group.
Our bee, the Sewatorium Sisters, always has a challenge for the little group! For the “tea challenge” the idea was to select a tea that had a name that inspired a quilt. As usual, the interpretations are as varied as the members of our group. My quilt, Cherry Cosmo…Two Ways, was my third entry in the show (our limit). I am really looking forward to finding that tea*, made by Forte, one day. Although it is sold as a loose tea, I took liberty and put it in one of their well known bags, just for fun.
Cherry Cosmo was one of my 3rd Quarter goals, but I finished it on October 2nd, so it is done, but not counted as one of my finished goals for the 3rd quarter. I had fun doing it and am getting the hang of drawing things in EQ8*. Hooray!
Up next, are a few other things that caught my eye. I loved the Artful Log Cabins* and forgot all about that technique by Katie Pasquini Masopust. I was thinking of doing something like this for one of my long term projects, so it was good to have it brought to mind. Yes, missing a class with Timna Tarr was unavoidable; I love Peggy’s quilt! Finally, I couldn’t get over how rich some of the cottons looked on that stole. I knew that one of those fabrics was grunge but boy did they look perfect on that Pentecost stole (3 squares, trinity, etc.)
So, back to normal…whatever that is. I will be working on my Island Batik Catalog quilt for 2020 this week. I hope to get most of the piecing done so I can quilt it the following week. Wish me luck. I also hope to finish up most of the appliqué on the above piece and the part that will finish my project. I like what I have done, so you should see it mid-week!
4th Quarter Projects
An SAL (sew along) announcement
Island Batik October – Tablerunner with appliqué
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8
Barn Quilt BOM #3 – 11/6
Island Batik Challenge November
Island Batik Challenge December