Saturday, November 17, 2012
Off the Needles Mostly!
This past week most of my knitting has been of the secret variety as the holidays are approaching way too quickly. Thanksgiving really IS next week, right? However, I did get part way down the heel flap of the mate to this sock, very unusual for me as I usually procrastinate doing sock #2.
One of the things I did this past week though that was fun and inspiring was to attend the Block Party Quilters' annual quilt show with my friend Becca. There were lots of quilts to admire and many vendors to visit but just a tiny bit of stash enhancement.
It was really fun to see quilts made by friends, like this one by Linda Hunnell, who is in my quilt group.
A number of quilts were made to donate to our local Ronald McDonald house including this one. It was a group project; my strip is the hearts. We have several embroiderers in our group as you can see in a couple of the strips.
This was the only crazy quilt I found, and it only featured a small amount of hand embroidery, mostly done by machine.
The featured artist was Linda Hadden who uses a very interesting technique. Her quilts are made of lots, and I mean lots, of tiny colored pieces that are carefully placed, covered with tulle, and then quilted. Becca has more photos of Linda's work on this post. (It's interesting how we were each attracted to different quilts throughout the show.)
This was one of my favorite quilts. It made me smile.
All the tiny pieces sewn together by hand;on this one were amazing. I also thought the border was very interesting.
Can you even imagine how long this must have taken?
The details in this eagle were beautiful. The explanation said it was made separately and then attached.
I have a few more photos to share in another post, but right now I need to quit and go make some apple crisp to take to a friend's house this evening. Bye for now.