Thursday, August 12, 2010
"The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out!" Anonymous
I can finally report I have some finished products!!! Below are the small quilts I have finished for our guild show's Silent Auction. We have a scholarship fund for college students we choose from several applications to help with their college expenses. (See our website http://www.tvqg.org/ if interested in finding out more about it.) The money we make at our Silent Auction goes towards our scholarship money...the more we make, the more we can give.
The top Quilt was pieced by my daughter and quilted by me..24" X 24"; the bottom quilt...12" x 12" was a leftover block from a previous quilt to which I added some more borders.
The top quilt is a block I was experimenting with to see if I wanted to make a larger quilt. And the bottom one is from the Paula Nadelstern class I took a few weeks ago...some of the left over small blocks I had made...both are about 14" X 14".
And I finally have finished my Challenge Quilt...each year, the guild has a member's only challenge with a different topic...I think I have given the criteria in a previous blog. My quilt turned out to be 21" x 42"; I have titled it "Chinese Coins: 170 X 2"...the title comes from the traditional block (my interpretation) Chinese Coins, and the fact that I have used 170 fabrics/six columns/ split in half which gives me 12 columns...thus the "x 2"! And I added some fake Chinese coins and a little Asian script (which I have no idea what it means!) for some embellishments....also hand quilted with perle cotton thread.
Chinese Coins: 170 x 2
Two close ups of my embellishments.
I meant to make it kind of "crude"...not straight lines etc. so I am hoping that will not be taken as errors!! But, oh well, I am happy with it!
Other distractions from my quilting...(not really complaining!!!)...Monday I met with about 15 of my ex-fellow teachers from when I taught....some still teaching; most retired as I am...We had a great time and are going to make it an annual event! Second Monday in August. Then Wednesday, we met with our poker pals...fun time as always...we again weren't big winners, but we made a "not quite such a loss" comeback before we called it a night! I am sure if we played for several more hours we would have come out way ahead!!! NOT!!