Saturday, August 01, 2009

Anita's Quilt

I finally finished Anita's quilt for the Fiber Divas challenge. I can't believe how long it took me. I thought Anita and Carmen's theme would be easy for me. Was I wrong!! Both of them picked the same theme, Ecclesiastes 3:1. "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." This was my third attempt at Anita's. I do have an idea for Carmen's. Just need to get moving on it! We were supposed to have these done back in June. At least I'm not the only one still working. Once I finish Carmen's I can start working on mine and putting all the pieces I've received together.

Here's a closeup of a couple of the trees. I used two pieces of Elin Nobles fabric for the background. The blue one, Anita supplied. The gold bottom piece was some that I had. I put a piece of painted cheesecloth over the top to help blend the two pieces together. It gives it a sort of painted look.

We haven't had much of a summer here. Just a lot of rain. My garden is water logged and starting to rot. I'm finally starting to get some cherry tomatoes but I don't know if my big tomatoes will ever ripen. They are rotting before they get ripe. We have a lot of flowers we started but we never got the chance to plant them!

I'm getting ready to take a class at the World Quilt and Textile Show in Manchester. I'm taking "Up Close and Personal" with Rosalie Dace. I'm really looking forward to it. Just wish I could go down the day before and stay over night like I usually do. But it just isn't in the budget this year. So I will get up at 0'dark thirty (5:30am) so I can be down to Manchester and all set up by 9am. At least I'm used to getting up early but it will be a really long ride home that evening and I won't be able to take my time looking around the show. Might not get to see everything. Might be a good thing, I won't be tempted to spend money at the vendors booth, if I don't have the time to look.


Melanie said...

You do such amazing work Beth!! :) Is this all hand stitched? Not sure I'd have the patience .... it is really beautiful!

Nicole said...

You really do lovely work! I wish I had the time and patience for this! Just amazing.