Esther got that Juki really singing and finished her quilting of the 9 Patch.
She was very pleased!
I stitched away on my fan block in the meantime, yesterday spending the day deciphering the enigmatic sport of curling, watching the Olympics. I get such a kick out of it...
This seems more like "primary colors" than "jewel tones", but I did keep things bright!
To see the other blocks that will go into this quilt for a hospital in Texas, look here.
Next up, I hope to get started on my entry for the Alliance for American Quilts contest this year, "New from Old". (All the info you need for entering is on that page.) It's a broad theme that celebrates the past in the frame of the present.
Though as a board member I am ineligible to win--and the prizes are really great this year, including a HandiQuilter mid-arm machine, the traditional "sit down model", valued at $5000--I love participating. 16" X 16" is a great format...I hope you'll considering entering, too. The winners are determined by online voting of Alliance members. You don't have to join to enter, but your entry fee is so much less if you're a member that it pays to join for that reason alone...plus, you'll get to vote! The quilts will be shown in different venues around the country, and then auctioned off next fall. Proceeds benefit the Alliance--what a win/win!