First is "Be Kind". My Uncle Hal's dear wife Deb gave me the cross stitch piece that I used in the center of the quilt.
Next, I finished up a long term project called "The Red Guest House". This is at my cousin Tracy's ranch in New Mexico. I started it in one of my "Home Portraits" classes.
A throw quilt top came together quickly using blocks from my "Pretty Crazy" pattern for Brookshier Design Studio. I can't wait to quilt this on my Handi Quilter Sweet 16!
So I've been having some fun, exploring new ideas.
I'm getting more and more drawn into using vintage textiles in my work...and was recently given some very precious blocks from Lisa Boni that I will be working with later this summer...you'll be hearing more about that project when the time comes.
And another dear friend has sent me some vintage quilt tops that I will be practicing my machine quilting on...yes, I know, you heard that right. I have a deep desire to make functional quilts again, traveling in the footsteps of women lost to time who went before me....but adding my own quirky elements, never leaving the 15 years I've spent crazy quilting too far behind.
Here is one of them...
Speaking of history....
I was honored to be interviewed by the Why Quilts Matter: Quilts, Art, and Politics project undertaken by the Kentucky Quilts Project, Inc. They asked me about the connection between crazy quilting and today's art quilt movement and made me do some deep thinking on the subject. Take some time to look over their site...there is treasure there!
I've got some traveling ahead, but expect to be blogging more regularly after I return home in a few weeks...til then, Happy Stitching!