Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Double Wedding Ring - anything but traditional!

No post yesterday. I was looking forward to posting about my day but when I got home after 10 p.m. I was too tired.
I taught The Eight Pointed Star For One Arm Quilter for the Lighthouse Quilt Guild yesterday. I had a fantastic very competent group of students. I can't wait to see the photos of their finished quilts. They promised they'd send pictures and when they do I'll post them here.
In the evening I did my lecture "Creating Spectacular Quilts" for the guild. The turnout was much larger than I expected. I had printed over 100 bookmarks with my contact information and the information about my upcoming solo show in January.
I was shocked when I ran out of them with a large portion of the audience not getting one.
I showed about 40 different quilts and did include 2 of my first quilts so people could see where I started - and believe me it was not even near the top!

One of the quilts I showed was this Double Wedding ring quilt. When we were planning the new addition for our house quite a few years ago I had a color scheme before I even had a final plan. I had purchased a rug that came from Peru because I fell in the love with the colors, colors I had no where in my home at the time.
They were the inspiration colors for this quilt.

This next photo shows a closeu0p of the quilting and colors. If you think you see blue lines to mark the quilting you are right. I thought if I left the markings on the quilts the quilting would show up better in photographs. I think it is time to remove them! The colors are very accurate in the close up.

Both photos are clickable so you can see the details and colors better.
This quilt is blankie size. I think it is time to retire my other blankie done in the 70's and think about using this one.

1 comment:

Judi said...

I really like your choice of colors and the quilting is also great. Judi