Sunday, March 15, 2009
My newest quilt: Quilt 340 & Discovery Launch
I just finished this quilt. The title is currently Quilt 340. Hopefully I'll come up with a better name in time. I've used 2 different groups of hand dyed fabrics to create this piece. It is a fused quilt that I quilted with a zig zag stitch.
I "invented" this way to quilt when I was quilting quilts that my grandchildren created and they were creating them faster than I could think or quilt. I forgot to change the stitch to a straight stitch before I started doing the quilting on one of Jessica's creations. Rather than take out the stitching I decided I like the effect and continued quilting her quilt. I have since used this on other quilts.
I added the stitched spiral as a focal point. This is part of a series I have worked on from time to time.
After I sent this post I looked at the television and they were covering the launch of Discovery. After it lifted off I thought "Duh" - I'm going outside and see if I can see it. It is just slightly over 100 miles from here. It was a perfect time of day and I could see things very clearly. Had I thought ahead of time I would have been ready with my binoculars and camera. After the capsule got far enough away so I could no longer see it I ran inside, took the memory card out of the ocmputer, put it in the camera and took some pictures. I think it's quite amazing what can be seen from over 100 miles. The only other time I saw one was around noon and that was just a white trail. I found this very exciting.
Tonight's puzzle is Quilt 340.