Friday, August 10, 2007

"I've Seen Fire and I've Seen Rain"

If I don't get to my sewing room today, I'm going to.... (quilters know how to finish this sentence!)

Earthly Goods, the quilt shop in my city, has a 'degree' program. All 'grads' can meet once a month and learn new tricks, share in fabric exchanges, hear speakers, see demonstrations, and share in projects. This quilt was a Grad Club 'mystery medallion' that started with an assigned middle size, but it could be anything we wanted. Each month we were given options of various borders and assigned widths, but each quilter could choose the combinations. Twenty-seven participated and all the quilts wound up the same size, but there the resemblance ended.

This is my project, which I joked was an exercise in matching points. I did a Carpenter's Wheel in the middle because I wanted to try one, but only one! However, the colors prompted the quilt's name, and I like James Taylor's voice. This lap quilt is 43.5" x 63.5" and was displayed in Earthly Goods 2004 Fall Show. The photo isn't the best, but since I still have this quilt, I can (and should) take a better one.

Now, I must get off this computer and sew...

1 comment:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I agree, Carpenter's Wheel is a one time thing. I like medallian quilts and keep thinking I'll do one again (last one was in 1986).
I like this one.