Thanks for all the kind wishes for my daughter’s recovery from her arm-break and surgery. It’s been a long week, but each day is better than the last.
While we were in the hospital this past week, while Sophie slept, I did a little hand-work to finish up appliqueing and embroidering the mini quilt I’ve been working on. I had finished most of it before the big emergency; I asked my husband to pack it up and bring it to me at the hospital.
Here is the quilted piece that serves as the background for the quilt. I finished quilting it on the longarm last week (I posted it on Instagram because I liked it so much, I almost left it like it was without adding any embellishments).
I used a quilting design made famous by Angela Walters from her Shape by Shape quilting book. My friend Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl used the same beautiful design a couple of weeks ago too in her Out of the Woods quilt. There’s no better way to quilt a windy scene.
Meanwhile, before the big injury, my daughter and I had been having fun practicing origami, with little squares of paper over the past few weeks. She folded all of these paper dresses by herself. I wondered if I could accomplish the same look, but with some of my favorite fabrics.
I gave it a try, using some of my favorite Cotton & Steel prints in beachy, dreamy colors. And I love the results! It finishes at 20.5″ x 17″.
I am having fun imagining all the possibilities for future projects. If anyone is interested, I could post a tutorial for the method in the next couple of weeks.
Here’s a closer picture, where you can see the dresses a little more clearly. I also used the rope stitch to embroider the laundry line using Aurifil’s Aurifloss in Natural White (2021), and I made the little bird with Aurifloss black (2692), and a tiny turquoise beak (2810).
The Austin Modern Quilt Guild was invited to exhibit a selection of quilts at our local airport where they have an awesome Fiber Arts display. I submitted this mini quilt for consideration. The guild will vote on entries this week. We’ll see – there are so many beautiful entries! Wait til you see Michelle’s entry – it is so cool. She knocked it out of the park. We’ll post it next Friday.
Happy weekend, everyone. I’m linking up with My Quilt Infatuation, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, Link A Finish Friday, Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, and Show off Saturday.