Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Something old, something new

I've been plugging away at the HST quilting. It seemed as though I would never be finished, but then, suddenly, I was! Now I need to order fabric for binding before the Big Reveal.

I began quilting my jelly roll race top. I tried free-motioning it & hated what I was doing, picked it all out & regrouped. This evening, I've been trying something new & really like how it is going. But it is our HMQG challenge this month, so I can't reveal it yet either. (I'll show you the backing fabric -- I've had it for years; it reminds me of the artwork of Charley Harper.)

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My Low Volume squares are idle on my design door; my Low Volume calicos are waiting for a brilliant idea to strike me -- I've been focusing my attention on the Jane Market bags & quilting.
I got a box of fabric in the mail this week -- I needed that like a hole in the head, but, hey, they were on sale.

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And my Big News: Skirting the Circle has been accepted to hang in the IQA -- Quilts: A World of Beauty at this year's Quilt Festival!!!!! I am really excited -- I've never seen any of my quilts hanging in any kind of show. This will be quite an experience. The credit for it even being considered goes to Shug -- he was the force behind it & did most of the work, as the deadline came while I was last out of town visiting my Mom.
Thanks, Shug!!!!

Skirting the Circle

15 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I love this quilt. Your circle quilting really makes it shine.

Becca said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations!

Sujata Shah said...

Congratulations! It is such a beauty!
Looking forward to your challenge quilt. I love the scrappy look so far.

beth said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is fantastic!

amy and the bad cats said...

What fantastic news! Congratulations! and i love your JR race backing, too!

Dan R said...

Congratulations on the show!

safieh said...

Wow, I was just planning to comment that I thought the backing really matched your starry top, but CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SHOW!! We will need dates so we can put it on the calendar and go see!!

O'Quilts said...

I love this quilt...thumbs up on the show and the new fabric which I do know that you really needed cuz I can identify and projects galore...sigh..so wonderful

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay!! That is a show quilt for sure!! I liked hearing about your other projects, it's fun trying to visualize them. That backing fabric is fabulous!!

Claudia said...

Congrats! That's fabulous news!

Liz said...

Wowzaaa!!! I am so proud. It is truly a work of art. Congrats, Beth.

Tonya Ricucci said...

congrats!!!! that is sooo exciting. fabulous quilt, well deserved honor. are you going to go to Houston to see it?

QuiltingCyclist said...

Wow, again! We are dancing in the casita here in Tucson. Shug is a very wise one. So very proud to know you and happy for you. Looking forward to seeing this at he show. Many congratulations.

chi.greenpatch said...

I am so happy for you! That quilt is beautiful and I am touched by the story,too.

Heather A said...

I just have to say that your Skirting the Circle quilt is probably my all-time favourite quilt. To me it brings back memories of sitting in my bedroom on the farm listening to record albums on my turntable ... holding the record sleeve, reading the lyrics ... singing along. I just love this quilt. It's all music to me.

Congrats on it being hung in a show. How deserving!!