|Modified from a design by Linda Sullivan, published in McCall's Quick Quilts, January 2006|
Also, I didn't actually have the pullout part of the pattern, so drew my Rudolph to look similar to the one in the magazine. Wingin' it, as usual!
I decided to add a bit more sparkle with foiled stars, but they looked a bit . . . unfinished . . . to my eye.
|Foiled stars look a bit underwhelming at this point|
|Outlined and improved (in my opinion!)|
Hope this little guy goes to a good home (and raises a few bucks - haha, bucks - for a good cause!)
|"Waiting for Rudolph" is ready to donate.|
I was home for a week, and then off to Saskatoon to help judge their biennial quilt show. With this judging experience, I now have enough credits to be eligible to take the final judge certification exam in June. Yay!
Because I was busy, I didn't take many pictures, but - oh man - just look at this crazy quilt!
It wasn't in my judging area so I didn't see it until the next day, but it sure caught my eye as I buzzed through the show. I HAD to go in for a closer look!
|Modern Crazy Quilt, by Maxine South|
Here's a picture of the tag, along with a glimpse of the type of hand work that covers the quilt's surface!
|Loads of detailed hand work covers the surface of this quilt.|
Its maker decided to tie the layers together - but you wouldn't know it unless you looked at the back.
|Ties were only visible on the back of the quilt.|
The Guild provided disposable gloves to every viewer as they entered the show. Mine came in handy (haha - hand-y! ~ Okay, it's official. I'm a goofball...~) a number of times, and I saw many others using theirs, too. What a clever way to encourage viewers to respect the quilts!
In addition to everything else, the Guild Market was quite impressive. Naturally there were a few things I simply couldn't resist! (OF COURSE I need three more pincushions...who wouldn't when they are this gorgeous!)
|Treasures made by skilled hands|
My fellow judge and travel companion, Elinor, presented a trunk show on Saturday morning. Here she is, mingling with some of the quilters who crowded in to admire her work.
|Elinor Burwash and some of her quilts.|
Always time for ART, of course!
Saskatoon has a spankin' new modern art gallery (Remai Modern), which happened to have a Picasso lino cut exhibit in one of its galleries. What luck!
|Picasso at Remai|
This newbie, wanna-be lino-printer smiled all the way through this exhibit!
|Picasso - I wish there had been tags with the prints. I dubbed this row of prints, "descent into hell". Each print was more and more altered, down the line, until the final print looked like it could be the devil. Intriguing.|
In fact, this exhibit sparked an idea for an upcoming challenge in my art quilting group. Woohoo!
I enjoyed seeing the change in Picasso's work over time (the exhibit was hung in chronological order). Here is a print from 1959:
And one from 1965:
Quite a change over time!
Try, Learn, & Grow!