It's impossible to show the NJS jurying, but I can say that it has been intense and time consuming. Letters went out to the entrants a couple of days ago, so most of the work is done. Just a few loose ends to contend with, and I'll have completed my duties - Whew!
Fresh off the Frame
Each medallion of this gorgeous (GORGEOUS!) English paper pieced quilt has its own character, which I tried to honour with the quilting.
Fillers were chosen based on how they related to a medallion's character, to each other, and whether or not I could stitch them without using the ditches.
My client requested a generous, undulating feather in the borders - the perfect finishing touch for this quilt!
My goal was to enhance the quilt without diminishing the beauty of the fabrics. Look at all that amazing fussy cutting!!!
Edges lay flat when the quilt is laid out on a flat surface. I threw this over a poly filled, puffy quilt already on the bed, and it shows. (whoops!)
(Here you can see the pink, puffy culprit underneath this quilt - still whoops!)
Then I became anxious to finish a couple of things in time for my solo show, "Nature Stories".
These two pieces have been under construction for a lonnnng time. Planning a show was the push I needed to get them done.
My show has been hung, and I'm happy to say that four of my pieces sold on opening night! I haven't been back to check on things since the opening, but will drop in this week for an update.
I'm not going to show everything I've been up to in a single post (you're welcome!).
Suffice it to say, three months of 16 hour days had me gasping for air a few times . . . but here I am on the other side of the deadlines, intact and still breathing! WHOOP, WHOOP!!!
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Until next time,
Try, Learn, & Grow!