Friday, June 8, 2012

small version of the big quilt

Last week, Alice came by with the completed Shindig quilt so we could photograph it for an information sheet that can accompany the quilt when they have it out for ticket sales.  I set it up with the photo stand and special lighting...




but taking the photos inside is not ideal.  The flash really obscures the quilting detail.  I took a few closeups



but after all that, for the quilting detail, I sent Alice two of the photos I took on the driveway because the sunlight really makes the best of the 3-D aspect of my thread work.

On Monday, Alice, Ann and I met with Linda from the Folk Heritage Committee to hand the quilt over.  Ann surprised me with this pot-holder!  She used the leftover fabric pieces and pieced half-size Sawtooth Star blocks just like the big quilt's, as a commemorative of our cooperative efforts. Maybe in this photo you can see some of the design features of the fabrics.  Both the blue and yellow fabrics are subtle floral prints. The cream has a sort of swirling design.


Ann used a thermal-insulated batt for our pot-holders, but I'm not sure I can use it to move hot pans - my potholders tend to look grungy in no time and this quilt-lette deserves a more special place in my life.

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

Ooooh, I love how you quilted those blocks!

Sherrye said...

What week are they putting it out? I want tickets!!

Dorry said...

Oh yes, there is no substitute for natural light. And your quilting on this quilt really deserves to be seen because, as mentioned previously, the quilting on this one is gorgeous. Could you kindly give us some size idea of the quilt? That's a fun memento Ann created for you.

Jan Hutchison said...

I just discovered your blog and don't know which is more amazing: your quilting or your knitting. Beautiful work!

Cheryl Kotecki said...

Dorry: The quilt is 88x88 - it started 90 x 90, so that's the size after quilting and a full soak in the bathtub to get the marks out.