At home, my fall garden is shaping up with some nice purple beauty berries
The top really drew up during the quilting and looks kind of puffy. I quilted in clouds, hearts, four-leaf clovers, suns, and stars.
Some goofy tadpoles...How about a frog?
Or a turtle?Some of these critters are based on the book by Laura Lee Fritz, 250 Continuous Line Quilting Designs. Others are just "drawn" freehand with my sewing machine.
We are going to the mountains this weekend and I will deliver this quilt and two others to my nephew's new baby and new stepchildren. We are also celebrating my father's birthday, a little late. I made two big pans of lasagna and am ready to go!
Only one photo is permitted in the contest, so here are some additional photographs of this quilt. The patchwork contains hand-dyed, hand-painted, and commercial cottons, and Dupioni silk. It is machine quilted, trapuntoed, color trapuntoed, painted, beaded, and embellished with Swarovski crystals.
If you like this quilt, which won a first place ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair and a Judge's Choice prize at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium, please consider voting for my quilt!
Just go here and scroll down to Carolina Woodland Spring! Thanks!
They certainly had an array of hooked rugs to show with these charming old quilts.
And some braided ones, too. Look at the lovely Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt on the rack. And the card table cover and napkins...I have inherited several embroidered card table covers from both Charlie's grandmothers and my own. Bridge, anyone?
And here is my favorite of the antique vignettes...with a beautiful old Singer treadle sewing machine.
Great show, Ashe County quilters!