I got the latest issue of Quilters Newsletter yesterday. It used to be Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. They have updated the look, added new columns, kept old columns and in general just refreshed it. I like it. If you haven't received your copy yet, you can go to the web site at www.quiltersnewsletter.com
When I was active in the graphic design field, I wanted to work there -- my dream job, if you will. Can you imagine? Spending all day working in a job that revolves around quilts and the industry! Wow. It probably was feasible, working there I mean. After all, I'm only an hour drive away. But now, I put those skills to work on my quilts.
I have a completed quilt for you, sorta. This is Banana-fana. Remember this from a previous post? It's big. Way big. 110"x110" I'm in this yellow phase, can you tell? This is a string quilt and each of the string sashing measures 4"x 10" and the yellow blocks are 10". I don't have the quilt in front of me so I'm guessing at these measurements.
My last step in making a quilt is to wash it. And that is where disaster struck. Yep. One of the fabrics bled onto several of the yellow blocks. A lot of crying and sobbing was heard around La Maison de Quilter. But after sleeping on the problem I have come up with a solution. I have paint. A lot of paint in a lot of colors. I have fabric paint. A lot of fabric paint. Can you guess where this is going? The only thing I couldn't come up with was what to paint. Flowers are, well, too flowery. And cars (after all I'm married to a CarGuy) were a bit too much also. What to do, what to do. So I asked CarGuy. His immediate response was "Leaves."
So the next time you see this it will have some hand painted leaves blowing across the top of the quilt.