After spending a long weekend earlier this month in Minneapolis puppy sitting for Fern, (my daughter and son-in-law's lively wonderful Golden Doodle), then a week in Mexico Beach, Florida, I'm back to reality and my quilt world.
What a great thrill to hear that "Woods and Wildflowers" was quilted and ready to be picked up. I had to race to the Quilt Cottage in Hazelhurst this morning because I couldn't wait to see it. Lisa Arndt, Creative Quilting has done an outstanding job with her machine quilting. I chose the feather design, but from there she was on her own, adding wonderful applique outline and detail stitching, micro stippling and pebbling in the backgrounds. The photo is just a sampling. When seen as a whole it is stunning. As they always say: "quilting makes the quilt."
I will apply the binding and take photos this weekend. My plan is to enter it immediately in the National Quilting Association's show in Columbus Ohio. Deadline for entry: April 29. Get to work!
I did love the colors of these Florida shore birds: black and gray with dark red beaks. I thought there could be a quilt here with other beautiful colors of the sand,sea shells and the gulf waters.....
Shore birds (photo courtesy of Katy Zillmer)