Friday, June 16, 2017

New Quilt/New Venture


My newest quilt, yet to be named arrived yesterday from machine quilter Ann Becker, Always in Stitches.  It is always exciting to unpack that box and see what beauty lies within.  And no exception with this quilt.  Ann's quilting is amazing.  This photo is just a sneak peek.  The binding needs to be sewn, a sleeve and label added, good photos need to be taken once hanging.

I am also announcing a new venture in my quilt world.  That is, Ann and I have decided to collaborate on quilts.  This will be a new "learn as you go" venture for both of us, or should I say adventure?  

More and more show quilts are entered as a collaborative effort. I will continue to design and construct the quilt top and Ann will design and machine quilt the quilt, same as we have done in the past but now both our names will be listed as entrants at shows.  

It always seemed to me that this is the way it should be.  Quilting is such a huge part of a quilt especially in today's competitive arena.  Why shouldn't the quilter be considered an equal partner?

June weather is unpredictable here in northern Wisconsin, but there have been many beautiful days and then I'm outside working on my gardens or reading a book in the sun. But I'm hoping for some rainy days so I can get into my sewing room and get to work. 

Lake view of my home on Echo Lake