"Starlit Bunnies", 12x12", May 2000
My original design and first prize-winner! This quilt was made for our guild's charity Miniature Quilt Silent Auction. I'm the Charity Coordinator, so I only had time to do one quilt this year. It's machine pieced, fused and the buttonhole stitch is courtesy of my Bernina. I'm getting rather good at it. The centre was machine quilted; the border was hand quilted around each star, and I sewed a tiny silver bead in the centre of each, as well.
This quilt won two 3rd place ribbons (Viewer's Choice) -- one for Contemporary Quilt and one for Use of Colour. I was thrilled! The event raised a whopping $9242 in just two hours. More details can be found here.
Since this one was sold at the auction, I'm in the process of making a duplicate to hang my ribbons on! :-) I made another version for my sister in her favourite earth tones. Picture to come.
Just completed: an Ocean Waves variation using only half-square triangles in various blues and muslin. Started as a stash reducer, and kept growing to a queen sized quilt! Had it professionally machine quilted cause it scared me.
In the works: a plaid mountains quilt, covered in rich red, orange and gold maple leaves (fused and machine appliqued). It's next in line to be quilted. I'll do this one myself on my new Bernina! Also, mom wants another table runner to go with a different piece of pottery, and my aunt Carolee wants a table runner full of angels. For me: a new york beauty in celadon and blue batiks for our living room wall -- I'm very excited about this one!
My new year's resolution again this year: To ONLY buy fabric for borders, if I can't find the right one in my stash. (Or to learn how to make scrappy borders without ripping my hair out!)
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