Greetings! My granddaughter, Sveta (short for Svetlana; she’s 8 – almost 9), and I have been gradually working on a quilt together for her this summer. The top is almost done! She picked out the fabric from my stash; I cut out the pieces. She arranged the blocks to her liking; I pinned the blocks together. She did all the sewing – good job with the 1/4 inch seams, especially the long ones! I did the ironing. She decided she wanted to add a border and picked out the fabric. I cut the strips and she has sewn the top and bottom ones on. We’ll finish the top when she comes for this week’s visit!
I’m not much of a machine quilter though have quilted baby quilts with a walking foot. Sveta and I will have to decide if I’m going to try quilting this or whether we are going to send it out. It’s been wonderful fun doing this with her!
Meanwhile, I have been making circles for and appliqueing leaves on the 4th border for “We Are Stardust.” I’m close to finishing! Then I’ll have the challenge of figuring out how to do the corners and I may be adding some applique in the setting triangles of the top so it is still going to be some time until that top is done!
I still have so much to share from the quilt shows! Today I’m sharing pictures from the SAQA exhibit on People and Portraits at the Syracuse AQS show. I don’t make this type of quilt but I admire those who do it well and this exhibit was excellent. Click on pictures to enlarge them so you can enjoy the details!
I’ve seen many of Carol Goddu’s almost 3 dimensional quilts over the years as she has exhibited at Vermont a lot. The details are always amazing.
The quilting detail in this next one was exceptional. Love how she did the hair!:
I think the next 2 by this Japanese artist were my favorites. The graphic design, the Jester-like figures, and the background details were amazing:
And another amazing one by her:
The next artist uses cheesecloth to create her portraits – incredible!
The next one is humorous!
Jenny Bowker is well known for her portraits of Middle Eastern men:
Another humorous one called the Nine Muses. I think you can see the name of the artist in the first picture; I didn’t get a separate shot of it:
And a lovely Mother and Child:
I really admire these artists’ work!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi