The Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational 2011 is now in the Greater Flint Art’s Council gallery in Flint, Michigan, to begin touring for the next year. I managed to make it to the gallery after work on Thursday and take some photos. I’d love to show you more, but I won’t show other people’s work until I get permission from the curator of the exhibit. For now, here’s my entry, called
Art of the Barista
If you get a chance to see the exhibit as it tours the state of Michigan, please take the time to enjoy the artists’ work. Lots of great ideas in this show!
I finished sewing the top for my grandson’s quilt today… it actually went together pretty quickly, and a couple of hours today saw it done. Now to put the three layers together and quilt it. I know the colors aren’t “baby like,” but for the first year he will be living in the master bedroom area, which is brown. I’m hoping to have the machine quilting completed by the end of next weekend. The little guy isn’t due until early November, but I wanted to get it done early so I don’t have to worry about it. And, I have other projects in the works as well.
Just so you know, it has been carefully checked out by the local quilt inspector.
The backing will be a blue print, the binding in the tan color.
More photos when it’s all done.
That’s better… I finally got some sewing in! This quilt should grow a little more over the next couple of days. My goal is to get it quilted this weekend. It’s going to be crib size when it’s finished, as it’s for my grandson who is expected to show his cute little self in early November. His bedroom is done up in browns, but it’s hard to make a baby quilt in brown! So this is scrappy in tans, browns and blues.
Check back later in the week for the rest of it to come to completion!
It was a relaxing John Taylor – John Mayer kind of evening.
Lots of singing, sewing and pressing going on.
The perfect way to relax from a stressful day.
More to come.
Have you heard about Pinterest? Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. You know, like a corkboard, where you put up pictures of things you like to look at. I just joined this weekend, and I can see some great ideas coming out of this. Give it a try and see if you like it: http://pinterest.com
Here’s a sneak peek at a little corner of my board called
“Quilts I love.”