Thursday, 16 October 2014

Stand and Deliver, Texas here we come.

In preparation for my trip to Houston at the end of the month, I have been feeling a bit patriotic and quite excited to be attending the Houston Quilt festival again, when sorting some fabrics I came across Judith Rothermals "Civil war chronicles fabric.  I purchased these fabrics when I attended the Houston quilt show in 2010 and embarrassed to admit that I have not used them until now, so one table runner coming up.
  The civil war fabric celebrating 150 years since the civil war, 1861 to 2011.

 Civil war soldiers and generals depicted on the fabric, about to become a star block
 Chain piecing is so much fun and a speedy way to sew strips together

 Starting to come together, I used the same blue fabric to depict a cross to commemorate the civil war soldiers
 Finished, one table runner
 To finish off my patriotism, I added an american eagle fabric on the back.
 I missed Quilts in the Barn this year, very disappointed because Brenda Papadarkis was the guest quilter and as I am nearly finished my Dear Jane quilt, would have loved the opportunity to do a class with Brenda as well as see her Dear Jane Quilt. 

Work had to come first, but I would like to say a big thank you to Sue-Anne for getting me the photo, and Shelly for the autograph, pictured below.
I have been fortunate enough to see the original Dear Jane quilt in the  Bennington museum, Vermont.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I entered the Hawkesbury Garden competition and I am pleased to announce that we won 3rd place for best acerage garden. Another trophy for the mantle.

Another  project nearing completion just need to add the borders and off to the quilter!
I think I will call this one "Fields of dreams"
One more day to work and on the countdown to Houston.

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