This year is the 10th anniversary for the Jefferson Quilt Show, called “Quilts on the Bayou.” It will take place January 25-27, at the Jeffersonian Institute. Here’s a link for full information.
I have entered the quilt shown above in the wall hanging category, because it is 33 inches square. This is a different style for me than usual, rather modern looking, but I love the combination of bright colors against black.
Hope to see you there!
I have toyed with the idea of making a small Christmas quilt to hang here for years…but they all seemed too Christmas-y–something you would feel compelled to take down as soon as Christmas was over. This is my version of a quilt featured on the Purl Bee blog, and I like the way it makes you think of Christmas trees, but then is still quite appropriate as winter continues on. It is a scrap quilt, so I just brought out all my dark green scraps. I did, however, purchase two fat quarters to add to the scraps, one of which is a batik fabric I chose to represent blue spruce trees:
That fabric reminds me of the blue spruce trees in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico, where we used to visit every year. They were a very distinct shade of blue, different from all the other pine trees.
I think this quilt turned out well, and it will be gracing the walls at least through February.
During a rare trip to a quilt store recently, I was waiting to check out. Nearby were some packages of pre-cut squares from Moda Fabrics, delicious fall prints. I thumbed through them and thought, “I can make a quickie wall quilt with these, and be ready for fall!” So into my basket it went. (I don’t think they put them near the cash register by accident. So here is the final product, with small quilted motifs in the muslin squares: mushrooms, acorns, pumpkins, and leaves. Fall has arrived!