About 8 or 9 of the 12 quilt blocks were pieced at the John Campbell Folk School in 2006, when Martha Green (with Lisa Caryl assisting) taught a week-long class there. What a great, fun class it was, with Donna Johnson, Allie Aller, Willa Fuller, Kathleen Glynn, myself, Carol Kramer and several other ladies who didn’t become CQ “regulars”. The above block was one of my favorites from the start, mainly because I loved the giraffe. Naturally, I had to give her vines to chew on! I did more stitching on this one, too, which is hardly noticeable with all the busy prints.
This block was another favorite. I went crazy with those folded flowers that Lisa Caryl taught us. And that was my first-ever beaded mandala in the center left area. I also loved the silkie of the woman in native dress. The orange fiber in the upper right is rather funky, but at the time I guess I couldn’t come up with a better way to repeat that color in the corner. There’s so much about this quilt that I’d change now, but I guess the point is to grow.... and do the different things on a new quilt.
Today I spent the afternoon tending and bonding with my DGD London. I was too busy
Well, now I must catch up on email and then collapse into bed! I’ll have sweet dreams tonight!