Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm Not Crazy About It...



but it's done. As you can see, I didn't add much since the last version. Some of the fabrics and embellishment materials are still on the work table, so I may do another block before I forget some of the skills I remembered in making this--like, Duh, you CAN cover a button with a more interesting fabric than that plain purple one. In fact, that's why that metallic brocade has a circular hole in it!

Other news: I received one of those "We're sorry blah, blah, blah" letters from Road to California about Refraction, and and acceptance for my Ghost Orchid quilt in an exhibit called Quilting Natural Florida. This exhibit will hang in the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville from January to March, 2010. So I guess one for two isn't too bad, although we all know which one of these had more entries. The rest of you who entered Road to California, if you didn't get a rejection yet, you'll probably get a nice fat letter of acceptance on the December 1 date.

I'm off today to Yoders in Shipshewana to buy the new Hoffman Challenge fabric (if they have it), and look for fabric to jazz up my Boring Baskets project. It's beautiful Indian Summer weather here, a perfect day to see the Indiana countryside. I love the look of the bare fields before the snow comes, all swept clean for winter.

7 comments:

Debra said...

I certainly like your block but you could add more to it--never enough for my tastes!

Congrats on the FL show and oh well on Road to CA. Easy come, easy go.

Rian said...

Gosh, is the 2010 HC fabric out already? I think your block is lovely, actually. And it's DONE! It'll hang somewhere and make a room happy.

Liz said...

A very nice block. Crazy quilters will tell you it needs more embellishing, but I think it suits you just right.

Joyce said...

Not being a crazy quilter (well I do quilt and some people think I'm crazy, but you know what I mean) I think it looks fine. Last May we went by Shipshewana on our way home from NYC. I really wanted to stop but was out numbered. Maybe next time.

Barbara C said...

Congratulations on the show acceptance. 1 out of 2 is great.

Gerry said...

You know what they say about crazy quiliting - if you think you're finished - - - - add two more embellishments. : ^ )

*karendianne. said...

Now why does this happen? BLAST! I was here and didn't comment - again. Yes, I even remember going and looking and Refraction trying to understand why it wasn't accepted (who could?) and smiling that Ghost Orchid was going to be here in my area. Yeah, then I recall reading about the nice day you were about to have, too. Sheesh. There are days where I think I'm good for nothing - and prove it!