I finished this little AAQI quilt. It is dedicated to Lori Crammer who is the mother of a friend's friend. There are so many people I know who have friends and family affected by this terrible disease, Alzheimer's. If you want to help raise funds for research toward the elimination of this disease, and get a little bit of quilt art for your wall, stop by the AAQI site and look at all the beautiful quilts for sale. I know I mention this each month, but I believe these folks are doing a good thing and I want to help spread the word.
The other day, when we went to La Conner and bought the Marcia Derse fabric, I started toying with an idea for a quilt. I had seen some pieces in the Japanese quilt exhibit based on a game called Genji Koh. I really liked the designs, so I very loosely interpreted them with this one. In fact, it is so loosely interpreted, the people who know this game would probably not recognize my inspiration. I made a block up using some batiks I like to see if I really like the design. I will use this for a pillow, I think. It is 18" square. When I put four of them together, using the magic of Photoshop, it looks like this.
I have enough of the Derse to make 16 blocks, and I bought enough light batik to use as background. There will be six different Derse fabrics in the quilt. I think it will go together pretty quickly, once I get all the pieces cut. Now, I am wishing I had purchased more of the Derse, but I will keep looking for them on sale. Ha-ha.
I was trying to figure out how to celebrate my 300th post on this blog. I could get all philosophical about why I blog, or why I quilt. I could have built a collage of the highlights of what I have posted since I started quilting. Instead, I will leave you with a photo of the first quilt I made when I started quilting again in 2010.
It is made with a layer cake of Sandy Gervais's Tranquility for Moda. I had such difficulty with the layout of this quilt, I thought I would never get it done. The trouble I had quilting it on my old Bernina prompted Tom to purchase me a mid-arm machine and Little Gracie frame for my birthday that year. It has been all uphill since then. I love quilting. I love blogging about quilting. I love the online quilting community.
With that said, joyful quilting everyone.