Saturday, April 24, 2010
I call it California Sunshine as that's where it came together, in January at sunny Pt. Bonita. I started with a pile of nine-patch blocks purchased years ago at the Ottawa Antique Mall. I liked the colors but puzzled over how to set them together for quite a while, as they weren't all the same size.
At last, I turned to the work of Anna Williams for inspiration. I collected a pile of fabrics in coordinated colors. I cut strips and sashed them around the blocks, then added rows of smaller pieces (many vintage fabrics from Barbara's garage sale last summer). When I got home, I thought they needed some calm chambray shirting to pull it all together. The quilt measures 64" x 82".
The ever brave Lori Kukuk (a name spelled the same forwards and backwards, our local sports writers note) quilted it.
And it's up at the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild show! Aaaahhhhhhhh...... If you're in the area, stop by. At Douglas County Fairgrounds at 21st and Harper, 10 -5 today and tomorrow.