Thursday, March 1, 2012
Help Me Name This
It's an interpretation of a weaving by Helga Barry. There was a picture of her work in Fiberarts magazine several years ago and I saved it. Sarah of our local fabric shop, Sarahs Fabrics, provided an extra challenge. She gave out fat eighths of fabric for us to use. This quilt uses 2 pieces from Barbara Brackman's latest reproduction line, Old Fashioned Calicoes. I had a good time pawing through my scraps for the rest. There are some vintage pieces - the border is leftover from some outfit we made in the '70s. And you'll note that the wavy pieces are snipped-off hem pieces from old men's shirts.
Sarah will display the challenge quilts in her window during the upcoming shop hop at the end of March. And then the mini-quilts will be auctioned at the show, April 21-22.
I need a snappy name for this. Hmmmm - the death of Davy Jones reminds me of what a big-time Monkees fan I was in the 1960's (but Micky was my favorite because of his naturally curly hair)......Another Pleasant Valley Sunday? Daydream Believer? What do you think?