I am alive, I just haven't had much time to sew. Or even try to knit. But I have photographic proof that I am still cutting up perfectly good fabric when I have time.
The first picture here is a raggy quilt I started making from the bin I lug around. I started this at the retreat in BC last summer and I will just keep adding bits and strings when I have time. It is relaxing work, perfect for doing after getting through a grueling bout of pressing. (There are 2 sections pictured here, pinned to my design wall.)
The next 2 photos show the raffle quilt I am working on.
Rather the raffle quilt I have NOT been working on, but which I had rather hoped to have completed and quilted and photographed and made into a lovely poster so we can sell raffle tickets to support Habitat For Humanity.
I am working on it now. I still have not quite decided on layout or actual blocks... but I HAVE decided that the posters the kiddies drew will have 3 inch blocks separating the pictures and accompanying essays about What My Home Means To Me.
In case you are wondering what all this is from, these drawings are the winners of the annual Third Grade Poster Contest which the local Association of REALTORS holds. It has been going on for decades and is a lot of fun. All third graders in Thurston County are invited to created a poster & essay. A lot of the teachers incorporate the contest into their yearly lesson plans writing and art and computer skills. Then all the entrants are posted at the Capital Mall (Westfield Shopping Center) in West Olympia and the public is invited to vote for their favorites.
These are the winners from the 2008 contest. My goal is to have the quilt completed and hagning up at the mall during the Voting. Then we should sell LOTS of raffle tickets. And don't you think teachers and parents would love the opportunity to get it?
I am rather happy with the palette for the quilt this year.
What do you think?
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