Her well executed plan was to go to work one day leaving me to purchase more fabrics. This entailed two trips because I "didn't get the right aspen fabric" the first time. Good thing I love her to pieces!
|Confetti Quilt - Cabin in the Aspen|
I carefully cut the aspen trunks, laid them in place and added a cabin rather than a lake. Finally, I covered it with tulle and "quilted the heck" out of it.
|Confetti quilt - Cabin in the Aspen, details|
Aspen Quilt Details
Size: 14.25"(H) x 18"(W)
Pattern: Confetti quilt
Batting:100% cotton scrap
Thread: YLI nylon monofilament in the top, cream Aurifil in the bobbin
Quilting: Free motion
|Variable Star Log Cabin|
|Binding choices for Variable Star Log Cabin|
|Back and quilting detail - Variable Star Log Cabin|
Log Cabin Quilt Details
Size: 42"(H) x 42"(W)
Pattern: Log cabin
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton
Thread: Lavender Aurifil 50/2
Quilting: Free motion spirals and flowers
Next, DH and I visited Chihuly Garden and Glass near the Space Needle in Seattle. What an inspiring exhibit! Some of his installations were in Texas recently but I missed them. Don't be like me. If you ever have the opportunity, take it.
Although all of his work is fabulous, my favorites were some of his earliest Baskets, based on Navajo pottery and weaving. I loved the juxtaposition of these understated glassworks with native art.
|Dale Chihuly glass Bowl with a Navajo basket|
|A wall of Navajo rugs at Chihuly Garden and Glass|
|Sealife Room at Chihuly Garden and Glass|
|Chihuly Garden with thistle|
Enjoy the day,