Friday, March 12, 2010

quilt a day #12

My trunk show at my guild went very well last night. I think it would be fun to present it to other groups sometime. Today was a busy, but fun day. I went to my small art group and it's always fun to see everything. We have a variety of artists in there, I'm kind of on the outside looking in most of the time, but it's still very fun!

My daughter Lisa had great news today. She was one of a few accepted in Georgia Tech's master's degree program in prosthetics and orthotics. It's going to be a long way from Idaho this fall and lasts for two years and the thought of her being in Atlanta is kind of scary!

Many years ago McCall's magazine ran a series (they have run several of them since) in this Grandmother's Country Album quilt designed by Robert Callaham. I made the quilt in the colors pictured, although they weren't my normal working style. Everyone has to branch out sometime! It is machine quilted.The other quilt was made in the early 90's sometime, and is called Blockbuster Baskets. It very definitely has the calico look! It's based on the book Blockbuster Quilts by Margaret Miller published in 1991. I hand quilted it and it's about 56" square.

3 comments:

Jeanne said...

Congratulations to Lisa for being accepted into grad school! I'm glad to hear your trunk show went well last night too.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely, lovely quilts. I have the pattern for the first one but probably won't ever make it.

Congratulations to Lisa - hopefully those two years far away will go by fast.

Melissa said...

Congratulations Lisa! That is wonderful news!! I'd love to have seen your trunk show in person.