Chronicles of a Quilter, Crafter, Reader, and Traveler
Friday, June 4, 2010
Crazy Quilt Pillow for Sherron
Several weeks ago, I took an all-day class from quilt teacher and artist Alice Kolb. I've gotten to know Alice in her role as co-administrator of the wonderful Quilting Adventures workshops that are held each spring in New Braunfels--workshops which I have now attended for three years. Alice came to Waco to teach a class in crazy quilting, her specialty, a class sponsored by our local Homespun Quilters' Guild. In the class I assembled a pillow top, using all green fabrics, chiefly batiks but a few others as well. I knew at the time that I would turn this piece into a pillowtop for beloved friends Sherron and Charles. I am leaving tomorrow for Arkansas, where I'll spend parts of two days and one night with them. Earlier this week I did the decorative stitching on the pillow top; this morning I have put the pillow together and inserted a form. Here is a close-up of the crazy blocks and the decorative stitching:
I am saving this as a draft and plan to publish it once I get to Sherron and Charles's house. I want this to be a surprise, so I don't want to give Sherron a sneak peek at it before my arrival!
June, 4: Now I am at Sherron's house and the pillow has been presented. Both she and Charles seem to like it a lot. Here are some pictures of the pillow with its new owners! At Sherron's suggestion, I added my initials to the bottom right of the pillow.