|Fall Color Cruise 2007|
On Friday I was whooping it up Big Time! Take a look at what I picked up from Susan, my longarm quilter.
In 2007 DH and I took a fall quilting cruise From NYC up the northeast coast, around Nova Scotia, and down the St. Lawrence to Montreal. In advance of the trip I received a square of fall leaf fabric with the challenge to make a block to commemorate the trip. I entered my block in the competition and guess what. My block WON!!
Just weeks before, I had attended a Joan Shay lecture and decided to use her 3-D Appli-bond© technique
on the leaves to give them dimension. The judges, which included Alex Anderson, Joen Wolfram, and Laura Nownes, commented on my overall workmanship. Oh, My!
|Libby's Winning Block|
The prize was my pick of the blocks which I had to share with the second place winner. I chose an assortment of blocks to cover all aspects of the cruise including:
|Holland America "Dam" Ship|
|New York City - Port of Departure|
I used Debbie Bowles pattern BQ (for Big Quilt) which is perfect for setting an assortment of disparate blocks. The top was finished in January 2012; I don't know why I waited so long to get it quilted.
Look at what a great custom quilting job Susan did.
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday and Judy at Patchwork Times for the Sunday stash report.
Warming up here, but still quilting on.