Pardon me for piggybacking what should probably be 2 blog posts into just one. I have tried every day this week to get a post done, but struggled with getting blogger to actually upload my photos. Since it uploaded them today, I am "getting this done"! I am too busy to hope I can come back tomorrow and do it a second time.
First off, here is a great 69" Mariner's Compass quilt. It is a Neimeyer pattern done in very bold batiks. The high contrast of the oranges and blue/greens works well to feature the shapes.
This is the center...as space gets smaller, the detail of the quilting is simplified. There are lots of flames, some swirls around the orange rings, etc. I think it turned out very nicely, and the new owner will be pleased.
Are you aware that Clothworks has a new line of solid fabric? These fabrics come in 50 colors and are made right here in the US of A!
Clothworks is kicking off the release of this line of fabric with a blog tour. One lucky blogger from each state has been selected, and I am lucky Miss Maine! Have a look here... You can visit each of the 50 blogs to see what the other quilters are doing. We have been asked to make a block from these fabrics of our state license plate - with much liberties of creativity included of course.