I know, I know...the blog has been neglected. It has been 3 weeks since the last meager post. It is not that I don't have a few things I could post, but I have just "not been in the mood", said in the words of mt eldest son. Truth be told, issues on the homefront have left me uninspired and lazy. I know I need to motivate, but it is not easy.
Here is a client quilt that just went home today. It has a wool batt and is quilted with mostly YLI polished poly thread.
I am leaving in 2 days for MQX in NH. I have 2 quilts there -- my new purple wholecloth as well as one I started 4 years ago and opted to finish this year. Neither are expected by me to be "big hitters". In fact, I will be surprised if the carpenter's star even ribbons. It's kind of mundane IMHO, and I sense that this category has some really good quilts.
The quilt has moments of greatness, with points of "eh, not so greatness!". That's the way it goes. I know that my skills and my style have evolved over the last 4 years. This does not directly reflect my favorite look. None the less, it is better to finish it than to sell it off for a couple hundred dollars.
Ode to Spring is my other quilt at MQX. It was at Mid Atlantic last, earning a 3rd (bested by one of my other quilt, and another whole cloth). I wondered if it would received comments about the painted dragon flies there, as it did at Road to CA, but it did not. That's a good thing, as I like these.
This must be the year of the dragonfly since they are on both of my quilts. That may be a dead give-away if a judge at MQX caught that they are identical, just different sizes! I love this lavendar (the color on the next photo is just not right) whole cloth. I think the design is intricate and clever. I had issues with the backing that I fully expect to bite me on the backside. Maybe I shoulda named it "Best viewed from the front".
Off to get ready for me trip. If you are also going to MQX in Manchester this week, stop in and say hi!