Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Architecturally inspired.

While visiting my daughter, Genevieve, in London last fall, I was inspired by the colorful flats along Portobello Rd. More than a year has past since then and I have finally made up a quilt to capture the quaintness of that street! The quilt, "Genevieve goes to London", is 40''x 55'', is a series of 3 1/2'' strips and blocks. I used bamboo batting and I did free motion quilting to try to recreate the masonry and cobblestone roads. You can see Genevieve in the windows. My cat, Ollie likes the back almost as well as the front, and so do I. This quilt will be raffled off (details to come) as a promotion for the new C&T Publishing book, "Little Birds", in which I have a quilt pattern featured.
More good e-news, this blog will soon be a proper website where you can order ready made and custom quilts. It should be up and running by mid-March.