Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pillow and Gallery Opening

Would you believe this is the first time I've made a pillow since I was about 6? That one has been sitting on my grandparents couch for the last 20 years, not that it matched any of their styles, but it was made by me, and that's what grandparents do.

I've had the scraps from my wonky asterisk quilt sitting separated from my other scraps knowing that I wanted to make pillows to coordinate, but until last week, I just didn't have the spark of inspiration/motivation. On instagram, I saw a simple lattice pattern that just called to be turned into a pillow because making a full quilt of that would be, "Holy thousands of tiny pieces, Batman!"

This pillow has an all over stipple which you can see (somewhat) in the close up from while I was quilting. And there there it is on the couch with the quilt to which is coordinates. 

The other big news of the week was the gallery opening of Stitched DC. The Anacostia Art Center worked with the DC Modern Quilt Guild to host a juried show. 36 quilters submitted work (I submitted 3), 24 quilts were chosen with one work selected from each artist. It was entirely the AAC staff who chose quilts, so no influence from any of the DCMQG members. The quilt they selected of mine was Simply Colored Style. It's one of the front quilts in the gallery when you walk in, so that made me do a little happy dance in my head when I got there. This is the first quilt I've ever put up for sale, and there is interest in it already.

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