I’ve just submitted my improvisational quilt “In Fairyland” to the Vermont Quilt Festival, and of course I’m hoping it gets in!
I made the blocks at the top just for fun when I got an EQ add-on called “Town & Country Patchwork” by Cori Derksen & Myra Harder (who have generously agreed to my use of their designs in this quilt for the show). The blocks are paper pieced and I made them in fantasy colors because those were the scraps I had on the day I decided to make them. Then the blocks sat around for quite a while 😉 Sound familiar?
Eventually I decided I needed to use up some of my MANY scraps. At least the scraps are cut into strips of standard widths, so when I get a notion to use them, they’re ready to go. So I just made rows of scraps, putting the sky-type ones at the top. Below the houses, I arranged the thinner rows in the “distance”. Finally, I found one of the flower fairies and put her in near the bottom.
I’m happy to say I’ll be going to the Vermont Quilt Festival this year–something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m hopeful that “In Fairyland” will be included so I can view my own quilt there! Anybody else going?