Wednesday, December 29, 2010

treetop lullaby

Oh my, it has been over 3 months since I posted anything here on the studio blog. True, I've been off my game in terms of quilting this fall - the full circle of life seems to have slowed down my productivity when it comes to working in the studio.

But it is also the circle of life that has been guiding and directing the work in the studio this fall and winter.

At top is a quilt I recently finished to celebrate the birth of a most anticipated addition to my village - little Laurence came into the world just in time for Christmas. I finished Laurence's quilt the very day before he was born - I wonder if he was waiting for me to finish before coming into the world, we probably will never know.

I've named the quilt treetop lullaby reflecting the animals and trees of the main fabric. Around the outer border I stitched the following - a bit of a twist on the traditional stanzas of hush a bye baby:

Hush a bye baby
In the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
If the bough breaks the cradle won't fall
As I'll catch cradle baby and all

The treetop lullaby is a variation of the traditional pinwheel quilt block, the quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted.

In October I finished and delivered a commissioned wedding quilt for a couple who were married in September.

Visitors to the magical mouse will recognize the quilt pattern - this is a standard for a small wedding gifts. The wallhanging is made up of log cabin blocksand the colors of the log cabin rings reflect the favorite colors of the bride and groom - in this case yellow and gray.

Continuing with the circle of life, the other project currently underway is a memorial quilt. Unfortunately my progress on this quilt is much slower than I had hoped - my new self-imposed deadline is to have the quilt finished and delivered by mid January and no later than the end of January!

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