Thursday, February 3, 2011
Helping the local guild
Last year I offered to design our raffle quilt. Many members participated by making log cabin blocks with a common center, and fabric color choices given (creams and medium greens--make it scrappy) along with a paper piecing set of directions. We got all but 2 blocks that we needed and set them together in a beautiful setting with W W in the center of the quilt to represent our valley's name--Walla Walla Valley. Guild members individually wrote down what icons they think of when they think of the valley. I wanted to use the June Jaeger concepts that were taught in our featured teacher class last year --silhouettes-- to incorporate these icons into the quilt. Late in the year, Eddie Walker, came forward willing to help with the quilt and I asked her to interpret the icons into the silhouettes. She beautifully designed them into a scene. A faux border was added one block into the quilt when it was assembled by Becki Lund. It is now on the quilting machine and I want to show detailed pictures as I go. Here is the start on the border.