Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Barn Dance: For Francine

I've finally finished piecing my class piece from Jan Myers-Newbury's Shibori class at the Barn. It has had me so excited I've actually been getting up an hour early for the past few mornings, just so I can sew a few seams in peace! Now all I need is some batting and backing fabric, and I'll be ready to quilt! YAYYYYY!

I named this piece even before it was totally conceived and/or assembled. My friend Francine passed away while I was taking the class, and I wanted to dedicate this to her memory. She was such a great gal and a huge inspiration to so many people in the area. I know she is dancing once again and free from pain and suffering!

PEACE

16 comments:

reaton said...

I have been waiting to see this all together. How very beautiful!!!!
. . and what a moving tribute to one who dances the only dance there is.

Karoda said...

exciting piece...looking forward to seeing how you decide to stitch it! and if this is a reflection of your friend's spirit, she was an amazing woman!

Jeannie said...

Francine is dancing above and thrilled with having this piece of art named after her! Wouldn't that be a beautiful shawl!

Judy said...

she was an amazing woman, and I know that she is dancing, free from all of the worldly mess that had become her life over the past couple of years

I'm so glad you all like it!

Gerrie said...

this just sings!! I saw Carol's piece tonight. Love it, too.

Carol said...

So beautiful and a lovely tribute to Francine. Look forward to seeing the quilt finished.

Tiggy Rawling said...

Glorious.

Joyce said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful tribute to your friend. Will you quilt by hand or machine?

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the quilting of this glorious piece!!! It is glorious as is and your quilting will be fabulous!!!
Francine is thrilled with it as well, I am sure!!!
You go girl!!
i am off to divide and transplant daylilies today!!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

The colors are gorgeous. Will this be a silk quilt? The material looks like silk. Sorry about your friend, but it's nice of you to dedicate the quilt to her.
xxoo
Caro (SIL)

Mary Porter Vaughan said...

Judy, It's even more beautiful that I remembered from "the barn".
Such a loving tribute to Francine!

I haven't started putting together my piece (actually two of them) yet. Maybe this weekend...

MaryPV

Diana Parkes said...

Well done Judy! Great balance of colours.

Eva said...

A lovely way to commemorate a gone friend or relative! Gorgeous and dynamic piece!

Karen said...

I remember the phone call you received in class and I think this is a beautiful way to honor your friend

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

It is a striking quilt- I love it!

PaMdora said...

So sorry for your loss, but the quilt turned out beautiful. It helps me when I make something in memory of someone, then I can look it and it often inspires good memories.