I finished "MaggieVille" yesterday.
It is a purely whimsical wallhanging
for our new granddaughter Maggie.
I hope she will enjoy the bright colors.
This quilt is based on Rayna Gillman's new book
"Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts",
and I've used the techniques she taught
in the class I took with her in Atlanta last month.
I had a ball making this piece -
the stripping was really fun,
dyeing the background fabric was also a blast,
and the straight-line quilting allowed me quiet time
to listen to a book and several
of my favorite podcasts.
Here are a couple of detail shots:
I've always loved hot air balloons
(riding in them is a treat -
if you haven't tried it, do!)
so I thought it would be fun to add this one.
I did a little chain stitch embroidery
with some of my hand-dyed floss,
as you can see.
Airplanes have been a
huge factor in our lives,
so MaggieVille couldn't be without one:
If you look closely,
(this image can be enlarged)
you will see that Maggie's big brother Charlie
is the pilot.
His two passengers are
Grace and Julia,
Maggie and Charlie's cousins.
Speaking of Charlie,
we went for a ride out in the country this morning.
Our destination was Full Bloom Nursery -
my all-time favorite!
We saw deer, cows, horses, goats, and sheep
on our ride -
not to mention tons of barns, pastures, and tractors.
Here's Charlie with our purchases:
We took a ride in the canoe
after our afternoon nap -
it was a bit breezy,
but we needed to go inspect all of the 'sliders'
on the logs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace to you!