Although I'm staying in Sisters for the week, I snuck home for a while today to upload photos, do paperwork, wash some clothes, etc. Just the other day I got the email with the registration info for my last two AAQI quilts. These are called "Who, Me?" and "Shy Kitty".
The end of AAQI is bittersweet. I really loved making these little quilts every month, even when the timing was a stretch. There were a few months when I chose to buy a quilt instead of make one, thus fulfilling my Quilt-A-Month agreement. I am happy I was able to participate and somewhat relieved that the monthly obligation will end. I will have more time to make items for the shop and for class samples, challenges, and outrageous fun!
These two had to be special, so there are a couple of my liberated kitties, with hand embroidered faces and hand quilting. **Edited to add: I learned to do the cats in a class with Jude HIll. She considers them her own design.**
These were so much fun to make. I already have other kitties in progress and some other animals as well. When fall rolls around I'll be ready to start creating more small works for the shop and I hope these animals are popular. **Edited to add: Due to the above note, I will not be making any more kitties for sale.**
Tomorrow is the Wish Upon a Card reception at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce from 3:30-6:00. I will be there in the first part of the time frame so I can head over to Jean Wells' reception which is at the same time. I don't know if I mentioned it here before, but I won third place in the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. I look forward to seeing my fellow winners including my good friend Marion who won first place and Martha who got an honorable mention. Fun times! Saturday is approaching fast and I may not be able to post before then. Please come say hi if you are in town! I'll be at Ponderosa Properties on Hood St. from about 9am-4pm.