Ta-da! Love in Bloom is finished, just in time for quilt collection tomorrow. Our guild show is on Saturday and it is our plan every year to have that be the debut display for our book quilts. Last night was the quilt reveal meeting. Our quilts this year are inspired by The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. More on that below.
I had lots of fun with the embroidery here. The story is set in San Francisco, so I wanted to have the bridge, the city and the flower fields on the other side of the bay. Not realistic, but that's okay. It's folk art!
The city wouldn't be complete without some city buildings, a few painted ladies and a cable car.
The flower fields are signified with tiny french knots and the bay seemed a little lonely, so I added the sailboat. The border is full of flowers that I'm calling dahlias. In the language of flowers, dahlias are for dignity.
Below are the quilts from last night's reveal. We have twelve members and 10 of us managed to make enough headway to get ours nearly done by last night. The other two are encouraged to keep on going, but finishing a quilt each year is not the point. The point is the friendships we've created.
Jane Davis and her lovely flowers in a vase. The red flowers are created with wool applique.
Cindy O'Neal and her incredible portrait quilt. Cindy is getting really good with the portraits. Look for more fabulous-ness from her!
Janelle Rebick's quilt includes the thread painted bee. So wonderful!
Betty Geintke's quilt has incredible silk work. It shines from within.
Martha Sander's daisies literally leap off the quilt. This is going to be fabulous!
Sally Black's flowers were inspired by the design on her i-Phone cover!
Sandie Woodbeck's lovely flower basket was finished despite some recent health challenges. Isn't it pretty!
Susan Mondry's Language of Flowers was made with a vintage linen that had some flowers and their meanings- pretty cool! She added some sweet patchwork and more vintage linens.
Wanda Barkhurst made this incredible quilt with fused bits of fabric that are 1/2" square, I believe. She embellished her work with hundreds of beads and the cool looking fence.
And this is me. My quilt was not quite done last night. I'm so glad it's ready now though. If you are in the area, the Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild Quilt Show in the Park is this Saturday, 10-4 in Pioneer Park in Bend. Hope to see you there!