Shattered Dresden

Shattered Dresden
40 x 44
machine pieced, hand appliqued, machine quilted

Well, the past week has been difficult.  The lung infection is slowing getting better.  I went to work on Monday and Tuesday, but did enough coughing that I probably drove everyone crazy.  Today I got the doctor to check me out and she says I am on the way to recovery!  That's good since I'm leaving for Portland tomorrow for the SAQA Fiberlandia Conference.  

I am very happy that I will also be picking up Chloe from college so that she can spend time with me in Portland.  She'll do her own thing while I'm at the conference, but it will be nice to catch up with her.  Graduation is only a few weeks away!

Meanwhile, I promised I'd show off this quilt so I got some photos today.  This is Shattered Dresden, a quilt I started in a class with Victoria Findlay Wolfe at QuiltCon.  I made the Dresden sections there and got some of them put together.  When it came time to figure out what to do with them, I just couldn't go traditional with it.  I considered a neutral background and couldn't even make that work, so I went a little wild with the color.  This thing is BRIGHT!  It was lots of fun to quilt though and this is how I learned how much I love to do pebbles, but not so much those paisley-sort-of-leaf-shaped-things.  

That's all for now, but I'll be back next week with a Fiberlandia report.  I will also post on Instagram in the meantime, so check for glimpses of the conference there.  You'll find a link to my account in the icons on the top of the sidebar and at the bottom of all the other pages on this website.  Have a great weekend!

PS: My new class, Star-Crossed Strings, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 10-4 at the Stitchin' Post.  I'd love to see you there!