Good news last week – one of my pieces, “Abstract Landscape Textures” has been chosen for next year’s Quilt National. That biennial always opens in The Dairy Barn, Athens OH, on the last weekend in May, which is USA’s Memorial Day holiday weekend. I don’t know yet if I will be there myself, but the quilt is almost on its way up there, because in a few weeks’ time Mike and I are going up to visit the families, and I’ll ship it across to OH from Kansas City.
The applied fabric shapes are of a slightly metallic gold looking nylon organza, hand stitched with a soft gold polyester metallic thread.
I didn’t write a whole post on this, but mentioned it once or twice as I worked on it – https://www.alisonschwabe.com/weblog/?p=6260 I began work on it in late 2020, but work was suspended for a while late in early 2021 because I just couldn’t settle on what to put in the top 2/3 section; and perhaps I needed a bit of a break, as it was very stitch intensive. I kept putting it aside during that time while I made several smaller works, including “Sunburnt Country”, and my SAQA auction quilt for that year, so by the time I picked this piece up again, I had decided what to do, but it was already more than half way through 2021. But even then, it moved along slowly because I was by then absorbed in the 100 day project, and finally finished it off right at the end of last year, 2021. I don’t recall ever taking so long to sign off on a work!