The POWER SUIT CHALLENGE quilts had their OPENING last Saturday. We were sent fabrics donated by a tailor and we were asked to make somethingthat meant POWER SUIT to us. I took it literally, and went for using every bit of material the gave us, including the labels and prices, and the idea of how a man's suit is actually made, custom. Your fabric choices, the tailoring lines, prices for cuffs, collars and button holes...the hand stitches... and did you know that when you go for final fitting of a suit, the tailor grabs the top layer of your lapel, and RIPS IT down? Just to show the client that it was hand done, faced, and that meant it was ready to be finished after it's final fitting... Who knew! I'm rather new to the idea of Art quilts, but I had a great time exploring working in a way that is new to me.
Check out pal, Leslie's here:
and Jamie's here:
and here: ( to see more of the quilts)
I'm also working on a few other small projects... This pink green combo, is rather out of my color zone.. But I am loving how sweet it is without being saccharine sweet! And also finally got this quilt below basted and ready to quilt. I left it taped to my floor for 4 days, and the dogs were making it their bed...LOL... time for a good washing! This quilt has the Lotta Jansdotter fabrics in which I just love...
And lastly! I got new lights in my studio! It's so fabulous! Now that the building going up outside my studio is 15 stories.... I can see again! LOL!
So. Who's going to festival? I will be there November 2-6th...
Thursday and Friday morning I will be working at the Alliance Booth...
No Fall Market for me.
I won't miss Halloween with my one and only daughter.... ;-) not for a million bucks!