It feels good to quilt again. Right now I am working hard to finish up an antique kimono quilt for my friend, Barb. It will be entered into the Folsom Quilt Show next month, and I am making wonderful progress each day. That is what I have been doing in the last week, creative wise, as in Creative in 2011:
I don’t want to spoil the surprise for Barb, but here is an early photo taken of just one block that she has already seen:
This is a silk kimono quilt, which is one reason the block just glows in the light.
My goal is to finish this quilt before my upcoming surgery. Btw, thanks for all the kind thoughts, the short version is I am having an artificial disc replacement surgery, which is the best technology available for what ails me. This will be done in San Francisco, by a leading spine surgeon whom I trust. Once I heal, I can get back to what I love doing best: quilting, beading, teaching, traveling, sailing, creating, and doing back flips. Well, maybe not the last one. LOL
I already have lots of projects to do while I heal: writing, new class development, drawing, beading and freeform crochet, etc. I have a wonderful new challenge to do for ArtBeads.com, too. The challenge is to create a beaded piece inspired by “Winter.” I have it designed in my mind, but I see a freeform beaded necklace inspired by white/blue colors of a winter snow. I will be using ultrasuede as the base.
I will also be working on a booklet about quilting Theme Quilts, too, for machine quilters. I’ve had so many requests for this very thick class handout, that I am planning to expand it even more and release it as a booklet. Here is a sample page showing you how to quilt 3 leaves:
Off to quilt now. Hugs, Carla