Sunday, October 20, 2013

Home, Sweet Home...

"Home Sweet Home" is where I am at last! We spent several enjoyable days at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. And the week prior to that, I spent three days at a very productive quilt retreat. So I'm glad to be home once again. Although since arriving home, I've devoted some time being quite befuddled by losing my photos in the web albums. But at last I located them and was successful in adding them to this post. My computer always seems to be several steps ahead of me, and it does the most inexplicable things. This quilt was my entry in our recent guild challenge of making a house quilt. I found the houses design in a Thimbleberries quilt and surrounded them with free-pieced lettering and some quilt blocks made as part of a Modern Quilts Craftsy class. It was one of those quilts that kind of invents itself, and was fun to piece. The orange gives it a bit of a Halloween look, although that's not necessarily what I was going for!


And this is the back. I added bits and pieces to a large piece of fabric that wasn't quite large enough to form a backing. We had more than 16 entries and all of them reflected a lot of creativity. Do you participate in challenges? I find them hard to resist.


5 comments:

Nancy said...

I did not realize you are a horse person....Please share about your time at the Quarter Horse Congress....

I love your quilt...and even more so because you let it design itself...I love it when that happens...

I must say I don't enter too many challenges....Since I am all over the place with my "art forms" it's hard for me to stayed focused long enough to enter one......By the time I am finished with one thing, I am off to another....

Robbie said...

Very cute house quilt! And AQS congress! How great!! Love the cuttin horses!!! You'll have to tell us about it...ditto for what Nancy said!

Susan said...

Like it! Are you going to tell us about the retreat?

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

Ohh, love the front, and the back! My grandmother was an amazing quilter, both she and her mother made incredible works of art. Me... not so much, I'm afraid I didn't get the patience.. sigh.

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Beautiful, as usual, Nancy! Love the touch of colour - very Autumish. Haven't been around for so long, I've missed seeing what you are up to. Didn't know you were a horse person either - do you have horses? Pictures please. I've posted a couple of times lately, so come for a visit. I've missed you. Hugs, Donna PS: I have blog candy. :o)