I was asked to make a tiny quilt that shows the lifestyle in The Villages. Specifically the palm trees, clouds, flowers and golf carts that are so familiar. After considering several other quilts, the Quilt Guild of The Villages chose mine to be on the cover of the guild cookbook, Cooking in Paradise! Eek! I’m geeked about it!
This began with scraps from home and my friends. I cut a piece of batting about 16″ square, and laid fabrics on it to cover. There was no plan. Then I sewed whatever I felt like doing on top of it. There is stem stitch, chain, fly, buttonhole, cross, and colonial knots on it. I used DMC floss, and size 10 variegated colorscrochet cotton.
See how bright the thread colors are after washing out the stabilizer?
Today was my trunk show for the Quilt Guild of the Villages. I think it went well. I’m guessing there were 100 or so people there. There was a lot of positive feedback, and I’m relieved. In fact I took a 2 hour nap as soon as I got home. It’s funny how even good stress can tire you out.