Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quilt Day

I had a fun sew day today with my friend Ricci. I was excited to go over to her house and see two new quilts she has been working on. The Dixie Quilt Guild just brought in National Teacher Linda Ballard and Ricci took both of the classes she offered. Ricci and Linda are good friends, going back for years, and Linda even stayed at Ricci's house while she was here.
The first class was called "The Big Easy". Ricci said it was a lot of fun and easy to do. She only made 4 blocks and turned them into a table runner, instead of making a large quilt. I saw others who made this same quilt, using fat quarters to make each block a different color.


The second class was called "Fractured Chrystal's". Ricci worked on parts of this today and got the main large blocks completed.

She put the sections out on her design wall, pinning fabric up that is being considered for borders.
Most of Linda Ballard's quilts are traditional. She has a wonderful catalogue with pictures of all of her patterns. You can see her things on this site: www.letsquilt.com or you can write for her catalogue at Linda Ballard 22526 Bridlewood Lane Palo Cedro, CA 96073-9524 (530) 547-3461
While I was at Ricci's house I saw a new doll over in the corner of the storage room. The "Fabric Diva" has been in storage, and Ricci just brought her out. A fun doll Ricci made several years ago.
Ricci used a necklass left to her by her grandmother, and the ring is from an earring left by grandma too.
Notice "Fabric Diva" has a tatoo on her...umm.. cleavage. That Ricci.

1 comment:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The doll is so cute with so much personality! We are all fabric divas I guess. The quilt with the black has such motion. It just pops out.