I'm trying to get used to my new method of uploading photos. Every computer seems to come with its own preferred method. My old brain has to try to adjust. Can you hear the rusty gears grinding? This computer has a card reader, which is cool. Skips a step I had to do before.
Here are my most recent photos; I will now tell you their story. Once upon a time I wandered into Aunt Annie's Quilts in Avon, Minnesota. You've heard me rave about that shop before. It's my favorite. Anyway, one of their employees had found some books called Earth From Above. The books were full of very cool photos of a huge assortment of random scenes, photographed from above.
They decided to hold an Earth From Above Challenge. We were to choose a page from the book and RIP IT OUT and keep it. Yes, rip a page out of a beautiful book! It almost hurt me to do so, but I thought it was a great idea. Here is the picture I chose:
Parasols on a beach near Agia Napa, Famagresta, Cyprus
The idea, of course, was to make a quilt inspired by the photo. I put it off and put it off for so long. I had a piece of fabric in mind, but no inspiration for design. The deadline to turn in quilts was a few days ago. I decided I had to make something, so I got busy and finally finished mine today. I'll be in Avon tomorrow, so I plan to hand-deliver it. If it's too late for the contest, that's OK. I never win those things anyway. I'll just be happy if it can hang in a display with the others. At least I got something done. For a moral of the story I will paraphrase a quilter's proverb: finished is better than on time.... [huh??]
Here's my quilt. It measures 13" x 19". After I got it all done and hung it up, I saw some stuff I'd like to change. Oh, well, c'est la vie. At least I had fun, and that is the important part of a challenge.
I'm showing you two pictures of it, because one shows the quilting a bit better, and one shows the arrangement of it. Can you see that I quilted a bunch of circles into the circles? It was fun to work on.