This year’s Artisan Showcase is fast approaching and I need to finish up whatever pieces I can. Occasionally I mine through the stacks of fabrics that clutter up my worktable and organize what I find. A pile of ‘to be finished’ pieces grows on one corner and I sometimes admit to myself that there are pieces that will never make it to a finished afterlife! Deadlines are the motivators for going through that pile and actually doing the final finishes.
This piece is the cornerstone of my unfinished pile.
It was a challenge piece from my Knot Even Quilters group and was finished for a show deadline. Unfortunately, it was too big to be hung in the available space. I don’t want to take it apart and return the sections to their owners yet, because I would like to find at least one venue for it!
I got another piece close to the finish line…just needs a label and the sleeve sewn down!
It was originally going to have a bunch of beads on it, but I fell out of love with that idea. I finished it up with machine quilting, sewed a sleeve on it and now it only needs a label. Done!
And I can’t resist one more photo and a detail of my little village. It’s actually hanging on my wall as I’m writing this. It’s just so cute and I really, really love it.
There will be more of these little villages in my future!
But it’s the weekend which is grandson time. I’m much more concerned with quality time with him than I am with any pile of unfinished art pieces or deadlines!
But those deadlines are still there, so I do hope to have a few more finishes next week….