Saturday, August 07, 2010

Woo Hoo! Another project done!


Just finished my floor scrap quilt from Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat 2009! On the last day of the retreat Gwen encourages us to search the floor for scraps and create something from it. It's a lot of fun! and inside this piece are a lot of memories...I can remember other participants by their fabric! I really like this one way more than my 2008 one...this one almost has a story to tell. At first I think of the song "Sunshine, Lolipops, and Rainbows", but then I think that the purple "lolipop" is Gwen, our mentor, and the other smaller "lolipops" are her devoted students, the crazy background is the place where creativity comes from. kinda corny, I know, but it reminds me of a happy place!
This piece measures 12x 14.5 inches on the longest sides and is hand quilted with black thread.

10 comments:

sallyannequilter said...

It is nice when a finished piece can hold such special memories.

Diane said...

I really like this piece and the story it tells. Continuing the circle motif with the quilting is a nice touch.

Kathie said...

love this little quilt , the memories of all the different fabrics are so special.
what a great remembrance of Gwen's class
I love it!
Kathie

Quilt Rat said...

EXCELLENT!!! Love the story
It is terrific to see what can be created with "cast-offs" Great job.

cozy quilter said...

I hope this comes to the guild meeting in Sept for show and tell. I want to see it in person! I like your quilting--the circles are perfect for this one.

Tonya R said...

sweet! I'm definitely a baby lollipop adoring Gwen!

Em said...

I love this piece and am so envious that you got to go to her retreat. I just blogged tribute to her style and how I have fallen in love with her LIberated Book 2. I too enjoyed the circle quilting.

Vivian said...

What a cute and fun little quilt!

ROZ said...

That's a wonderful little quilt. I simply love it

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Oh, I love the circle quilting and the lollipops! Such a happy quilt. And, the memories for you are so neat!! Hope to see it in person in September too!!