Sunday, June 10, 2012

Off To France!

I am very excited!  This quilt is off to France next week for a show  called" Tradition in Transition".  It is being held in the town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, in the Alsace area of France in the fall.  Many thanks goes out to Sandra Reford who is organizing this show.  I know alot of hours have gone into this, and I am honored to be included.  When it returns the same show will be displayed at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville  in November 2012. 

This quilt is made up entirely of hexagons.  I machine pieced 2 strips of different fabrics together being sure that they were different values. Then cut them into hexagons and hand pieced them together.  Initially this was going to be the border of another quilt, but when I put it together I didn't like it.  So I made more blocks and voila! another quilt is born.  I still have the body of the other quilt to work on and figure out what to do for the border.  It is a good thing I bought lots of Japanese taupes.  Anyone who knows me, knows how much I looove colour.  So this is a real departure for me.  I am quite enjoying working with taupes and just concentrating on value.  I feel there is more to come in this neutral series.  Bye for now.  Jeannie