Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

It’s fair day

I did get this quilt finished.  I had a hard time coming up with a design for it until I realized K.I.S.S. is sometimes best.  It’s for a guy and guys don’t always like froo froo designs.  It’s baseball theme which also means no froo froo feathers or curly, flowery designs.

What I did was a faux flying geese around the border to represent the direction of running from base to base and a simple line design on the inside border to represent a path in the dirt.
The nine patch block were done with line dancing.
The snowball blocks were done with crosshatching to represent looking through a chain link fence at a ball game going on.
The back is a busy fabric so the stitching doesn’t show up in a photo.  I’m happy with it…. hope the customer is too. 
I’m headed out to the fairgrounds to have breakfast with the govenor, mayor, and other big whigs.  It’s the kickoff breakfast that I attend every year.  I like talking with the people who have their farm animals here for a few days.  Sometimes I get to see people from the small town where I spent a lot of time as a child.
I’ll be at the door when they are opened for the crafts section. 
I’m anxious to see if the rose quilt got a ribbon or if they guy I’m trying to beat got it instead.  I don’t know the guy, just his work.  He really is a fantastic textile artist.  I think of it as a little friendly competition between us to get the ribbon.  If I’m lucky, maybe I’ll get to meet him. 
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2 comments on “It’s fair day

  1. Dora, the Quilter
    August 19, 2010

    Did you win; did you win?

  2. kathi
    August 19, 2010

    sounds like a WONDERFUL day. ENJOY.
    I am pretty much disgusted with our fair. YOu can't even SEE the quilt entries anymore. they have them folded, in plastic bags, on a table. with a “rope so you can't even get close” .. what's the point?

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