Here is my big birthday gift - a new Brother sewing machine! About a month ago, I heard from a friend about a Really Good Deal on Costco, so I had to get it. (Just checked out Costco.com and it seems that this machine is no longer available!) It only weighs 13.5 pounds. It's so easy to more around, and easy to use. I even figured out the auto needle threader!
The other gift I received is an art quilt! I found this at the local art gallery that The Potter has his pottery at, and I fell in love with it. My DH loves it when I do the shopping. *grin*
|"A Favorite Path" by Bertha Moore|
12 in wide by 14.5 in high
I am as fascinated by the techniques Bertha used as I am by the actual image.
A detail shot.
Here I'm showing how most of the image is constructed and quilted on a piece of black felt, separate from the main body of the quilt.
The back, showing the stitching Bertha did to quilt and to join the felt piece to the main body.
Here's the new home for the art quilt - in my upstairs hallway so I see it every time I go up or down stairs. It fits right next to the piece I made - a silver-embossed birch leaf. I think they suit each other nicely.