Whew! You haven’t heard from me here for a while because I was finishing making the quilt my son Ken designed for me to add to my Ancient Manuscript series in a marathon of quilt making and got my entry into the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival (MAQF) just under the wire of the deadline. This quilt is a tribute to King Arthur and the knights of the round table and is now named “Pendragon“. I have been working nearly full time on this quilt since last March, with just a few breaks here and there. Without question it was the most difficult quilt I’ve ever made, but I was so happy to make it and am quite happy with its outcome. I made this quilt for the love of my son, but I am going to enter it as extensively as possible in quilt shows so my friends and other quilt lovers can see it. I will be posting photos of this quilt sometime in February along with a short series of blog posts on making the quilt.
I had planned on entering Drawing Nigh into MAQF, but it unexpectedly got into AQS Lancaster, and so will not be available for MAQF.
Today, I’m sewing the rod pocket and label onto Pendragon, and trying to rest my creaking quilting muscles. No one will ever convince me that intense quilting like this is not something of a sport…it requires practice, muscles, sweat, blood, tears, and determination, and a marathon of such quilting leaves me tired and a bit achy…but I’ll recover.
Sew next I will be working on several less taxing quilts to go into my exhibit at G Street Fabrics in Rockville in the spring. It should be really fun and I can provide photos of those along the way.
Sew happy everyone! Will I see you at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival?