It’s the day after Thanksgiving and a restless torpor has descended upon me. Does that make any sense? I can’t seem to settle into any one thing, be it reading, sewing, walking, television watching, or internet shopping. I was scheduled to work at the hospital today but a currently low census has several nurses staying home each shift. With this “free” day you’d think I could enjoy doing anything I like or nothing at all – and I would if I could just find a rhythm! I’m blaming it on turkey overload. 🙂
Last week our quilt challenge group gathered for Asian food and a reveal. The Footwear Challenge generated 4 quilts and a fun night out as always. Brenda’s quilt featured flip flops with leather straps. Allison’s quilt revealed more than just her design of two sets of baby tennis shoes placed around the word JOY – with her quilt she announced she’s going to be a grandmother of twins! (Unfortunately I don’t have photos of their quilts to share).
Candace Winiarski cleverly used a “shoo”-fly block as her background, topping that with a horseshoe design and embellishing with lots of Barbie shoes! The names of different types of shoes are free motion quilted around the edge.
Our (great?) minds were thinking alike because I also did a horseshoe themed quilt. My quilt featured trinket metal horseshoes accenting a strategically cut out and quilted fabric panel.
Following the reveals we chose our next theme, a Rudyard Kipling quote, and divided the communal altered fabric that’s been passed around all year. So at the next gathering each person may have one, two or no quilts to reveal…we’ll have to wait to see. Any which way, it’s all good!
I’ll leave you with the next theme’s quote to consider…
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?’ – Rudyard Kipling