August 1, 2010

Waiting For Williamsburg...

Sunday was spent relaxing and sewing the binding onto the "Williamsburg Welcome" quilt. This quilt measures 45" wide by 66" long and will make a great lap quilt for one lucky person buying a ticket from the Williamsburg Consort in September.

Remember, this quilt will be a raffle item to raise funds for their student scholarship fund. I hope it raises LOTS of money! I'll also have a completed pillow using some of the same fabrics with the same logo in the center. Another chance to win and raise more money for the kids.

Oh, yeah. I really don't like having my mug in the photos of my finished quilts, but Handsome has an aversion to taking pictures of my work with just hands and feet showing. I think I need a clothesline.We had a curious blue dragonfly that kept landing on the quilt during our photography session. I guess it was drawn to the colors. Did I ever tell you that dragonflies make me smile? I think they're so cool, and I love watching them dart around near dusk, hunting for a meal. This one would fly away when Handsome would try to get closer, and then come back and land on the quilt as soon as the coast was clear.
Again, my finishing touch...the label. I'll make a nice muslin cover for this quilt, perhaps sporting the embroidered logo that appears in the center square of the quilt. Then, I'll tuck it away for safekeeping until we pack for our road trip. Now, like us, this quilt is just waiting for Williamsburg.
On Sunday, I also created a new Artist Trading Card for the Blissful ATC Swap group that I've joined. We have rotating swap partners and a new theme each month.

This month, the theme is "orange". You might think that, living in Florida, I would have chosen the fruit. I didn't. I can't show you what it looks like until my swap partner, Francie of The Scented Cottage receives it. I'll be sending it out to her this week. If you're interested in joining the group, you can click here or on the Blissful button on my left sidebar for more information.

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DeeDee said...

I vote to ban the clothes line.I love you inthe picture...such lovely work you need to show your face... this one is my favorite so far..can I please buy a ticket...

I got my Orange theme card all ready for shipment...I couldn't find one embellishment I really wanted on it..think I might have donated it awhile back...cannot wait to see yours..

thanks for sharing the Quilts..all are just lovely

Suzann said...

Wow!! There is something about this quilt that kept me wanting to look more.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh my goodness your quilt is just magnificent! Splendid work and a beautiful choice of fabrics. Well done friend!
Hugs~Sharon

Jane said...

Another beautiful quilt....how do you do it all? I love the colors and design on this one.
Have a wonderful week.
Jane

Tina Eudora said...

Wonderful work Donna as always! And I think you need to be in those photos with your work, for posterity....beautiful projects mean so much more when the maker is included!
Tina xo

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Sweet Lady,

What a beauty......and the quilt is pretty too! Seriously, the reason the dragonfly kept landing on the quilt is because it's so soft and naturally lovely.......he thinks it's real!!!!!!

Lot's of hugs,
Meri

betseysumners said...

The quilt is just beautiful, and yes it will be a lucky person to win that quilt! Wish you could visit West TN we have had many dragonflies this year, not sure why but I have never seen this many. You would be smiling up a storm!

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna...you are a total amazement to me all the things you accomplish in such a short time and beautiful beyond words how do you do it...your Williamsburg quilt is just lovely whoever wins it is going to be one lucky person...oh and I love your new blog background did you have it custom done by someone love all the little extra touches it has!
xoxo

MosaicMagpie said...

Even the dragonflies are drawn to your beautiful work! I am glad to see you with the quilt a clothesline just wouldn't be the same! Thanks for the mention of the swap, I can't wait to see them all. Orange was a tough one for me to come with an idea.
Debbie

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a wonderful graceful gift to receive this cuddly and beautiful quilt. Bravo! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a wonderful graceful gift to receive this cuddly and beautiful quilt. Bravo! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a beauty Donna, such a lot of work!
oxo
Marcie

Createology said...

Handsome knows best...you definitely should be in the photo. Your quilt is as gorgeous as you are. What a giving and generous soul you are and I hope more money than ever is raised. Looking forward to your ATC reveal. Happy creating...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

That is one phenomenally beautiful quilt! No wonder the dragonfly loves it.
Brenda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, how lucky are they to have one of your creations as a raffle prize???

It's gorgeous, Donna! :-)

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Your quilts are awesome and so pretty. I liked the idea of using one on the table. It is washable as you say. I just love looking at your new blog look . Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The quilt is just lovely - I am sure it will go for top dollar. :) It's fabulous! Theresa

Beedeebabee said...

Donna, is that quilt ever GORGEOUS!!! xo Paulette ;)

Rettabug said...

Donna, I'm SEW glad you put a link to this quilt into this morning post with the pillow!! Otherwise, I might have missed it.
It is a gorgeous quilt & you should have let ALL of us buy raffle tickets to win it. I surely would have.

Beautifully done, Sweet Lady!
Have a wonderfully good time.

fondly,
Rett

Rettabug said...

p.s. You look MARVELOUS, DARLING!

Can't wait to get together with you in FL in Feb. We just confirmed our agreement on the house there. :D :D

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