Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Red & Denim #4

Red & Denim #4
by Ilene Atkins
Do you remember when I was working on this quilt? I wrote about it here and here.  It has been finished for a while now, but I haven't been able to get a good photo of it. Until it was hanging in our quilt guild's quilt show last weekend, that is. It really is an amazing feeling to see my quilts hanging at a show. It still blows me away. Anyway, you can finally see it in its entirety here and now.

And it was a great show. Well done as always, with great work from our members. I was working at the show for almost the whole time, speaking to other quilters, and people who had travelled to see our show. People were visiting from Pennsylvania and Scotland, and stopped in to take a look. And many people from around the area, too.

I've had another quilt sandwich made up to be quilted, but I haven't been doing much sewing lately. Various body parts have been hurting, from repetitive strain injuries.  I've been to see an osteopath, so I'm working on being on the mend. And things are a little crazy at work, and there is a lot of doom and gloom, so I'm working on focusing on the many things that make each day worthwhile. Like sunshine, funny cats, hummingbirds in the yard, very warm fall weather, beautiful fall colours. It's not hard to look around and see a lot of splendour. But I haven't had much energy to get going at my sewing machine. I can hear it calling to me this very minute!

And the great news is that my quilts drew a bit of attention at the show. Apparently people are wondering how I manage to get them quilted on my domestic machine. So I've been asked to do a presentation in January to our quilt guild about it. Isn't that amazing? A bit scary, yes, but also VERY exciting.

Linking up to TNTN, here, and Off the Wall Friday, here, and Anything Goes Monday, here.


  1. Dear Ilene,
    I love this piece "Red and Denim #4". It's so simple at first glance, but has such richness in the color and pattern variations.

    Keep up the good work,
    Linda Laird
    QuiltArt List

  2. I actually posted a photo of this quilt on my blog last week - - it was among my favourites that I saw at the Waterloo Quilt Show!

    I'm presenting at our local guild in Guelph in December -!

  3. Ilene, I know exactly how you feel, doom and gloom is everywhere. I've had a trying summer with various back issues, now, on the mend I'm feeling much better. Its exacting for you to make a presentation, I'm sure you'll do great! I sent you an email about something, check it and let me know. I'd quilt them all on my own home machine.

  4. So neat to know that all of your hard work and talent was so appreciated by the knowledgeable quilters in your area. How I would loved to be a fly on the wall at the show and listen to the accolades.
    p.s. belated happy birthday!


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