Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dan's New T-Shirt Quilt

This is Dan's new T-shirt quilt. I brought it for Show and Tell at the Piedmont Quilters' Guild meeting last week, but they were underwhelmed. As T-shirt quilts go, I think it's very unique. I love the border and I think the piecing that's worked in with the designs really compliments them. It's hand quilted using a Sashiko design of interlocking circles called the seven treasures of Buddha. Very appropriate, I thought, for Dan. Here's a detail.
Photographs by Danny Fisher.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Happy birthday, to me!

Yesterday was my birthday. Jim got up early and took me to the Farmers' Market and then to breakfast at Waffle House. The rest of the day was spent working on contributions for the boutique at the Piedmont Quilter's Guild annual quilt show. Later in the day, the boys took me to the O. Henry Hotel here in Greensboro for afternoon tea in the lobby. I make my tea a little stronger, but it was beautifully presented and the scones, short bread, and cucumber sandwiches were first rate. The lobby is decorated with the text from "The Gift of the Magi," one of my very favorite O. Henry stories. A lovely way to spend my natal day all in all.
Photo by Danny Fisher.