Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Making More Lake Pieces

Since demonstrating the technique I use to construct the lake quilts in my series to 100 at Good Good's gallery, I've been concentrating on making more.

Lake #63 (13"x 12")
The one above was created the second day, Sunday, at the Gallery. Here's how it looked when I brought it home to quilt. It represents the beautiful, clear, and warm days at the end of August here in Michigan before the effects of Hurricane Ike reached us.
I made six small quilts that looked stormy. They began as one very long piece ... the width of my work table. When I began the quilting process there was a problem with the "orts" shifting under the tulle netting, so I cut it into more manageable pieces.
Four of the small 5"x 8" quilts were presented to the gallery ladies at Good Goods in appreciation of the work they did in the wonderful presentation of my quilts. Those pictured below were gifted to two young families to commemorate their visit here at the cottage during a very wet and stormy weekend.
Lake #'s 62.5 and 62.6
I don't consider the small sized lake pieces to be an official count in the series. They get a decimal point designation after the number of the larger one just finished.


Kay said...

I was going to comment about how much I liked the first one, but the little stormy ones are wonderful too. This last weekend just demonstrated the variety of weather here, didn't it?

Angelcat said...

I found your quilts via a link on Vicki's blog, they are beautiful!

Virginia Wieringa said...

I haven't visited in a whole and it's fun to see what you're up to. I never tire of your lake quilts either!