Friday, May 8, 2009

Quilting is Everywhere!

The other day the local Children's Museum hosted a special event, and my family was fortunate enough to be invited. This museum is located in Seattle, but we are really just across the bridge from Seattle so its a quick 20 min drive.

There in one of the newly remodeled rooms was a large wooden display of the book The Quilt Isn't this wonderful!

I couldn't go, but my DH went with our children and he sent me this picture from his phone.

The display and painting is so brilliantly colorful, and in real life, it drapes wonderfully.

I also was able to dedicate a few more minutes to my Matisse Challenge piece hosted by Victoria at BumbleBeans. I had hoped to finish the top, but family matters took me away from sewing this week yet again.

I've divided the painting into roughly 3 parts and now I just have the center panel to complete. I'm telling you, free-form piecing is really much harder than I expected.

This weekend I'll be doing 'Howl' for Tonya's Holloween Sounds quilt. She has a listing with links of all the work everyone else has done for her and it's really spectacular! Check it out if you have a chance.




Anonymous said...

Thanks for the peak int the museum's quilt exhibit. I am coming to the Seattle area next week and my sister got us two tickets to go to the exhibit. So excited.
Barbara Sindlinger

lani said...

You have the neatest things to go and see......Im going over to Holloween site now...Happy moms day my friend

YankeeQuilter said...

That sculpter look wonderful! I still haven't quilted my Matisse challenge favorite part is the piecing which may be the reason I have soooo many quilt tops!

Micki said...

Thanks for the tour with your pics. It was lovely seeing everything!

Anonymous said...

Ooops. I thought I was going to this exhibit but we actually went to the antique quilt exhibit at the museum in Bellevue, WA. If you get a chance, go see it - I think the show ends at the end of May.

Barbara Sindlinger