I have been panicking a bit about getting my Journal Quilts for the four months up to the end of August completed on time but today, having torn the fabrics and arranged them yesterday, I have completed another version of Across the Bay. When I was making the quilt for Festival of Quilts I felt I wanted to explore working in finer fabrics and this is a step in that direction. I have used silks, silk dupion, voile, scrim, satin, sari silk ribbon and a crumpled chiffon scarf together with a sarongy-type-shawl-thing (technical term!). Some of the fabrics were ready dyed and some I had painted for another project which I cut up!
I had already made one false start on this quilt which I abandoned but once I started on this version it all fell into place so I'm really pleased. Maybe the next step would be to make a larger, more floaty version.
On the subject of Festival of Quilts, I'm going tomorrow! I've seen my friend today and she is stable and the hospital don't see anything happening for a few days so I have decided to take the chance and go. G. really wants me to go so I will go and then I can tell her all about it and take her mind off her situation.. DH is on visiting duties in my absence and I can get back fairly quickly if I need to.
Thank you for all the offers of photos of my quilt and also a big thank you to Gina who cheered me up this morning with a text message from the Show.
Early night tonight. Early start tomorrow to get the train and I think I've got DH's cold! Grrrrrr! But never mind I'm going to Birmingham! Yay!