I tried so hard to just be random in the block placement and not over think the spacing of colors and values. Looking at the photo now I see things I would have moved if I had studied it harder, but this is for DD#1 and she does random very well. I was trying to think like her and not stress over it. How did I do, Angie? : )
The braid table topper from men's shirts is quilted, the binding is on one side and clipped down, ready to sew by hand on the other side. Not the best photo, but you can get an idea of the quilting. I put cables down the braids and did straight line quilting in the ditch and on the side of each lengthwise seam.
DH and I have dear friends who just returned from serving as humanitarian missionaries in Ghana, Africa. They brought us this beautiful hand carved nativity and I felt it deserved a special table topper all its own. Last year I swapped scraps with Sandi (kwiltnkats blog) and I ended up with lots of batiks--including a bag of HSTs. I've already used a bunch to make two little quilts. This time I separated all of the brown/black ones to make this topper.
Can you tell that this nativity includes a brahma, a small giraffe, and a couple of baby elephants? We're talkin' Africa here!
Finally (I know, that is what you are thinking, too, right?), I was in communication with Ami Simms this morning and apparently my last two AAQI quilts were on the "For Sale" page by mistake--that is why they didn't have prices or "Add to Cart" buttons. They will be going with the other quilts selected for the Houston International Quilt Festival, though they are not listed on that page yet. If you will be at the Festival, stop by the AAQI booth and select from the hundreds of quilts that will be available for sale.
And Flowers for Market is still available. Sold--Thank You!
Until next time,