First Friday is always a big deal in Bend, year-round. The quilt store, QuiltWorks, always has a little party and a sale to coincide with First Friday. I've mentioned that they also have a monthly quilt display in their upstairs balcony. This month's show was half modern quilt and the other half was from a string challenge with the local guild. First the "modern traditional" quilts. I'm hoping I didn't mix up the labels with the quilts. I didn't love any of the quilts enough that I wanted to make them, but I think they're worth examining. I like the concept of modern traditionalism!
I loved this one-- there is some amazing quilting and I love that she combined the picture onto fabric with a quilt pattern. Sure looks like Sunriver in the winter!
The local guild had a string quilt challenge and I really did love so many of their creations. I have so many selvages-- I think this is a great idea to make use of them. Might be the perfect September mini, Wendy Reed and Janet O!!
Here's a close-up of one of the blocks, in case you are tempted to make something like this!
Great idea for a quilt of valor, Kevin H!! I'm guessing her blocks are 3", although you could make them whatever size you wanted.
I think she originally was following one of Bonnie Hunter's quilt patterns and then changed it a bit. Looks lovely!
In a moment of weakness, I bought this center panel. I did not buy the kit or the accompanying fabrics. I thought it might make a fun quilt...and at 20% off, how could I resist? I did buy a few other things, I will admit.
And what have I been doing the past few days, besides our outdoor activities, trying to enjoy the weather before it starts to become fall and cool? Pulled out a ufo from last year, trying to get it done. It's part of the Primitive Gatherings Summer Block of the Week, 2017. I have all the center of the blocks done but they all need these tiny tiny half square triangles (1")--36 for each block and there are a dozen blocks! I have the finishing pattern in California and can hopefully make a dent in these remaining 9 blocks before we head back to California on Wednesday. The top one is the one I just worked on yesterday; the other two were done last year.
Tonight marks the start of the most significant Jewish holidays, celebrating the start of the Jewish New Year. Tonight is Erev Rosh Hashanah and tomorrow is Rosh Hashanah. There are services in the local synagogue here in Bend, which is great. The entire holiday is actually 10 days, culminating in Yom Kippur, next week, which is the day for fasting and repenting. I will admit that I don't really fast but do spend the day thinking of the next year and how I can be a better person. Always a worthwhile expenditure of time, don't you think?