#TBT – Iris, 2010

Now that my journal quilt series of #TBT posts are complete, it’s time to dig back into the archives and share some other previous work.  In the fall of 2009, I took a break from four months of staining woodwork in my new house. (Yes, FOUR months of 40 hour weeks of staining baseboards, doors, and door and window trim. It’s a good thing that we’re never moving from this house because I am totally not doing that again!)  I spent a week at Cambridge Quilt Shop taking a class with Ruth B. McDowell and having an absolute blast.

In the class, we designed quilts based on our own photographs and using her method of piecing.  After I finished my staining, I finished this quilt, which was based on a close-up photo I took of an iris. The quilt hung at the Vermont Quilt Festival in 2010.  Incidentally, VQF this year has a special exhibit of Ruth McDowell’s work June 24 – 26.

Iris, 2010. Based on my own photo and begun in a workshop with Ruth McDowell

Iris, 2010. Based on my own photo and begun in a workshop with Ruth McDowell

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