Yesterday I spent the morning judging the quilts at the County Fair. Judging is not something that I enjoy doing, but it does make one appreciate the whole process a little more! There were a lot of great quilts to consider and this white work quilt by Jean McDonald ended up being my Best Of Show. It is an original design, machine quilted and trapuntoed made for her husband to commemorate his years as a Navy Commander. It has many meaningful designs worked into it including the four ships he commanded during his career, if I understood correctly. Of course I did not know all of that until the ribbons were awarded. There was just not much to fault in this quilt!
It’s hard to get a good photo of white work and I had to get at an awkward angle to even get it this good. It really hung better than it looks like here!
Today I can get back to working on my current piece. This is an old farm implement storage shed near here. I made it shorter, cleaned out the machinery and added the horse. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, but only just recently found the fabric that I needed for the rusty roof.
Sorry it’s a bit out of focus, I didn’t use the tripod and I do know better!!