Back in April I posted about a Dresden plate quilt I’d begun quilting, but I wasn’t sure what designs to use in the background (click here to read that post). So it was set aside ~ and then I met my friend Sharon for her birthday lunch. She lives in Madison, and I live in Watertown, so we meet at Doyle’s Dogs hot dog stand in Lake Mills every few months to catch up. Sharon taught me to quilt in 1987 and has been a dear friend ever since. She hasn’t been doing much quilting lately because of some arthritis issues. What she does enjoy doing now is drawing ~ and is she good!
At lunch she was showing me her little sketch book. There were so many lovely designs and quite a bit of her own Zen Doodling.
I showed her a photo of my quilt in progress:
And asked if she had any ideas for fun background quilting. She said she would be happy to noodle on it. So I mailed her a bunch of black and white copies and waited.
She didn’t disappoint. We met again a week later and she showed me some of her ideas:
Ooh! That was exciting. Now it was my turn. I love collaborating with my friends!
Do I choose one? Use as is or simplify (she gave me permission)? Combine a few designs?
What do you think???
Results to be revealed in a future post 😊!
And just a fun extra bit of info:
Last night Mike and I watched an old Fred MacMurray movie and it reminded me of a photo I took on a recent visit to Beaver Dam, WI that I never posted. Here’s the background:
There are 2 newer quilt shops in Beaver Dam and on my first visit to them in 2022 I was enthralled by a mosaic of Nancy Zieman made from ceramic squares painted by people who live there (click here for that post).
On a recent return visit I discovered that 2 more mosaics had been added to the wall, and one was of Fred MacMurray who lived there as a child.
Aren’t those mosaics amazing! And who knew Fred had a quilting connection?!? 😁