I was cleaning out some things and came across a couple of cross stitch things my daughter had done years and years ago. Like when she was in middle school. I used to do tons of cross stitch and had tried to get her interested several times. Never quite succeeded at that but she did do a few things. She played the clarinet for a few years so the musical instruments seemed like a good project for her. Anyway, when I found them I decided to add some borders and turn them into mini quilts. I think they came out really cute and they will go in the box I have headed for South Carolina. I also finished this little bag. It's nothing spectacular but I thought it came out cute, too. I had a hard time taking a picture of it, though. Had to stuff it to get it to stand up straight.
Since I finally got to the end of the pictures from the Boise quilt show we can get started on the Kuna quilt show. They always have a theme -- this year it was black and white quilts -- so let's start with them.
I really like this kind of cock-eyed sampler. Look at that cute kitty up in the corner. Many of them had touches of other colours. I like the red in this one. And you know I am a sucker for stars.
More stars. Don't you like the positive/negative effect on this one? I really like the way the stars are bisected diagonally and I think the aqua border really sets it off. Might have to do something along these lines.
Here's a close up of a sampler type one. I love how it looks pixillated. Lots of dots.
Another star one. This one kind of has a hidden block look to me.
Yet another. Are you tired of black and white yet? I don't think I have ever seen this many black and white quilts in one place before. They are quite striking. Kind of hard to take pictures of, though. I feel like I am in a Woody Allen movie. And another. This one has the positive/negative thing going on, too. And a coloured border to set it off. I think this was a great theme.
And last but not least, have a look at this one. How cool to do a traditional applique quilt in such bright colours with, altogether now, black and white. This person was channeling Freddy Moran, don't you think?