Hanging by a thread

3 11 2007

Hanging by a thread

“Hanging by a Thread” was the theme for the local quilting group’s first ever ‘public hanging’. For those who don’t know, a ‘hanging’ is a quilt exhibition where the quilts are hung from wires, off second storey verandas etc.

We wandered in to town today to look at the places where the quilts were on display in the main street—shop windows, the Tourist Centre, verandas, and outside cafes.

I put in four quilts I’ve made this year – one was flapping in the breeze outside the tourist centre (see the picture below), two small ones were inside, and one was for sale at the stall run by the ladies in the local quilt group.

South of the Border

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4 11 2007
lewlew

The quilts are goregous!Your quilt that features purple, gold, red and black is striking. I like the name you gave it— South of the Border quilt.

4 11 2007
sandgroper14

When I get my quilts back I’ll take some close up photos of it, though there are some photos of the blocks I used for inspiration here.

The reason I called it “South of the Border” is because of the fabrics—some are chillis, some are peppers (capsicums), some have saguarro cactus, some have fire, and some have horses. The colours and fabrics reflect my impressions of the food and culture of the Southwest (Arizona and New Mexico in particular). I’ve only dipped my toes in Mexico (Tijuana!) so can’t say that I chose the colours or fabrics based on the *real* country ‘south of the border’.

8 11 2007
South of the Border quilt « At Random

[…] already been hung at the local “Hanging by a Thread” quilt exhibition last Saturday and I’m putting it in the local show (along with the other quilts I’ve […]

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