Well, I finally heard from Marcus.... Bad news is my quilt didn't make the cut. BUT now I can show it here.
It's about 70" square and uses all Judie Rothermel fabrics. I made 25 blocks (because it's her 25th anniversary and mine!.. I started quilting about 25 years ago) and I used 25 different fabrics. The design is my own and the quilt was pieced and quilted on my old Pfaff (except for the corners which were English paper pieced hexagons).
Daughter Jennifer claimed this quilt before it was finished so it'll be going to her soon. We named it Twigs and Berries... my daughter wanted it named something "foodie" since it sort of has a pickle dish look and had the deep red of Bing cherries or raspberries. Since she's VEGAN and one of the ladies I work with thinks vegans only eat twigs and berries, THAT became the name. (Thanks, Em)
Yesterday, Jenn came from Traverse City to visit us and help do some canning (Peach Salsa :). After a busy day (we also went to an auction), we decided to relax at the beach and watch the sunset. Took one of my favorite beach quilts, my favorite Mondo back (and she took hers) and enjoyed some quiet time.
Of course we couldn't just sit still... had to create SOMETHING.. so we made a sand turtle :) He's right near the water edge so I'm sure by this morning he's gone...
Making sand animals and people has kind of been a tradition with our family. We usually leave something behind on the shore. Sometimes a mermaid.. or a huge snake... or a person... or an octopus.