Susan’s block number 13 – Still in progress and new stories about Hannibal posted

In the beginning

I haven’t had a lot of time to sew this weekend- Went to the Northern Stars Quilt show on Saturday- saw some beautiful quilts and finally bought a Roxanne thimble. I know it’s supposed to hurt a bit when you first use it, but the pain doesn’t seem to be subsiding. I will give it a few more tries, since it was pretty pricey. It certainly is beautiful!

I have one side of leaves sewn down and now am working up the right side. All my leaves are sewn onto paper and ready to go. I like the idea Australian quilter, Kerry had about using Adobe Illustrator to reverse the pattern- I may try that only using Adobe Photoshop, which I am more familiar with. Kerry has some really terrific ideas on her blog, so if you haven’t started reading it, you should! I may also try two layers of freezer paper instead of paper foundations. Maybe two layers will be strong enough.

I posted two new stories about Hannibal on the History page, and there’s more to come. I am really excited about going down to Katonah Wednesday to meet and hear Stacy Hollander speak about political quilts. She is the curator of the American Folk Art Museum, the museum which houses the Bird of Paradise Quilt.sue

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Leaves in waiting

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