Sunday, August 27, 2006
A Trip Around the World
I'm certainly on one, so it was only fitting to finally make one!
I've been working on a little wall hanging this weekend (it will be 25"x25" with one inch squares). I love the one that Pam made for her traveling gnome and I was so happy to find Bonnie's awesome instructions to help me out, as well!
This is a wedding gift for a friend in Romania. I'm so sad that I can't go to her wedding next month, but it's the first week of classes here and I just can't get away. She used to watch my foster cat while I was traveling and always enjoyed raiding my tea stash. When I left Romania in June, I gave her what remained, as well as my electric kettle. With this in mind, with the help of my mom - my US fabric connection - I chose 'tea' colors and patterns (there are lots of little leaves) for this quilt and will try to make some little coasters to go along with the quilt, two mugs, and some Finnish tea!
I thought I'd also post a picture of another little wedding wall hanging I made while in Romania. It's 20"x30", again with one inch logs. This was for the friend I mentioned in an earlier post researching African American literature, so I put black squares in the middle of the log cabin, as it's said people did this to signify Underground Railroad stops. Lots of traditional Romanian textiles have red, white, and black in them, so I used those colors and set them in the field and furrow layout to signify Romania's agriculturally rich countryside. (Boy, do I miss the produce - almost all organic - especially the eggplants and orange tomatoes that would be showing up in the markets and on the roadsides about this time. Yum.)