I live in Tavernier, the Florida Keys, and my parents live in St. Augustine. Last summer when we made the trip up to see them we stopped at 9 quilt shops participating in the Row by Row Experience. I recommend to every quilter to do this at least once. It was so awesome to see all the different ideas and shopping in each store was a dream.When we got home I started immediatlely and made my largest quilt yet. I free-motion quilted each row a little different and just wanted to share my results.
the Tri-city Quilt Guild has a challenge every year, and this year's was called "OCD: Obvious Circle Disorder." It gave me a chance to use a technique I learned in an online class called "darned Quilts" by Dena Crain, in which you cut circles (or other shapes) in the quilt and reposition them or put them elsewhere. I had a lot of fun making this. The expression on the bottom circle's face is pure chance -- but I'll take it!