This morning I completed the entry form for International Quilt Festival this fall. The above photo is a snippet of the piece, which is a joint effort of our Thread Songs collaborative group. I was the lead engineer on this one, a very challenging project. We'll see whether it gets accepted--notification date is July 14. I still have to make a label, but clearly there's time for that.
In the meantime, I'm pleased with progress on the altar set for St. Cyprian's. I'm working on the altar frontal now, the last and largest piece in the set. Both lectern hangings are done. I'm getting proficient at stitching pine trees (after the first 20, you have a pretty good idea of how to proceed.)
This is the hanging for the reader's lectern. It's modeled on an oak tree, with the cross patchwork from St. Cyprian's cope below.
The background fabric is dyed and painted silk canvas, while the water detail is cut from a silk skirt I bought in India. The off-white/goldish squares in the patchwork are from a very nice silk evening ensemble that I wore years ago--and will never fit into again. Fortunately, in my current life, I have no occasion to wear such a thing.
And this is the pulpit hanging before it was bound.
Same fabrics, three evergreen trees for the Trinity liturgical season.
Once I get the altar frontal finished I'll take them all to the photographer for really good images with proper lighting. Then a road trip to the Piney Woods to deliver the whole shebang, and a large sigh of relief.
And then, on to the next deadline.