I have been absent from the blog “scene” for sometime, and I apologize. But I have been busy. My last post was about my retirement from my long arm quilting business (at least for the immediate future). But now I have a new career. I have been hired by the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV) to teach in an elementary school of 900 students. And I teach them all! I am their new music teacher. I am an Orff specialist (you can google that!) teaching general music to grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. I will also teach choir and a select percussion ensemble. It’s what I did before I became a professional quilter. But I am not done with quilting. So what would a music teacher/quilter do? Make quilts to decorate her classroom, of course! Here is the first. It’s going on the wall next to my classroom door. I’ll be showing a few more of my creations in the next few days.
My watercolor brushes have been dry lately, but I have been quilting. I don’t much like to follow quilt patterns. I feel like I should be more original. Must be the artist in me. I designed this lap quilt (58″ x 70″) as a wedding gift for Natalie who is getting married tomorrow. It’s a simple design with large (12″ x 14″) blocks. It was well received at her bridal shower this past week. Her requested colors were navy, mustard and blush. I was able to find a fat quarter bundle online: “Athena” by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics. It fit perfectly into this color scheme.
Since it was a wedding gift I quilted it with my all-over Curly Hearts pattern.