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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Prom and a Fleur De Lis

Feeling rather waterlogged, and moving slowly. It seems like it has been raining for weeks here, and the weather forcast stretches out for the next week with more of the same. At least the rain did let up on Saturday, long enough for us to get pre-Prom pictures outside, and have a post-Prom backyard fire. It's a good thing, too, because our house turned into a designated picture taking spot, and no way would all of those kids (and their dresses) have fit into my house!

Here's my Daughter, in a casual moment with her Dad.



This is her, along with a Good Friend. They got ready together. All the giggling indicated they were having fun, and full of excitement.


My Daughter with her Date, who is also a fine trumpet player.


And finally, with her two Best Buddies. She has known one since Kindergarden, the other since Second Grade. They have shared a lot over those years.....


There were a bunch of other kids there also. The funny part, though, was the huge crowd of parents, madly snapping photos. The kids were quite gracious about it, but very glad when we were all done. Now the count down begins to Graduation. This is happening way too fast!


To get back on the subject of quilting, I thought I would show you another quilt that I made for the Three Creative Studios  Color Paleette Challenge. This one should have been for the February Challenge, but since I never met a deadline I couldn't miss, it did not get done in time.

The photo with the challenge color chips was of an iris, which got me thinking "Fleur De Lis". I wanted to go with the "tiled" look that I've been using for this series, but using larger tiles.


Then I added a queen, sitting on her throne, wearing a long gown. I think the gown may have shown up because of all the prom dress hemming I was doing!


The quilting on this one is only in the grout lines of the tiles. It pushes the image to the background a little, an effect which is further emphasized by the variegated thread fading in and out against the different blue shades of the tiles. It makes the viewer look more closely, to be sure of what they are seeing.

And now, back to quilting. Hopefully, I will have another piece finished on Thursday to show you. Until then, enjoy the sunshine, if you have it!

4 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

Glad the rain held off. Your beautiful garden is a lovely backdrop for prom photos.

Jade said...

Beautiful girls, beautiful gowns.

LOVE the quilt! The colors are so regal, perfect for the queen in the center.

Lisa said...

Let me say again how much I LOVE that dress and how great she looks in it.

I love these tile quilts you've been doing while I've been away. Of course I especially love the Ginny quilt below, but that's because 1. There's a bunny; and 2. There's a BEACH! Always helps to think warm thoughts.

Rain has been relentless here too. Stay dry!

PS. Love the new Weasley quilt banner, too. I'm just so in love today!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh how beautiful!! Such lovely girls! The quilt....Fabulous!!
xx, shell