Hello hello hello!
It has been another gorgeous day here!!! Everybody is wearing summer clothes… and is complaining about the heat ALREADY! LOL!
Last week my students took their national art exam (on the computer) and I have to grade their work. It always takes a lot of time to check their work and cross-reference it all. By the end of this week the exam papers will be sent to another (unfamiliar) art teacher in the country who will check my work. After that we have to come to an agreement on the grade for each student. Anyway, there will be quite some “indoor” time for me, hunched over the exam papers.
Luckily this year the exam questions contained a lot of my favorite topics so it is kind of fun to check the answers. In what exam can you go from a medieval painting on hell, to vampires in a 1922 movie, to a ballet with white spooky forest creatures chasing the woodsman to his death, to the etches of Goya on the horrors of the Napoleonic War and a holocaust monument in Berlin…???
Yep, just the art exam!!! :-)
SCARY seems the theme of these two weeks, ha ha!
I have been asked to do some FMQ for a local quiltshop. Talk about scary!!!
I know I can do it, but it still daunting to work on somebody else’s quilt. Normally I would mark a quilt, but as this one was not to be washed I did not dare to use any marking tools.
Here are some snap shots!
Orange peel quilting in the centre squares.
Some funky design in the inner border that we derived from the patterns on the fabric…
(May or may not unpick the oval shapes in the white border… a bit too wonky.)
…and a loose feather in the last border.
The owner was very happy with the progress! The fabric is a collection by Moda called Little Black Dress. A lot of costumers of the LQS did not go for this collection until the quilt top was in the shop window. It really pulled the people in! The fabrics work so well together! I admire the designers who put this collection together. I hope this quilt can go back to the shop window soon, quilted and bound.
I also hope that this week brings more of “sunny” and a lot less of “scary”, LOL!
P.s. I am linking up with
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday