Earlier this week I was tossing around the idea of having a "Quilt of the Week" on Wednesdays. You can see it took me a little longer than I thought. :) I found this great wool quilt up for auction on eBay. It just screams "folk art" in all the right ways.
There are 4 log cabins arranged around a courtyard, and if you look closely, you can see the letters H O M E stitched on the steps up to each house.
I love the design and colors. With bluebirds, sheep, flowers, cherries, and a picket fence, what's not to love. The seller is wwolst12, and you can see more pictures and the description here.
If you've wanted to take a portrait painted doll class with Susan Fosnot, this might be your last chance. The Old Courthouse Arts Center, where she has her classes, has been sold, and they have new plans for it. The class is May 14-15, and will be an 8" girl, painted in acrylics, named Zinia.
Susan always has a new tip or technique to teach, and this class is no exception. She is very excited about a new technique that makes the acrylic paint stay wet for hours, and blend and shade like oils. She says if you think oils are the only paint for you, this class will change your mind. You can see more of Susan's dolls, and details of the workshop, on her website.
In my last post I showed you a sneak peek of the doll quilt I made for Cheryl, my partner in the Doll Quilt Exchange. Here is a picture of the whole quilt. I had a lot of fun making it. Round II starts soon, with a new partner.