I love the fact that we can participate in the Fall Market thru Amy's CreativeSide's brilliant idea of a Blogger's Quilt Festival. You can join in thru the week and even vote for your favorite in each catagory.
Back in April American Made Brand announced their challenge with the introduction of their new line of solid cottons grown and manufactured in America. I found it difficult to find the fabric because it took some time to find it's way into on-line shops and LQS, but eventually I managed to locate the amount and colours I wanted.
Your original design had to represent from farm to fabric - to me it spoke a feeling I needed to express. Our Valley was nearly wiped from the map with storm Irene. You can see photos of the damage HERE. We are a farming valley, farming families, farming community, we relate to the earth.
Broken homes, broken paths, some connected and some not. Loss of some families moving on, others remaining to re-build because the Valley is in their heritage.
The black of the darkness of the night as the waters rose, not knowing what would be left come morning. Red barns on farms that have been in generations of families. The blue of the morning that came after. Green fields that came from the re-birth and yellow for those who carried on the light.
Catagory: Original Design
American Made Brand solid cottons
One layer craft weight felt/one layer Quilter's Dream Select batt
Connecting Threads - various colors/home machine quilted
Assortment of mini buttons
Finished Size: 28" square