Monday, June 1, 2015

Remember that video I was telling you about?

The one about Uncle Eli's Quilting Party? Well, here it is! I hope you like it! By the way, if you've ever what I sounded like, well, I'm the narrator (but not the first person speaking).

More soon!

P.S. Here's the quilt I'm working on now. It's a Dresden Plate, so what I've been making are the plates, which I will late applique to blocks. I can't decide what the background color should be. My mom says I should consider navy blue. Any thoughts?


Pom Pom said...

The video is awesome (way to go YOU and the MAN!) What a wonderful event!
I love your plates and I think something sort of light green would be good for the background, but I LOVE green.

Gumbo Lily said...

I so enjoyed going to Uncle Eli's Quilt party. The folks there remind me of some of my local people whom I dearly love. I enjoyed hearing your voice too, Frances.

Now about that Dresden Plate....I'm rather a traditionalist and I like an off white muslin-type background so the plates get to be the stars of the quilt, but I like to do something a little different on the backside -- colors, patterns, an extra block or two. That's where I like to change a traditional quilt up a little bit. Isn't it fun that all of us have our own style and ways with quilts? I like that.

Tracy said...

First, that video was excellent. Great job! I especially just loved hearing your voice…. But also, now I want to go to Uncle Eli's Quilting Party!! Something to save up and aim for in a year when Easter is at the end of March and I am on term break.

As for the background for your dresden plates? Such a difficult choice…You could go navy blue, deep green (maybe something of a sage shade), deep brown. You could go a hundred different ways and still get it absolutely right. Frustrating isn't it! I can't wait to see how it turns out though because your quilts are always stunningly beautiful.

gretchenjoanna said...

That was a great video. I sent the link to my sister-in-law who has collected antique and unusual quilts for many years. She has a friend quilt-collector here in California named Eli -- he is too old now to take care of them, but he has thousands of quilts in his house.

Susan Zimmerman said...

I adore the story of Eli's Quilting Party. I chuckled when the woman rolled her eyes and explained that the newcomer was from "up North." Funny how a geography phrase sums up one's identity. I say this as a proud Midwesterner who thinks of herself as very different from a Northerner. As long as no one takes a look at a map to confirm just how north Ohio really is, I'm in good shape.

As for you new quilt, I'm partial to an off-white muslin background. It will highlight the beautiful colors of the plates. Then you can do something fun with the back.

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt and a beautiful short film. "Video" gets an eye roll and dismissive tone like "Northerner." "Film" is artsy and wonderful.

debbie bailey said...

What a fun event! I really enjoyed the video and your narration, although I was surprised by your non-Southern accent. Are you a YANKEE?! Ha! Good times!