Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What I've been working on...

Hi everybody.  Remember me?  I know it's been a little bit since I posted but that's because I've been busy.  I know...surprised myself on that one.  :)  Most of you know I periodically talk about my friend Dan and his SCA group.  Today is another time.  That's why I've been busy.

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

You can learn more about them by visiting their web page:

http://www.sca.org/

You'll also see some great outfits on the page.   Dan's group is called The Incipient Shire of Ravenshold.  They will soon become a Shire in their own right and they are a wonderful group of people.  They put on "events" which can include contests (fighting, archery, etc.) and also have demonstrations on how to do things (arts and crafts, fighting, etc.).  They also have great cooks and, as my mother and grandmother would say, they know how to "put on a great spread".  That means they have a long table filled with food and people dressed up in period clothing.  They also have a "high table" which is set up higher than the others.  That is the dignitaries table.  It is an honor to sit there and usually reserved for the nobility that are visiting.  

They are having an event on the 21st of February and when I saw "Well Wishers" from The Quilt Pattern Magazine, I knew I had to make it for them.  I am almost done with it, which is good since it needs to be mailed out over the weekend or early next week to reach Arkansas in time.

Ready for some pictures?  The applique work is done although I might redo one of the eyes of the Raven to make it larger.  





Here are some close ups.





The eyes were to have been appliqued on but I thought it easier (yes I'm lazy) to do a French knot.
Now I have to:

1.  cut down the table runner a little bit.  I always allow extra for any shrinkage from applique work.
2.  add a red border (probably 2 1/2 ")
3.  layer and quilt it (a cross hatch pattern)
4.  trim and add binding.
5.  MAIL IT!!!!!

Table runners usually lay flat on the table.  This, from my understanding, will be attached to the front of the table cloth (the part that hangs down) as a decoration for the high table.  Dan has promised me pictures of it from the event so we'll see how it looks.

Wish me luck in getting it finished.  When it is finished I don't have any rest time since a week later I have to have finished a test pattern.  LOL.  Guess I didn't want to be bored!

I hope you have a great day!

1 comment:

esther said...

Oh What Fun!! Love the story and your work is beautiful!!