I have been busy! Really!
I am involved in a group project for a woman that has been here for several years. She has taught many of us over the years and has always been very helpful. I served with her for one or two years on the Muscat Quilt Guild Board.
When she announced that her daughter was getting married; one of the gals wanted to make a quilt for HER. I was up for it! The theme was Oman. All things Omani. We have made many of these quilts over the years for ladies that are leaving. Usually people have about a two year contract but it differs also. The turnaround here is huge! Anyhow, I did not want to paper piece. I am bored with that whole scene as I have done this many times (the bummer of staying put!) so I wanted to make something more geared towards Patricia.
Two things I know about Pat. She loves red, orange, yellow. LOUD colors. She loves bold, bright colors. She loves coffee.
I am involved in a mug rug swap and a pin cushion swap so I found a few darling coffee cups but still, wanted it to be more Arab.
So, I tried and tried to draw one that I had in front of me and had to call in the artist child. Amal drew it for me and then I chose the colors and got busy. I also did the steam but she 'fixed' it.
This is my original sketch..
2nd attempt I might add!
It's blurry, sorry. Amal came and rescued me!
I finished embroidering it the night before last but I felt something was missing.
So, I wanted it to have more of an Arab flair so I asked Amal to write 'KAHWA' which means coffee in Arabic.
I like it!
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned as I will post the finished quilt!