The quilt measures 64" x 71"

BONUS WALL HANGING - BITCHES IN SEASON

Artist:  Christie Williams                                        
Quilter:  Candy Kramlich

28 1/4 inches wide x 27 1/2 inches long 
"Bitches in Season" features a caricature Airedale head.  The fabric color choices and the decorative button embellishments mimic the 4 seasons.  Starting in the right top corner and working your way around to the top left - Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. The first block I ever appliqu├ęd was the “Summer” block for this wall hanging – that was 3 years ago under the tutelage of my quilting mentor, Marianne Perry.  After completing that block, I put the project aside as I volunteered to do blocks for the 2012 and 2013 Quilts.  This year I thought I’d offer the wall hanging as a bonus quilt because it would force me to finish it.  I’d have a deadline, which unfortunately kept getting extended as I was over-extended in other areas plus I was nervous I'd make a mistake I couldn't correct.  This is the first time I’ve done any quilting from start to finish – from appliquing the blocks, to assembling the “sandwich” (top, batting & backing), doing the quilting, binding, and adding a sleeve for hanging.  I must say it was a challenge and I have a hard time following directions.  My old 1960's Singer broke and I had to get a new one.  While the new machine has some really nice features, it handles differently from the old, heavier machine so I've been a bit tentative in my sewing. This wall hanging doesn’t come near to the quality of the lovely other bonus quilts offered this year, but it’s a gift from a first time would-be quilter to benefit National Airedale Rescue.  It's whimsical and fun.  It won't win first prize or even an honorable mention in a quilt show, but it was made with lots of love (and some muttering not such nice words) to help benefit a breed that has touched my heart in so many ways from my own Airedales to the rescue Airedales I've fostered over the years.

Sashing is finally on
Starting to quilt!  Not as easy as it
looks.  I didn't  know it, but I was
"stitching in the ditch" around the
figures.
Sashing is quilted.  Looks pretty even!

Pinky's putting in her two cents to try and move the process along...
Now what stitch did she say
to use? Did you thread the
machine correctly?
How do I get the fabric to move?!
Mom, where's the instruction manual?

*Remember Incentive #14 ends Monday, 

September 30th at 8 PM EDT.*


If you donate during this time, you may have an opportunity to win one of the 3 wonderful incentive prizes.  You are also eligible to win the main quilt and/or one of the 4 bonus quilts. 

Don't forget that there is a $10,000 milestone incentive and there may be a couple more surprise incentives between now and the weekend.


All the donations go to benefit National Airedale Rescue which in turn helps the local and regional Airedale rescue groups that need financial support.

2 comments :

  1. Your wall hanging is absolutely fabulous, Miss Candy, and it takes first prize in our book ♥

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  2. this is absolutely darling Candy. You have outdone yourself.. it's so cute! Hope I win it!

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