No, we're not talking vote tallies or 'hanging chads' but rather Deborah Rotondo, an eager beaver quilter from Florida. Deb took my String Star class last January at the Dayspring Quilt retreat outside Venice, Florida. The scenery at the Dayspring camp was incredibly beautiful and now I understand why so many snowbirds land in this state.
From the onset, this happy student set a blazing pace and even matched her toes to her work!
When I got pictures from Deborah a couple of weeks ago, I about leaped through the monitor. I wrote her back: "Sometimes I'm sitting here, thumb in mouth, staring at the computer screen wondering 'Why do I do this?' and an email like yours comes through-what a blessing! I am so proud of you! The quilt came out beautifully and the 'set shot' in the bedroom would do Home & Garden proud."
Here's Deborah's family holding the quilt:
Lisa at lower left, Michael Bello (boyfriend), Paul Bello (Michael's twin) and his wife Kristin lower right.
Here is the completed masterpiece in her daughter Lisa's bedroom. Don't you think this would set any HGTV decorator on his ear?!I noticed at the Pittsburgh Quilt market that black and white and particularly zebra stripes were everywhere. Lovely. Well done. Kudos. Congrats. A+. Five stars. A 10. Dang, I wish I'd made this...