Monday, May 21, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
I can now show the quilt I made for him back in November. As you can see by the nursery, my daughter is a big fan of Roy G Biv (rainbow colors). Let’s hope he finds a pot of gold at the end someday!
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Although the grapes are pretty small (see the dime??) they were fun to make. And, of course they vary slightly in size and shape in order to appear more realistic. The substitution of the leaf was simply because I needed to balance the colors. I didn’t have enough neon in this block so it had to come in the form of two leaves.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors) made a gorgeous little quilt this month. I love this style of quilt and I adore the center panel!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
She also included these lovely dish cloths and a beautiful packet of French General fabrics. Thanks again Christy!!
Thanks Lori for another really fun swap!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
And in closing, I had a fabulous day yesterday at our quilt study group. We meet at our friend Judy's house and she generously shares her antique treasures and her incredible knowledge with us as we discuss and learn. My wish for the world would be that every person could find their personal "passion" and have friends to share in their joy. I am blessed to have so many fabulous people in my life; my "seven sewing sistahs", my quilt study friends and my blogging community friends. Life is good!
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Kansas Troubles "Gooseberry Lane" layer cake worked out perfectly for the backing squares. I was a bit nervous as I always pre-wash my fabrics, but when it was finished washed it with great care and 8 color catchers and nothing ran!
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
I really love this quilt. I’ve decided to call it “Crop Circles” because it has over 700 different vintage feedsack fabrics in it.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
I learned to be (somewhat) patient while trying to choose the backings for these little gems. And thus, something wonderful happened. While searching the net for photos of the gooseberry plant, I came across this little gem - a layer cake by Kansas Troubles called "Gooseberry Lane". I think they call this kismet! (lesson #2)
I learned about spacial relationships. I laid out all my blocks leaving a 1/2" space of red between them so I could see what they would look like when they were all bound and stitched together (think, potholder method).
So, what else did I learn? I learned that I definitely like this color scheme. When surrounded by fabulous 19th century fabrics I always gravitate toward the brights. By pairing the bright and colorful reds, purples and yellows with the warm browns I really felt it had earned its name! Can you smell pie?
Mary Elizabeth now has a Foothills QAL Facebook page (here). There are lots of wonderful renditions. People are really getting creative with their colors. And do visit her blog (Mary Elizabeth Kinch) to see her amazing blocks. Her color scheme is sensational.