Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Arrives From Another Hemisphere



Spring has been a little late this year, but I don't care.... Maureen just sent me a huge collection of Liberty of London prints from her stash!  She lives in Aukland, New Zealand, so these fabrics are now world travelers.  I can hardly wait to combine them with my silk collection in my next quilt ...and I am so  rejuvenated by these gorgeous flowers that I don't mind putting off gardening for another month or so.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Is It Spring Yet?




My friend Dot made this sweet little quilt with birds, bunnies, and more.  I look out my window and see   robins, squirrels, and a rabbit foraging in the snow.





Several days ago my daffodils popped into bloom and I was ready to rake up last year's leaves.  I am confused by this weather.  I wonder if the Easter Bunny will show up this year!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Glorious Color



Okay, I admit this Forsythia was forced indoors, but it does promise the return to color after way too much white stuff these past months!




More colorful blooms here.  These lovely Liberties arrived at my door from Dorothy last week.  She is moving back home to England.  I am very glad to have a "London Connection" now,  although I shall miss seeing her at Metro Mod meetings.



 


...And I also received some extraordinary fabrics from Cynthia for my Indigo Hexies.  They are probably from her Japanese collection.  






....And my pal Bernadette just shared some delightful fabrics from her stash for my postage stamp quilt.


I am just bursting with gratitude for all these colorful gifts, and for any signs of SPRING!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Another Side Excursion



My Indigo Hexies are still on track, but I have been tempted to take another side trip into the land of silk ribbon embroidery.  I was so dazzled by my friend Kim's artistry in this little fan block that I decided to take a class at City Quilter from favorite teacher Judy Doenias.  I learned many tricks that aren't available in most books, so I am off and running (in my rocking chair) with these lovely stitches.   I will post a photo when I have mastered the technique.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Missing One?




I have ten more appliqued this week.  If you notice a gap, it is because I wanted to include the cute little Yukata dragonfly below.   I may add a few more white hexies to show that it was a deliberate choice--not a mistake.




Monday, March 17, 2014

Showing Green



Everyone is Irish today!  I never wear green, but I have it all around my house.  This is a detail of a quilt I made years ago.  I have posted it here before, but I want to show it one more time.  I began my blog three years ago today!  And wouldn't you know that NYC is having a big parade!!!  






Grasscloth  2008

Monday, March 10, 2014

Side Trip




Took a little EPP side trip this week.  I had a delightful time with some charm packs I picked up.

Will get back on track with my Indigo hexies now...