Friday, June 29, 2012
Another heat wave here and I am looking for cool colors everywhere. My white hydrangea has a little visitor. I hope you can see this baby bug hiding at about one o'clock on this cluster. He (or she) looks like a daddy long legs or maybe a grasshopper...not sure which. We all need to stay in the shade today.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Look what I found in my mailbox today. I am totally surprised, overcome, and deeply grateful for this gift from a quilter I've followed and admired. Couldn't be happier if I'd won the lottery--really! I should add that I've been in love with Bow Tie quilts for a long time now. Have made several, but none so lovely as this little beauty. Life is good...very good, indeed.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I know, this has nothing to do with quilting, except I happened upon it on my way to the guild meeting in the city. But I was tickled by the clever idea....also happens in quilting. You may not see the sign on the back. It reads Custom Built by PizzamanMike.com. Was not open for business at the time, but I will look for it again. May be a long trip, tho. Has an Arizona license plate.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Linda Warren came to our Empire Guild meeting on Saturday. I was mesmerized by her circular designs. The batiks are rich and varied, but the block is not difficult to machine piece... especially if you use her special Learning Curve ruler...my new toy!
This stunning version uses a single gradation fabric + black.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
My inspirational word for the year is Try. This little quilt is the result of a Modern8create challenge. My first attempt at pieced lettering reminds me of my first grade penmanship class...ink blots everywhere! I quilted the "crayola" border with perle cotton in Big stitch style...another first for me. Heck, it goes a lot faster than those ten to the inchers that used to take me forever to finish, and besides I like the way these look, too. Am reminded of Brenda Papadakis' comment on making Dear Jane quilts..."Done is better than perfect!"