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Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Inspiration

I took some pictures of my garden for inspiration.The garden is not usually this far along so early in the season. I think our mild winter and temperatures have brought an early spring to Western Washinton. I'm sure we will pay for this in summer but for right now I cannot help but enjoy it. I'm hoping to be inspired to design a small  wallhanging to celebrate Spring and Easter. I really like my garden angel and "fairy" chair and ofcourse the flowers also inspire me. And all those spring greens!! Or, maybe a bird or two needs to be included. As you can tell, I am working through my designing process. I'm sure I will come up with something. Ofcourse there are other projects that I need to work on, but I really can't resist giving into inspiration when it hits, can you?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hot Diamonds!!!

Did that title peak your curiosity? Well it isn't original, but that is the title Kaffe Fassett gave this design in his book,"Kaleidoscope of Quilts". I mentioned in my previous blog that I was working on a quilt to benefit my grandaughter Stellas' school auction. Well I have completed the piecing and managed to get a photo taken this afternoon. The sun was out and so we hung it out on the clothsline. It is HUGE, I could not even get it all in the photo, therefore I am delivering it to the quilter tomorrow. My friend Pam will work her magic and I will post photos again when it is finished.
 I also managed to finish a model for the quilt shop that I work at. It is a Schnibbles pattern called Plan C and I used the new Moda group called " A Breath of Avignon". This is a beautiful fabric group and reminds me of the fabrics that I saw in Provence when I visited a few years ago. Wonderful memories. Oh but back to the present..
Now I am ready to get to work on another great idea I have been playing with..more to come.