Greetings! I’ve spent my quilting hours the past week exclusively on 2 projects. I am very much enjoying making blocks for my new project. This one, so far, is a lot about the beautiful fabrics I’m using – the colors, designs, and how they work together in this particular palette. Here are some of the blocks (click on pics to enlarge):
I’m planning to make 16 of these for a 4X4 setting. These will be on point alternating with blocks with appliqué – possibly small pots with flowers and leaves. Right now I’m struggling to decide on a background fabric for those appliqué blocks. I had initially wanted to use a green fabric that I’ve had for a few years, but I am worried that it’s too dark. I love the yellow print fabric but am worried that it’s too “busy” to support the appliqué.
Would love feedback from my readers on either of these possible choices! I am also wondering about considering something in the same shade of yellow, but more solid reading. Di Ford-Hall has a small yellow plaid fabric that, at least on line, looks like it might work…. This will have to “simmer” for a while as I finish the 16 pieced blocks. I probably should make a “mock-up” of the appliqué to see how it looks before making a decision.
The other project I’m working on is the hand quilting of “Summer Breeze.” It’s all circles and the center is almost complete!!
I still have a few more posts worth of pictures to share from the Houston Quilt Festival!!! Here are some more from the special exhibits. I don’t think I’m repeating, but even if I am I think you’d enjoy seeing the pictures again! Click on pics to enlarge and enjoy!!
This group is from the “I Am An Artisan Challenge” in which they used Kaffe “Artisan” fabrics. I hope I have the labels straight:
Missed the label on this one:
Having just made a silk quilt, I enjoyed seeing this one made of silk:
A modern quilt that I liked:
A beautiful album style traditional quilt made by hand and, not surprisingly, by a Japanese quilter:
Love the red background in this one!
It was just last June – almost a year ago! – that I challenged myself to write a haiku a day. Then I challenged my son to join me as we texted our haikus to each other each day, My son only lasted a few weeks! He then continued to enjoy receiving mine daily even though he wasn’t reciprocating. I faithfully wrote and sent a haiku every day for 5 months – 150 poems!!! – and then I faltered. I stated missing a day here and there and then a week here and there. Now I’m sending only a few per month, but I haven’t stopped. What I’d like to do now is challenge myself to write poetry, but not be confined to the haiku form. We’ll see where this goes….
In the meantime, I’ve written a 2-verse haiku for today to share with you:
Corruption at heart,
Of heart, justice kicked to the
Curb; dark times indeed
And yet…..wonder and
Amazement at the rites of
Spring dispel the gloom
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi