Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Any suggestions for the name of this quilt? The winner will receive a fat quarter from three of the fabrics in this quilt.
This week should fly past in a flash. I am teaching three classes this week, working two mornings, our Loose Threads group is meeting (my quilt is finished and I will show you that soon), other appointments and a dinner to go to Friday night. I look forward to Saturday just to quilt!
The weather should be beautiful this week so if you are in California get outside and enjoy it. Off I go to teach class. Taking my camera so I can show you my students beautiful work!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I just thought I would share a little of what I have been doing this past week and all the green that was involved. First, this is the theme quilt for Orange Blossom Quilters. It is a new little quilt each month. This is March. It's not quilted yet but I finished appliqueing the leaves this morning (green thread!)
Remember this quilt from the last post? Well, I took it to Thimble Town to get something for the border and with some help realized I didn't like the green I had used for the settling triangles. I brought some mottled pink and orange home (which I used only a small portion of the three yards I bought!) and I also brought home another fabric which I did not use. I finally went with my instincts and used a batik green I had and made the border with triangles (which had been brewing in my mind for sometime). I am a lot happier with the quilt.
The color green has taught me so much this week. Go with your instincts. Trust your self. If it doesn't work you have only your self to deal with. If you take someone else's suggestions over your own instincts, and you are not happy with it, you still are going to be upset with yourself, and now someone else. Don't under estimate yourself! This is a lesson we can all learn.
I will end with some pictures of the Common Threads Block of the Month and my gifts from my secret pal at the Kings River Quilt Guild. HAVE A GREAT (GREEN) DAY!