Saturday, January 11, 2014
|Fruit of The Spirit Swap-Kindness|
I found flowers to use in this swap. Often the language of flowers was used by the Victorians to convey meaning when words wouldn't do. The non-flamboyant flax flower stood for kindness.
Faithfulness in the flesh is how I have always described our dachshund, Pretzel. She left us two years ago and this quiltie was in remembrance of her. Faithfulness is one of the fruits of the Spirit, and this is how I interpreted mine.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Perfect for this time of year, don't you think??
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I chose daffodil, turquoise and aubergine for my colors and since our geography is so unique in that we have the giant saguaro cactus as one of our desert icons. Had to use it! So I used our mountains as the background pulling in the aubergine (fancy name for dark purple), the turquoise is the cactus and daffodil, the gorgeous sunsets we enjoy so much in the Sonoron Desert.
This was a fun challenge because of it's limits and I enjoyed making this 12 x14" piece for my entry.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The keeper opens up to about 27" long by 14" wide. There are handles at the top and two ties at each side which will keep the blocks being carried in place. This was a fun project and I ended up winning a prize when Kim, Project Quilting's Mom, drew names. Well worth the effort! Plus this will be for sale at our annual Christmas Boutique for Charity this December.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
here/) I offered a one to one trade of a spring themed mug rug. This one is going to Constance in CA. It turned out so nice and I literally put it together with scraps and very little time. I had some of the background patchwork already sewn together and was left over from another project. I just added a few moore scraps to bring it up to our 7x10" size requirement. I sketched a tulip and then used that pattern for three spring-y flowers, added leaves and fused them to the patchwork base. I straggle-stitched around the whole thing, outlining each element 2 or 3 times. Love this so-casual look! It's great for those who don't want to 'stay in the lines'! Plus it gives the flowers and leaves some added depth and definition. Enjoy, Constance!