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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thank You

All quilters owe a big Thank You to so many individuals who inspire and teach us. This tiny quilt, smaller than a placemat,was made several years ago as a gift for a Chinese friend. It's based on the marvelous work of Jane Davila. Click Here for Jane's site loaded with creative energy. The applique is fused, trim and yarn binding are couched. I learned the yarn binding technique from Wendy Butler Berns. The text ("Xie Xie", the Chinese character for thank you) is done on a lightbox with Pigma pen. Talk about fast and easy. Many thanks to Jane, Wendy and so many other quilters who help us "hone our craft." If I wasn't so absorbed in getting a large quilt completed (more on this later) I'd be tempted to design some placemats for my kitchen table.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yellow Stuff

My "Happy Chappy" rose. I have two of these bushes.
"Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought." - Sophie Scholl
This quote intruiged me so I found out more about the author. Sophia Magdalena Scholl (1921 – 1943) was a German student, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Sobering. Horrific. I stopped to count my blessings and really look at my rose. Enjoy these other lovelies blooming in my yard.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Here's another "oldie but goodie" -- a Carolina Lily quilt, machine pieced and hand quilted. Plain fabrics really show off the quilting. Classic quilt patterns are always fresh and remind us of our rich quilting heritage.