Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2011

Hello All,

This is my first post to my blog - a new beginning for a New Year.  I have been thinking about starting a blog for quite some time, but somehow just never got started.  I think I was just afraid that I wouldn't have anything of interest to share on a regular basis.  I admire so many quilters and their ability to blog and create beautiful quilts at the same time.  I hope that I will be able to learn and progress as I get better at this blogging thing.

Now on to quilty things.  Today, in the mail, I received a yard of Heather Ross Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries goldfish in a bag, blue on white background!  An entire yard!  I went on EBay and bid on this piece of fabric and actually won the auction.  I have been wanting some of this fabric for quite some time.  Now, I have to think about how to use it. 

I have a few photos to show you of quilts that I made in 2011.  Hopefully I will be even more productive in 2012.  Here are a few of my projects:

Sunflower Quilt

I finished this quilt in 2011 and entered it into the New Quilts of Northern California special exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival.  It was accepted and I was proud to see it hanging in the exhibition hall.

Next we have Flower Power.  This is an original design of mine that I gave as a Christmas gift this year.  It's happily living in Visalia, California as you read this.

Flower Power

Then we have Snowballs in Summer, my homage to Denyse Schmidt and summer.  I thought it would be nice to have a picnic quilt that was big enough to have space for several guests.
Snowballs in Summer

I had some quilty math issues that I tried to cleverly conceal.  Can you see what I did wrong?  Hint - look in the lower right block...

Anyway, time to feed the Doodle and get on to a little quilting.  

1 comment:

  1. The snowball blocks look so pretty in the blues and greens - very fresh and springy.