I could just admire this quilt for hours. The Lord's Prayer was the central focal point of the quilt. Directly above the prayer is the hand with the downward pointing finger. Baskets surrounded the center with organic leaves, palm fronds, grape clusters and leaves encircling the perimeter. Three of the edges are scalloped with grapes in the center of each scallop.
Magnificent, extraordinary and spectacular come to mind when gazing on the work-woman-ship.
My sewing room (a drastic departure from the trapunto quilt) is filled with party decorations for an upcoming landmark July birthday celebration. My grandson, Adam, will be turning one! That is a one with an exclamation point; just how we feel about this little guy.
|A few banners being made to highlight the occasion.|
|Some table cloths and napkins.....which will be used later for summer entertaining. Nothing like cloth napkins to live a greener life and reduce our carbon footprint.|
Also this past month I have realized my secret fascination with the modern quilt designs of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. My friend made this quilt as a college graduation quilt and I quilted it for her.
|The quilt design came from their book, Quilts Made Modern. My friend changed it up a bit by using a gray background rather than white and saving her scraps so I could sew it into the backing for a little interest on the reverse side.|
It then dawned on me that these designers have also designed several projects for American Patchwork & Quilting that have caught my attention. The February 2012 issue had a quilt "Fabric Fusion" which I have cut and waiting for nighttime sewing.
May also brought the blossoming of 400 tulips I planted last fall. Now my first thoughts were..."400 TULIPS" ... "wow" ... "this will really fill up the front gardens." Gardeners out there are probably chuckling with the secret knowledge of numbers of bulbs I actually needed to produce the dramatic impact my mind was conjuring. I couldn't be disappointed for long though because of their delicate beauty.
.... which faded too soon! My son told me I need to plant at least 400 tulips ever year to make a difference in the spring landscape!!
The calendar has turned to June now and I am ready for a beautiful summer. I have a quilt ready to be quilted for the grandmother of a fallen Marine. Time to get back to my machine! More on this quilt later as well as our newest family member.
|Meet Indiana Jones.|
|Uh oh.....where is the puppy going?|