Elizabeth Maxson in St. Louis, MO has a very good post on her blog The Adventures of Elizabeth about quilter and fabric designer Tula Pink (pictured above). Look at the quilt on the design wall behind her! Wow! The photos on her blog are stunning.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Here's my brand new quilt pattern: Lamp Gallery! Search your stash to see what cool lamps you have in there. Good for novelty prints and fussy-cutting.
This applique quilt measures 51" x 62." Directions are also given for Twin and X-Long Twin size.
There are three methods of applique to choose from. The border fabric is striped, not pieced.
My favorite lamp is the plum colored one above. I had fun choosing the fabrics and making these blocks. It's a very soothing project. Quick finish too, which is nice.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
"Dad's Neckties" from Goose Tracks (above).
"Happy Father's Day" (above) by Janet Elwin, posted by Janet on Pinterest.
She used neckties and shirts.
"Plaid for Dad, Happy Father's Day," (above) made with plaid and golf-themed fabrics.
See this and more quilts and patterns at "My Quilt Pattern."
Father's Day One Patch quilt from Hungary Louis. The rectangles measure 5" x 7."
I like that aqua stripe on the right.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Better late than never. Today is the last day of spring and I just planted some flowers in pots. The pot above has lantana (upper left), pink dianthus, and light yellow petunias.
The red and yellow begonias are prettier in person. More dianthus in the middle.
And here's my kitchen herb garden. Haha, just a pot of spearmint (left) and a pot of basil (right).
Plus some lavender lace cuphea (not an herb, just a pretty flower).
Okay, now back to quilting.
This is poison ivy! Sometimes the leaves have notches, sometimes it has a shiny reddish appearance. The constant characteristic is that the leaves grow in threes. Getting the oil on your skin can cause a miserable itchy rash. Most of you know this, but I want to warn those who don't!
"Leaves of three, let it be!"
And here's a photo of poison oak, below. Terri left a comment on this post about poison oak, so I added this photo. It looks like a baby oak tree. It would be tempting to pick some of this for a floral arrangement. Note to self: Don't do that!
Friday, June 19, 2015
The mountain laurel is in full bloom at Nipmunk State Forest,
a 9,000 acre forest in Northeast Connecticut. My DH and I visited this week.
Each flower is one bowl-shaped petal that has 10 indentations, each with a red dot.
I love these flowers.
While there, we met this little fellow. He peeked out of his shell like this,
but wasn't taking any chances.