Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What I did on my vacation...



Look at all these nine-patch blocks! After all that strenuous floating on the lake and reading and chatting, I was able to summon the energy after dinner to do a bit of sewing. Luckily for me, the Tahoe house has a large, open plan main room, so that I could sit at the big dining table and stitch and still participate in the evening chatter with the family. Vacation bliss! And I can attest to the fact that a gin-and-tonic or two didn't impair the matching of seams on these...much.

I've been WARNING you all that I'm in a jumble-of-pattern mood these days. So, um, here's MORE of it.

A few years ago, I made a quilt like this (inspired by Kaffe Fassett's "Leafy Garden Quilt" from "Glorious Patchwork") as a gift for my sister. Laura brings that quilt as part of a display when she sets up her needlework design booth at shows, and as simple as the quilt is, it gets TONS of compliments. It's all that floral, leafy pattern.

So, I'm making another for my gardening-obsessed aunt, and having a grand time doing it.

Now, if only I can make my actual garden show such a gorgeous profusion of color!

4 comments:

Gerrie said...

Love it. I need to make a baby quilt. It has to be generic unless I wait for the birth.

Shelina said...

I really like all that green. It is such a soothing, but exciting color. The flower fabrics help zing it up more.

mathea said...

Love the beginnings of a new quilt! I made one of those years ago after taking part in an international block exchange. I didn't get complete control of the fabric chocies, but that can be a good thing, sometimes. They are not all fabrics that I might have chosen, but they work together. It is one of the quilts I get most complements for, and it is great fun to have a quilt with blocks from all over the world. You can see mine here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathea/139097962/in/set-72057594048153052/ I'll be looking forward to seing your version. Any pictures of your first one anywhere?

Carolyn said...

Love the quilt. I have been in a green mood lately myself.

Carolyn (also an attorney, by day)