Friday, April 17, 2015

Color Boost










































Spring has been slow in coming to my part of Michigan, or at least it feels like it.  Spring is probably right on schedule.  I've been gravitating to bright colors lately in the anticipation of spring.  I am usually drawn to much softer colors as in the second photo.  My favorite Japanese fabric company, Lecien, sent me their fabulous Modern collection in the bottom photo.  I am working on a couple of quilts to be displayed in their booth at quilt market next month and as free patterns on their website. It has been so much fun!  I had the itch to knit and have been doing that in the evenings.  I love how a new season outdoors inspires my creativity.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Chickens












































I hope that you had a wonderful Easter!  We had twelve for dinner and I couldn't be happier.  Even though I kept setting the smoke detectors off, the meal was delicious.  My sis-in-love smoked a ham that was to die for!  The church service was fabulous and I am so thankful for our risen Savior!  I finally got my Tom Turkey quilt finished.  It was a free block pattern on Instagram from Lori.  The blocks were made using my scrap basket.  I love the colors.  I also love the cute chick fabric I used for the backing.  I didn't want to tuck it away just yet for Thanksgiving so I'm calling it my Spring Chicken quilt.  I so love the colors of spring and have decided to leave the Easter decorations out a while longer.  Spring may be taking awhile to get here outside, but it has arrived inside!  

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Decorations













































My daughter brought me a bunch of daffodils over the weekend.  It was the push I needed to get the Easter decorations out.  It is cold and grey today which makes it hard to believe it's spring.  This is the time of year when you hope that all the snow is gone.  We Michiganders know anything is possible.  No matter what is going on outside, it's spring inside!  Sweet Amy sent me some fabric with an order and it was the perfect combination for the Easter bolster for my church pew.  This is an area in my entryway that is a constant work in progress.  Greg mentioned that I need a quilt on the pew and he's right!  It's a bit too bare for my liking.  Any excuse to make a quilt is a good one!  I hope you have a blessed Monday and that spring has sprung in your corner of the world.