Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
So often, after I create what I think will be a single one-of-a-kind design, it will become so popular, someone will ask if it's going to be part of a series and will I be creating more? And then I get busy designing more pieces for the newly created "series". That's what happened with my very popular INDIAN SUMMER and INDIAN AUTUMN pieces from my American Quilt Collection (shown above and below).
(winter photos from FreeBigPictures.com,
because, ahem, we don't normally get scenery like this in Sonoma County!)
I really enjoyed working this geometric quilt design. It was very relaxing, with easy stitches, yet challenging enough with all the elements changing directions to create interesting light effects. Here's a close-up:
I like it so much, I'm hoping I can stitch it again sometime, using another color scheme. Although for this model I specifically wanted a variegated thread that could support four separate accent colors.... but you could also use a variegated thread that just had TWO main colors, and then you'd alternate the colored blocks! Fun, fun, fun....
So if you're in the mood to hunker down in front of a November fire, with a design that captures that special autumn-into-winter feel, please visit my website for all the INDIAN WINTER details and ordering information!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Are the trees in your area changing colors?
Do the leaves look like they are being hand-painted by nightime elves?
Does this time of year inspire you to work on projects with autumn colors of red & gold?
If so, here are a few of my favorite fall designs:
FALLING LEAVES, from my American Quilt Collection
and CHEROKEE STAR, which has the same red and gold colors
(also from the American Quilt Collection)
a more elaborate TURNING LEAVES, from my Impressionist Collection
and a blackwork version of AUTUMN LEAVES, from my Sampler Collection
As the weather gets cooler, don't you think it's nice to work on a project that reflects
the colors of the season? I certainly do...
so Happy Friday, Stitchers....and enjoy your lovely long Veterans Day Weekend!