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Sunday, May 9, 2010

FLOWERS FOR MOTHER'S DAY


Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I hope you’re having a great day. My kids will be here later this afternoon so I thought I’d show you my latest finish before they arrive. As you know, I love flowers, appliqué, and 30’s fabrics. When I saw the book “Flower Festival” by Kim Schaefer, I had to have it.

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been making my blocks for the Around the World Quilting Bee from this book.

Don’t look too closely. My quilting on it leaves a lot to be desired as I was trying some new things, but the quilt itself is one of my favorites. The 30s fabrics are so fresh and clean looking. I think something subconscious might be going on here, as these fabrics remind me of my childhood.
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Don’t forget to take a look at the calendar for the upcoming classes at the Attic Window this week. You don’t want to miss Chris’s Mystery Block or Carolyn E’s Quick Trio Table Runner. Lee Ann’s Chubby Charmer tote and Sue’s Journal and Fabric Sampler classes are on Wednesday and Vickie has her All Shook Up class Saturday.
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Now, for something different. I hate waste. I love gathering all my scraps and “making fabric,” as shown here and here. I think this gives your quilt so much depth. Now Heather Reed of Holland Michigan has another way to make use of all those little scrap pieces. She has a great tutorial for making Confetti Fabric on her blog. I saw the finished product at the last Fiber Arts meeting and it is way too cool. I can’t wait to get started on a project of my own. Check it out here.

Until next time,
Caroll

13 comments:

Yvette said...

That flower quilt top is adorable! I need to put that book on my wish list. Thanks!

Allie said...

Happy Mother's Day, Caroll! Oh how I LOVE your flower quilt - I need that book - NEED it, lol! That is one of the happiest quilts I've ever seen. I love 30's fabrics too!

Rae Ann said...

Your quilt is absolutely my favorite! Oh... I just love it that you used 30's.
Have a Happy Mother's Day Caroll!

Renee said...

Absolutely LOVE your flower quilt! The colours and the fabrics give it such a whimsical and happy "attitude"! Inspiring!

Barb said...

I love your flower quilt, where can I get the pattern?

Shelley said...

Caroll, what kind of applique method did you use for the flowers? It is absolutely gorgeous!

Miss Nancy said...

What a fun, bright, and cheery quilt. It makes me smile all over. Love it, absolutely gorgeous and great fun. I think I may have to find the pattern.

Have a super great day. Hope you had a great Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day a day late.

Bev said...

Love your flower festival quilt! It's so happy.

Stephanie in Kalamazoo, MI said...

That is an awfully cute quilt!

Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
Your flower quilt is so cute! I'm not a 30's person but those are so fun.

Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.
Vicky F

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Caroll, it is amazing! I love it. ALl my quilts are imperfect but so am I so it is ok. I love this quilt!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, I am just loving this quilt!!! ~karen

Nancy said...

The quilt is so bright and cheery. I saw it on Quilting Gallery's Facebook page! Nice to see a local quilt there.

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