Sunday, August 30, 2009

The sunflowers keep blooming

Here are a few more pics from the last class. Aren't they cool? Most people used "traditional" sunflower colors with back or red backgrounds, but Carmen added her own flair with a cool, icy blue sunflower. Isn't it great? If you look really hard at the upper right hand corner of her sunflower you'll notice a faint image of a bird. This time around I tried a different color scheme as well. I've included a "before" and "after" picture for you to enjoy. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I love the internet

I love to surf the internet, checkout out quilting blogs for inspiration. Tonight I came across Don't Look Now. What a great site. And, she's giving away this FABULOUS quilt. Visit her blog, leave a comment, and you could win.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pics from the class.

Saturday's class was a blast. I had a full house and everyone left at the end of the day with a sunflower. Now class participants will just need to add the borders on and they'll be ready to quilt it up. Thanks to all who took the class. I hope you enjoyed it! Here's a few pics from the class with more to follow in a few days. What do yo think? Aren't they fabulous? Each and every sunflower is different and it's fun to see what each one turns out like. No two are ever the same. I feel like a proud mama every time a new sunflower blooms.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Off to class.

Today should be a great day. I'm heading out to the local quilt shop, Honey Run Quilters, to teach a quilting class, Shining Sunflower, which is a wall hanging designed by Sharon Schamber. It's pieced together using a fabulous technique, Elmer's Washable Glue. The class is especially fun because by the end of the day, all class participants will have finished their sunflowers and the room will light up like a garden. Here's a pic of one from an earlier class.

Friday, August 21, 2009


My first post. I have a bit of work to do to get this blog up and going, but I think I can do it with coaching from my friend Pam.