Flowers n’ Lace ~

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My newest quilt finished this weekend.  If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you may have seen these flowers before (or from somewhere else) – they’re nothing “new under the sun” as it goes… but they are lot’s and lot’s of FUN!   (tutorial link is at the end of this post)

You may also know that I’ve been cleaning out from my stash of hand-dyed fabrics… pieces on which I have learned and experimented with dyeing the past two summers… little by little.

And I decided it was time to use this particular piece, thinking it made for a good background for these flowers.  And why risk having the flowers ‘disappear’ in my studio, once again?!!  So it was time to give them a home…

I also went through most of my fabrics – and re-organized, sorted and folded.  It’s good to take ‘stock’ of your stock!  Wow.  That’s all I can say. 

I’m a lucky girl…  and I’m excited about finding and renewing all those ‘fabric friendships’ once again!

We had the most incredible nice weather weekend… 80 degrees – YAY~!

And I enjoyed taking pictures outside on the patio…

If you’d like to see how the “thread lace” flowers are made, I published a tutorial last June 2011, and you can see it here.

And most importantly… I am humbled by your commentaries on “Grace Overflowing!”  Wow – you all blew my socks off with your kindness and generosity.  I am so so thankful for the encouragement and affirmation!  Especially because this quilt was made for a sweet friend, and she will receive it as a gift this upcoming weekend.  It’s always a sweet blessing for me when I get to make a quilt for a specific person, and to pray for them and contemplate it all, as I do that.

Love to you all! 


Comments 5

  1. I hope your friend loves her gift as much as I loved seeing it's creation. Your work is an inspiration in spirit as well as the art piece. Now much try some flowers. Thank you.

  2. oye! look at these! I was wanting a tutorial and shoulda checked here before I pressed send. Would you believe 'by the spirit'! I'm off to check it out.

  3. What a beautiful gift you have made. I know your friend will be overjoyed. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with all of us 🙂


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