Tell me those aren't cheerful enough to make your face hurt! I want to do something with a relatively traditional pattern, maybe Dresden Plate, or wedge circles, but use this sort of color scheme to make something very different..............at least from my normal fare. I must say they make me smile, and that feels like a positive thing. I have some Momo Freebird, and some Sanae Oz, on order, too. Check here, and here for some really great prices this weekend, particularly on Moda contemporary lines.
Many thanks to my blog friends Mayleen, Corliss, and Bonnie (no blog), who let me know that two of my quilts have been published in magazines! I had no idea, and I'm grateful to them for the "heads-up"). Now I just need to attempt to locate back issues of the magazines to take a peek. Apparently, Texas Hay Rake is in recent issues of both Quilt Mania, and Austalian Patchwork and Applique. and Houston County Elegance was in an issue from back in Spring of 2008. I think you all know how you'd feel to make into these publications, and all I can say is, if you see a quilt by someone you know, in a magazine, don't assume that the quilt maker knows about it. Let her hear from you. I know I will always do so from now on. Bonnie is an even bigger thrill, because she was inspired by Houston County Elegance to make her own interpretation. She couldn't locate me until she recently found me on an Autralian blog!!! How strange is that? She lives in Canada, I'm in Texas, and she found me through an Aussie blog. Just cool, is what I think. If she gives me permission, I will publish her version on this blog at a future date.
Is anyone interested in making clamshells with the English Paper Piecing method? I am, even though I'm intimidated by the process. If you are interested in a sew along, rather like the hexagon One Flower Wednesday girls, and the klosje girls, let me know. A couple of bloggers are doing them and there are super instructions to be found here.
Have a super weekend, and enjoy your stitching. Michele