Gorgeous May day and some pictures of alphabet work in quilts. Had lots of fun adding these to a round robin, this is the last layer and its hard to see what could be added and make this already great project better!
Learned about this bib from Shabby Fabrics... its so cute! and so easy to make that I had to put the tutorial under my "how-to's". Check it out if you need a present for a messy little eater! She uses bias binding and I did not have any of it so I just made my own - easy enough if you are a quilter. Love that the bib covers the clothes, is reversible, and has a giant crumb pocket to catch the rain of cookies and cheerios. And the cute little sleeves are so adorable.
View from the back seeing how the cute little sleeves curve over.
My neighbor has this interesting tree I have been unable to identify.... its tall and skinny and started blooming at the very top with orange blooms this week. Then today, there were 2 orange birds flying around in the flowers. Oh so pretty! So I was finally able to identify the tree... its called a Silver Oak, although its not an oak at all... it is an Australian tree. Also called Australian Silky oak. Latin name Grevillea robusta
These are stock photos from online... I was unable to get a picture today and the flowers are so high I have to look at them well with binoculars.
Yesterday I went for a walk just hours before a flood of rain and a cold front came through our area. The air is cooler and just as lovely today. The flowers blooming now are our spring, and oh so lovely!
My cousin Carol gave me this old utility quilt sewn by our grandmother, Mary Jones Greer. It is beautiful to me, and I feel a kinship to her color choices. They were really beautiful, somewhat faded now. I really resonate with her use of black thread for the stitches.
My friend Barbara Webster has started a quilt kit business called PhotoQuiltKits on Etsy. She takes all her own photographs and has them printed on fabric. The fabric is a special fabric that allows for great accuracy in the pieces and great color and depth of field. I love this amazing fabric of juniper. You can see some of her kits at
I lost my favorite clothes line photo shoot area; we bought a box trailer and its in the way right now... but I hope it will be moving a little leaving me my space again! I do love the way this turned out, its got a lot of appeal. Here is another shot in the shadow of the trailer...
Monster trailer that is in the way.
Making a baby quilt with these Gumball Blocks by Amy Smart, and I know I am going to use a cream colored background. BUT, here is a chance to see the amazing ways that using different colors will really alter the look and emotion of a quilt so I bring out some solids and lay different blocks on them.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.