It's been a long dreary winter around here if you ask me. Cold and dreary days both literally and figuratively have had me in a funk. The sun is shining and the temperatures are warm, I feel more at ease with where my family is (again, literally and figuratively) and I'm ready for spring to melt away my blahs. Getting myself back into the sewing room the past few days proved to be just the warming my spirits needed after some winter hibernation. My fortune cookie tried giving me a little hint last week.
A good exercise in getting the creative juices flowing was to catch up on shamefully past due quilt squares for the quilting bees I'm participating in.
First up was Stephanie's red and white square. She asked for red cross/ crosses on a white background. This one gave me a fit. I wanted to convey simple, without it seeming lazy or boring. I'm not sure I got the look I wanted, but I put quite a bit of time into trying.
For Leslie, I had fun with this one. Happy fabrics, don't you think?
For Juliette, who is making a quilt for her adorable son Fin.
These didn't photograph well, I hope she will like them. Again, I was going for simple and clean. The first one may be a bit busy.
For Sarah. Her quilt will be a wedding gift for her brother. His bride-to-be said her favorite color was "rainbow." I can't wait to see the quilt together.
For another Sarah. She loves vintage quilts. I loved making this square. I don't typically follow patterns, so this was a nice diversion and it was fun to watch the shapes take form.
Cathy will be making quilts for her daughters. Her fabric combination was fun to work with.
And finally Melissa. I am in love with this color combination. The plum and aqua with the mossy green. Love it!
In my photos the plum is coming across more wine, it's less red than it looks in the picture. It shows better in Melissa's photographs here. I am thinking my living room needs a little touch of plum after working with this fabric.
Then next block is for a seven year old little girl. I'm thinking of trying some applique. Wish me luck.