Sunday, May 23, 2010

New work

I had this on the design wall before I left for Ohio.

Not sure whether I'll add a border yet or not -- any suggestions?

North Texas in May!

May is beautiful here in North Texas! Our garden is starting to bloom, and the turtles are enjoying the sunshine. This is Miss "M", having a tasty snack:

The daylilies are starting to bloom. This one is a spider form, called "web browser."

Our species lilies have also started to bloom:

And my favorite flowers of all, poppies, are beautiful:

The balloon flowers and scabiosa add a cool splash of blue to the flower beds:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Nancy Crow "Sets and Variables" class

I just got home from Ohio, after a wonderful week at the Barn. I was taking "Sets and Variables" from Nancy Crow. It was an intensive design class, and as a result, I'm exhausted!

The first project was very small. It will be 7-1/2" x 15" when the two sections are joined. Or larger if I decide to make more sections.

This is the final piece, designed during the third exercise. Not entirely successful, but I wanted to play with yellow-green and grays/neutrals.

I have never used much gray in my quilts. I found to my surprise that I liked the way it made the other colors sparkle.

I think my best piece was this, pieced during the second exercise.

Nancy suggested I lengthen it by 10", so I will be working on that after I recover from my upcoming surgery.

It was a wonderful week, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was tough but very stimulating, and I've come home with my head whirling. Now it's time to get to work!

Visit to Columbus -- before the barn

Before the barn, I spent a wonderful weekend with my brother, Andrew and his wife, Jennifer in Columbus. It was good to be there! It was cool and rainy, but my brother's home is always a warm place.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Off to Ohio!

Back at the Crow Timber Frame Barn for a class with Nancy Crow. We set up this afternoon and then meet for a welcome dinner. I'll let y'all know how it goes....

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