Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More inspiration

I was so exhausted last night I couldn't do anything but look at my new book and watch CSI Miami.

The art quilters came and we had such a good time. 

I went up to visit Dad in the evening and he is so much better already on the oxygen and whatever else they are doing for him.  He still has the cough but not as often.  I want to thank everyone for your prayers and well wishes.

I sold this colorwash background to one of my art quilter friends a few months ago.  She brought it yesterday with her applique started on it.  I love the fabric she used for the sunflowers.  She just has it pinned on there right now so we'll probably see a lot of changes to it next month.

25 comments:

Jackie said...

So glad your Dad is doing better!! I, too, am looking forward to receiving the book! What a beautiful quilt.

sosarahsew said...

What a great use for that background! A real win-win situation: one person has the stash and the eye (and desire) to piece all those little squares and another person with the stash and the eye (and the desire) to do the applique. Will she be doing hand needle turn or machine stitching to apply the flowers? Sarah

Gene Black said...

Wow! that colorwash background is exquisite.

kimbuktu said...

What an exquisite quilt, and the book looks yummy too!

karenfae said...

love the color wash! glad your dad is is doing well.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Fiesta said...

Wanda the colorwash quilt is stunning! Did you design it or was there a pattern name that you can share with us?

Joyce said...

The colorwash is amazing. I love what she is doing with it.

Laura said...

Just read about your dad. So glad he is doing better.

Sewing Junkie said...

This is quite a brilliant expression of color. The flowers are really in detail, but the background has so much depth in the highlights. It is a wonder marriage of the two ideas. Chris

Renee said...

Wanda, so glad you Dad is doing better. I will keep him in my prayers.

Love the sunflowers. The colors she choose for the petals, just work so wonderfully with the colorwash background.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your dad is better. The book looks neat, can't wait to see what you make out of it. Hannah

hetty said...

Glad to hear that your Dad is feeling better. The applique your friend is doing looks amazing! And I love the colour wash you created.

KateKwiltz said...

I almost bought that book this weekend! Liked a few of the quilts in it, it's still on the Wish List.

Glad Dad's improving.

Quiltdivajulie said...

So how IS the book? Are you happy you purchased it?

Great news about your dad's improvement ... continued prayers and hugs winging their way to ya'll.

Exquisite use of the colorwash background - those flowers are wonderful!!!

Muddling Through said...

Glad your dad is better. It's not easy to see those we love in distress.

That sunflower quilt is shaping up to be spectacular. Are those actual squares of fabric sewn together and colorwashed? It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

So good to hear your Dad is doing better. You have my prayers that he continues to grow stronger.

I can see this art quilter is as talented as you are. Her sunflower took my breath away. Your color wash is an outstanding background for her creation she is working on. Absolutely LOVE IT !

J~MT

Marilyn said...

So glad your Dad is doing better. The colorwash with applique is absolutely gorgeous. You must have a very talented group.

Tracy said...

Ooh, please pass on my compliments, too - the sunflower is perfect, especially on that backing. VERY striking!

Cathi said...

That sunflower against your colourwash background is fabulous! I'm glad your dad is responding to treatment.
Uh oh -- looks like I need to get that book. The cover has me hooked! ;-)

*karendianne. said...

I'm here, catching up and realizing how much I've missed. I read here there's been a lot going on with your Dad. I'm glad to also read he's improving. I was happy to read about the Art Quilters visiting and to see that really cool book! I have some catching up to do... Warmly and with kindness, *karendianne.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love applique on a pieced background. What a great use of the colourwash.

Debbie said...

Glad to hear your father is doing better, Wanda. Thanks for sharing your friend's top in progress. It really is fantastic. I hope you DO take and share a photo next time she brings it, too!

quiltmom said...

I haven't seen this particular Kaffe Fassett book- it looks interesting- Hope you found some inspiration..

Glad to know that your dad is feeling better- sending you warm wishes for his complete recovery..

Your colorwash quilt is lovely and I love your friend's addition of sunflowers. They are gorgeous- my favorite flowers are sunflowers- There is something really happy looking about sunflowers.
Regards,
Anna

jovaliquilts said...

Wow, your friend's sunflowers look GREAT against your background!

Cheryl C. said...

I watched as the colorwash and the applique was being done. I am still amazed at its beauty every time that I see them.