Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A friend.........

A friend who reads my blog was travelling through this area yesterday so she came over for a few hours.  We went out for lunch and then we played with my pile of clean up cuts from batiks.


I started cutting for this quilt when I was making my Fractured quilts (this one is in the same book) so last night I got serious and cut some more pieces.  I need to find about 7 more light fabrics for backgrounds and I am only about halfway done cutting the color pieces.  I think this will be a good one to start on New Year's Eve.

29 comments:

naturalgrrl said...

Dear Wanda - This being Christmas Eve, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a year full of exuberant colour! Your blog entries have brightened many a day for me this year, with literal and figurative inspiration. I wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season. Janet

Linda Swanekamp said...

I want to wish you a blessed Christmas and thank you for all you share and respond. I am grateful for you. Absolutely love those colors today! I would smile the whole time sewing with them.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Merry Christmas Wanda -

Gene Black said...

thank you for writing so consistently. Your blog is a gift I allow myself to open each morning.
Have a blessed and Merry Christmas. Peace be with you on this day and for the year to come.

Needled Mom said...

Merry Christmas, Wanda.

Elaine said...

Merry Christmas, Wanda. Thank-you for the gift of you that you give us so freely all year. May you be surrounded by God's blessings.

Brenda said...

I wish I had arranged to stop by when we went to Chicago last summer. Merry Christmas!

cottonreel said...

Merry Christmas Wanda , may it be simply the best.
Gene Black is so right , your blog is a gift , long may you continue

Mary said...

A new project and a visit from a friend with a love of quilting...sounds like a wonderful day!

Quiltdivajulie said...

With your touches, this will be a stunner!

suemac said...

Merry Christmas. I have enjoyed reading your blog these past several months. I always look for your new creation and new blooms every day.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Very cool! I love the random mix of commercial prints with batiks. It's going to be very pretty - keep us posted with in-progress pics!

Beth said...

Merry Christmas!!! Looking forward to the NY eve... start and seeing the results!

Sheila said...

Thank you for another wonderful year of colorful, beautiful blog posts. I have enjoyed everyone of them. Merry Christmas, Wanda.

Karen Mason said...

Wanda I took the class from Kathy at Sister's last summer and made this quilt (or at least the top. There is a picture of it on my blog.

Kevin the Quilter said...

How fun! I recently made this "Soul Searching" quilt, and it went together so quickly, and it used a lot of scraps! I cut the scraps with my accuquilt 2.5" die. I can't wait to see how your's turns out!

JJM said...

I am jealous ~ wish It was me that was able to stop by and visit with you too. Great looking strips cut for your New Years eve project.

MERRY CHRISTMAS WANDA ~

JJM

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Wanda!

Thank you for sharing your exuberance with so many of us!

Frebblebit

Anonymous said...

Dear Wanda,
I found your blog after seeing your quilt at the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte.
I get a dose of Exuberant Color daily from you and have been most truly blessed.
Thank you for sharing your art with me.
I made one watercolor quilt years ago using free discontinued decorator fabric samples from books. It was a wonderful experience and I itch to do more, but in the meantime I get my fix from you!
Merry Christmas
Lori

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Arizona. I too have enjoyed reading your blog! Sheila

HollyM said...

It must be fun to meet with a reader.
Merry Christmas!

Debra Graham said...

Merry Christmas, this looks like a great New Quilts.

Brown Family said...

I like that quilt, too. My Granddaughter made one almost like it.

Merry Christmas!

Muddling Through said...

I was eying that one, too, but no idea if I'll actually get to it. I will for sure enjoy watching you make it though!

I, too, must join in the chorus of praise and thanksgiving to you for sharing your life and your art with us all so beautifully every day. You are a blessing and I pray that you be abundantly blessed in return.

Merry Christmas!

Vivian said...

It's always a joy to watch your quilts being created, from the planning, to the cutting, the sewing, and the finishing steps. I enjoy learning from your process and this new one will be fun to see created.
Merry Christmas, Wanda.

Pat said...

Merry Christmas Wanda. May your days be merry and bright in this coming year. I have enjoyed your blog and many georgous quilts. Thank you for taking the time to blog about your projects.

Vicki Price said...

Wanda - Thanks for sharing your ideas and artistry with us throughout the year. You have inspired many quilters, I'm sure!

Charlotta said...

I was so enamored with your fractured quilts that I, too, bought the book. I've spent a lot of time reading and looking at it, but cannot say when I'll get around to making any of the quilts. There are quite a few I love, though, do I'm really glad I bought it. It's a lovely book. Thanks.

Irene said...

I guess I missed it somewhere, but what is the name of the book you are using for the Fractured quilt? Thanks