Sunday, August 19, 2012
Colors of Summer
Have you taken a walk into the changing colors of Summer? She starts with such riotous brights and then slowly goes into a variety of color that then leads into subtly calming hues - leading us into Fall.
A little sneak peek of my August Doll Quilt Swap piece that heads to the post office this morning.
I managed to get the little houses done and attached to the large ones - these are for the Christmas Town Quilt Along quilt. I am going scrappy and had to plan different center blocks other than given - A Poinsettia and Christmas Bells won't fit into this plan. (linking to http://www.patchworktimes.com/)
A few more blocks made for this quilt in Bonnie Hunter's 'Scraps & Shirtails II' - all the strip sets are made for the remainder of the blocks and a day of power sewing will get them whipped up. I hope to get the sashing (cheddar) and setting blocks (blue chambrey shirts) cut out this week.
And Brenda of Quilting Along Life's Way is the winner of the 'High Tea' panel and coordinating fabric. I will be sending her a seperate e-mail for mailing information. Thank you all for such wonderful comments on the Bowls with Borders.
Has your use of color changed with the waxing of Summer's season? Are your colors leading into Fall?
I am such an oopsss........... can't read my own notes! This is a lovely Eagle that Joie made from the tutorial found HERE . Done in Auburn University colors and her first time doing this technique of applique. I am so delighted to share this with you all. If anyone else has done an Eagle from the tutorial, I would love to share or direct to your blog.
"Colored scents that fill the air as drowsy insects hum around in the meadow is the place of secret magic where nature alone renews itself."
- Kate Bergquist