I just love this quilt pattern: Falling Charms from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. They use 5″ squares (called charm packs). I like to use larger squares, anywhere from 8.5 to 10 inches. For this quilt, I cut each square from a different piece of fabric; there are no duplicates.
A Perennial Flower
Not all flowers fade
Some keep their shape and colors
Blooming all year long
Blanco, Texas: Where doors go just to hang out.
Thursday is for Doors over at Norm 2.0.
I recently came across the term Direct Watercolor from a blog post by Marco Taro Holmes. Direct Watercolor means painting in watercolor without an underlying sketch or drawing. I thought I’d give it a try, so here is my first effort. I’m pretty happy that I can recognize it as a pitcher.
I saw a sample of this quilt at the Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin, Texas. I checked my list of rulers that I keep on my smart phone and I already owned the templates. They were a gift from Shelly some years ago. Well, I just had to try it, so I did. It went together fairly easily. Using batik fabrics made it easy as I didn’t have to flip the template over to get a reverse shape. I cut everything out with the template in one position and then I flipped the batik fabric over. I just love it when a plan comes together. It’s at the quilter’s as I write this so it will be ready soon for me to add the binding and then it will be ready to give away.