With the Royal wedding afoot it has me and probably a lot of you reminiscing about how quickly time passes and more importantly what we did with all that time. For some it was spent buying a home and raising children, for others travelling, for most of us it was spent working so that we could do some or all of the previous.
I can’t really remember a time that I wasn’t quilting or sewing and when I look back at my work I see a different girl in each of my projects. My desires, loves and skills have grown and that is refreshing as well as invigorating. Quilting has evolved so much - I can remember making a quilt for my first apartment and my choice of fabrics were blue, yellow or apricot. Not only have the fabrics changed but so has the demographic of quilters. As quilters we are blessed with choice of fabrics, designers and style of quilts that are available to tempt our creative desires.
One of the new designers to enter the quilting world is Camille Roskelley. Camille designs quilt patterns and in 2008 with her mum Bonnie, joined the Moda family and began designing fabrics. Camille has now published her first book “Simplify”. It is filled with quilts for the modern home using pre-cut jelly rolls, charm packs etc. The book is beautifully photographed and is filled with lovely quilts based on the theme of Simplicity. This theme continues with the choice of fabrics and designs making this book a pleasure to read and look through – leaving only one hard decision – which quilt to make. So here is a sneak peek at Simplify. Make sure you have it on your look at list next time you visit.
So another month is almost at an end which means the next two blocks for Lollipop Trees are due. With the short month, I am so thrilled to have them on the blog before it’s end. Deadline achieved – ta dah - the next two blocks in this beautiful quilt.
Our applique group celebrated a special birthday last week and as with all celebrations show and tell is imminent. Izabella brought in her finished diamond quilt from the Kaffe class in February and our friend Kay brought Stevie’s Garden in for the evening as she continued the massive task of hand quilting this gorgeous quilt as well as her finished bordered diamond quilt from the Kaffe class. (sorry about the size - I really must get some lessons for this new mac).Congratulations to both Izabella and Kay on their beautiful quilts – the pressure is now on for them to be quilted.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication……..Leonardo da Vinci
So I am off to Majella’s for the evening to watch the Royal Wedding and have a glass or two of bubbly. Have a wonderful weekend.........lisa